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Driving from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson

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Driving from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson

We are planning a trip to NWT in late May/early June. How long does the drive take from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson? We will be in Fort Simpson for 3/4 days and plan to take a day trip to Virginia Falls. Any tips where to stay or things to do in either Yellowknife or Fort Simpson?

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1. Re: Driving from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson

Hey.

It should take about 6-7 hours. Be sure to check out the ferry times, or you might get stuck! Have a good trip, and watch carefully for bison between YK and Fort Providence!

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2. Re: Driving from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson

Hey.

It should take about 6-7 hours. Be sure to check out the ferry times, or you might get stuck! Have a good trip, and watch carefully for bison between YK and Fort Providence!

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3. Re: Driving from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson

Oh! Also, Janor's Guest house in Fort Simpson was great. In Yellowknife, we stay at the Explorer Hotel. Pricey. No doubt. There are lots of bed and breakfasts around, too.

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4. Re: Driving from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson

It's a pretty time of year to be in Ft. Simpson but if you come to Yellowknife it might be a bit early if you want to get out on the lake. Summer doesn't really start until June 15 in Yellowknife. If you come at the end of May while it is still a bit cooler at least you will not be in the peak of bug season.

I agree - stay at Janor's guest house in Ft. Simpson. Not sure if Jeannine and Orville are still running it there but it's a great little spot and they are great folks.

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