Fort Liard

Fort Liard

Echaot’ıe Kųę – “Place of the people from the land of giants”

Population: 619

Sheltered by tall timber in the rolling foothills of the Mackenzie Mountains, this rambling riverfront hamlet is the NWT’s “garden spot,” enjoying warm weather and luxuriant vegetation. Located just off the Liard Trail 37 kilometres north of the NWT border, it’s a good place to gas up, buy exquisite Dene arts and crafts (birchbark baskets are the local specialty), or kick back on the banks of the river. 

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Lindberg Landing

Comfortable Bed and Breakfast between Fort Simpson and Fort Liard on the Liard Highway (Hwy 7). Log house and two rustic cabins available. Read more

Liard Valley General Store & Motel

Motel and general store. Twelve air-conditioned units. Read more

Acho Dene Native Crafts

Acho Dene Native Crafts is a collective of over 40 cottage producers living in the community produce the products sold by the store. These products are made using a blend of ancestral techniques and themes with... Read more

Acho Dene Native Crafts Store

One of the finest galleries in all of the Northwest Territories, this sunny store is an essential stop for travellers on the Liard Highway. A wealth of moosehide and birchbark artworks and crafts are for sale, and the... Read more


This municipal campground is located about four kilometres along the access road to Fort Liard. It's next to a small lake, and offers a kitchen shelter and several campsites. Read more