Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ (hlih-dlinh-kwenh) comes from the Dene Zhatıe language meaning- « the place where rivers come together. » Located at the junction of the Liard and Mackenzie Rivers, Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ has always been the spiritual, trading and meeting place of the Dehcho Dene. Because of this, Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ also became a central trading place for the North West Company where the Fort of the Forks was established in 1803. Due to the existing establishment of a post, the Hudson’s Bay Company built Fort Simpson in 1822. In 1969, the site was formally recognized as Fort Simpson National Historic Site of Canada
Today Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ is home to Dene, Métis, and Euro-Canadians where historic buildings set within this cultural landscape showcase the shared historic legacy.