Fort Liard, also refered to as, "the tropics of the north", it is a small village located in the Deh Cho Region of the Northwest Territory, Canada. The village is situated in the southwest bottom corner of the region in the Liard Valley surrounded by wildlife and rivers. Other communities in the Deh Cho Region include Trout Lake, Fort Providence and Enterprise.
The community rests on the banks of the Petitot and Laird Rivers. To the west are the Laird, La Biche and and Kotaneelee Mountain Ranges. To the east is a boreal forest. 23 kilometres to the south is the British Columbia / Northwest Territory Border. And to the north is the Nahanni Butte National Park Reserve .
Fort Liard, N.W.T. is a transportation, recreation and art destination located on the Liard Highway. It is the main highway accessing the village.
Tour groups are few in the village and many of the activities are self guided. Some of the more popular summer activities include hiking, flightseeing, canoeing, rafting, fishing, boating and birdwatching. There are wilderness camps set up on the rivers for fishing and trapping.
During the winter months the area is a popular snowmobile destination.
The rivers and the surrounding boreal forest are home to many species of Northwest Territory wildlife. The village, itself, is on the migratory path for many birds. Some of the wildlfie in the region include beaver, moose, bison, mountain sheep, black bears, lynx, caribou and even grizzly bears.