Scheduled bus service connects you to the Northwest Territories from Alberta. Information about routes and timetables is available from Greyhound Canada (1-800-661-8747), Frontier Coachlines (867-874-2566), and Northern Exposure (867-392-6347).
Yellowknife has local bus service, most other large communities have taxi service, and cars and trucks may be available for rent. There is no passenger rail service.
Fuel is readily available along Northwest Territories highways, but it’s wise to fill up at each stop, since distances between services are long, and there are only a few communities with a choice of fuel. Service stations and automobile dealers in the major centres can offer mechanical service and car washes. If you run out of gas, flag a passing motorist for help.
Headlights and seatbelts are required on NWT highways and community roads. Speed limits on our highways vary, depending on conditions, from 70 km to 100 km/hr. Speed limits are radar-enforced.
If you’re among our many visitors who prefer to drive North, you’ll discover roads and highways free from traffic hassles. They take you through scenic, unspoiled wilderness, yet there’s access to campgrounds, picnic spots, service stations and visitor information centres on all our major routes.