Deh Cho Connection

Bison crossing Mackenzie Highway

Welcome to the Deh Cho Travel Connection, a great circle tour of Canada’s northern frontier.  On this 3,000 km trip visit historic landmarks, wild parks, well-serviced campgrounds and traditional and modern communities.

Your journey will take you through driveable wilderness in northern Alberta, the Northwest Territories and northeastern British Columbia.

Follow the paths of gold seekers, explorers and trappers.  See vast tracts of wilderness broken only by small communities perched at the edge of rivers or lakes. 

Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites – Nahanni National Park Reserve and Wood Buffalo National Park.  Drive through five vastly different regions of Canada:  the Peace River Valley in northern Alberta, the Canadian Rockies in northern B.C., the foothills of the Mackenzie Mountains in western NWT, the Canadian Shield, north of Great Slave Lake and boreal forest everywhere along the route. 

Cross three of Canada’s larger river systems: the Peace, Liard and Mackenzie Rivers. 

Visit thundering waterfalls in the Northwest Territories – five readily accessible from Highway 1, one in Nahanni National Park Reserve, and one outside of Yellowknife. 

Meet locals with connections to both traditional and modern worlds, and learn about the culture of our indigenous population.

Watch for wildlife wherever you are on the Deh Cho Travel Connection:  bison lounging beside the road, foxes and occasionally wolves darting through the bushes; a range of raptors hunting for lunch; or graceful sandhill cranes strolling the riverbanks. 

Once you’ve driven the Deh Cho Travel Connection you’ll have a brand new understanding of Canada’s remote northland.