Welcome to the land where ice roads were born. Each winter, our legendary web of frozen freeways spans nearly 2,000 kilometres, offering the coolest automotive adventures.
Just outside Yellowknife is the ice road to the Dene village of Dettah – a literal spin on the four-foot-thick surface of Great Slave Lake. Way up in the polar zone you can drive to Aklavik. And across the rest of the territory? A glittering array of winter-only highways to traditional communities, wild lodges and stupendous natural scenery.
Here are 7 reasons to rev up for a polar road trip: