Getting Here by Road

Do the wildest drive

Our roads take you through scenic, unspoiled wilderness, yet there's access to campgrounds, picnic sites, service stations and visitor information on our major highways.

Three southern highways link to our fabled northern routes. Drive up the Alaska Highway through the Yukon to reach the legendary Dempster Highway, leading you to our Western Arctic hub of Inuvik and the coastal town of Tuktoyaktuk. Follow Alberta Highway 35 north through the boreal forest to connect with NWT Highway 1 south of Hay River. Or in British Columbia take Highway 77 to our pioneering Liard Trail, running parallel to the Mackenzie Mountains and ending in Fort Simpson.

Dempster Highway  Deh Cho Travel Connection  Road to Tuk

Our Stories

Intriguing tales from Canada's Northwest Territories

For eons, Fort Simpson has been a gathering place – for Dene, Métis, traders and more. ...

Pull off you shoes and socks and stride across the Salt Plains, nature's very own foot-spa...

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights – especially these.

Flying in floatplanes. Riding on car ferries. And – yes, skinnydipping. 

It happens each winter. The tundra shudders. And then the horde of reindeer appears.

At this artisanal Dene garment shop, cozy fur clothing is haute couture.