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Dempster Highway

Road Trips

Choose a highway and go

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

Three southern highways link to the fabled northern routes. Drive up the Alaska Highway through the Yukon to reach the legendary Dempster Highway, leading you to the Western Arctic hub of Inuvik. From Inuvik continue on to the new all-season Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway all the way to the Arctic Ocean and the friendly Inuvialuit hamlet of Tuk. In Alberta, follow Alberta Highway 35 north through the boreal forest to connect with NWT Highway 1 south of Hay River. Be sure to stop often to marvel at the many waterfalls in this region. From British Columbia take Highway 77 to the pioneering Liard Highway, running parallel to the Mackenzie Mountains in the NWT's lush Dehcho region and ending in Fort Simpson.

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