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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.

Choose Your Adventure

Cliffs of the East Arm, Great Slave Lake, NWT - Corey Myers

Yellowknife and the Ingraham Trail

The Ingraham Trail exemplifies what makes NWT spectacular. From Territorial Parks to vibrant cultures and timeless landscapes.

Louise Falls, Hay River, NWT - Colin Field

Wood Buffalo Waterfall Route

Big waterfalls, big parks, big bison - you're in the land of big adventure when you drive around the southern region of the NWT.

Nahanni National Park with Simpson Air - Jason van Bruggen/CTC

Nahanni to Dehcho

See five of Canada’s amazing and distinct landscapes all on one route, following the majestic Mackenzie river through our amazing North.