Northwest Territories, Canada

The Dempster Highway

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DEUTSCH

ROAD & WEATHER

 

CONDITIONS

The Dempster Highway officially opened in 1979 linking Inuvik with southern communities. The highway is open approximately June 10 to October 14 in the summer, and December 15 to April 30 in the winter. The highway closes for approximately 6 to 8 weeks in the fall when the Peel and Mackenzie Rivers freeze and again for 3-5 weeks in the spring when they thaw.

Ferry service operates on both the Peel and Mackenzie Rivers. The Peel River ferry operates on demand from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. The Mackenzie River ferry operates every hour on the hour from the Inuvik shore from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

NWT Ferries

http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/Highways/Ferry

Government of the Yukon - Yukon Highways

Website

http://www.511yukon.ca/en/

On Twitter

https://twitter.com/511yukon

 

Phone

1.867.456.7623

While in the Yukon – You can dial 511 for Current Road Conditions

Government of the Northwest Territories - Department of Infrastructure

 

Websites

http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/Highways/Highway-Conditions

http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/Highways/Highway_System/NWTHwy8

NWT Ferries

http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/Highways/Ferry

On Twitter

https://twitter.com/gnwt_INF

Phone

1.800.661.0750