ROAD & WEATHER
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.
Government of the Yukon - Yukon Highways
While in the Yukon – You can dial 511 for Current Road Conditions
Government of the Northwest Territories - Department of Infrastructure