If you’re among our many visitors who prefer to drive North, you’ll discover roads and highways free from traffic hassles. They take you through scenic, unspoiled wilderness, yet there’s access to campgrounds, picnic spots, service stations and visitor information centres on all our major routes.
The highway from Alberta to Yellowknife is paved all the way with chip seal hardtop. Most of our all-weather gravel highways are wide and feature dust free passing zones. Plus you’ll enjoy the free ferry services that cross our massive rivers through the spring, summer and autumn.
For current road conditions, check the Northwest Territories road reports at www.dot.gov.nt.ca, or call 1-800-661-0750.
It is wild enough to make the hardiest romantic linger, yet travelled enough for a safe and leisurely family vacation with plenty of places to stop on the way.
Travel just over 1,800 kilometres (1,100 miles) from “Mile Zero” of the Mackenzie Highway to “Mile Zero” of the...
DOT is responsible for public transportation infrastructure in the NWT. The website contains information about roads, ferries, and ice bridges including historical opening and closure dates and daily Road Reports. Also flight information, travel tips and weather forecasts. For road condition reports please call 1 800-661-0750.
Dempster Highway bus services. Experience the unique opportunity to absorb and capture breathtaking views while travelling the Dempster Highway, including the Ogilvie and Richardson Mountains, crossing the NWT/Yukon border or the Arctic Circle and, crossing the Peel and Mackenzie Rivers (ferries or winter ice crossing). We provide bus services...