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Inuvik awaits you at
the end of this year-round highway, offering a full range of services and
The Western Arctic Visitor Information Centre is open from the third weekend in May to September 15.
It features both indoor and outdoor interpretive displays about the whole Delta region and is a worthwhile
destination itself. Trips to all the outlying communities and other attractions are available from here
Happy Valley Territorial Campground offers 27 sites, with laundromat,
nightly fee and 24-hour security.
Just outside the community
of Inuvik, Jak Park Campsite offers 36 sites,
with a fee for overnight or day use, and 24-hour security.
Territorial Park is recognized for its limestone cliffs and rare arctic plant
communities overlooking Campbell Lake,
a significant migratory bird staging area in the fall and an unusual example of a reversing delta in the spring.
Vadzaih Van Tshik Campground has 11 sites.
Tsiigehtchic is a traditional Gwich'in community, where a more relaxed pace of life may still be found.
River and Arctic Red River ferry is free and operates 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
daily, June to mid-October.
Cross by ice bridge in the winter from the end of November until April 30. The flow of the Mackenzie River,
draining one fifth of Canada, over 1,800,000 sq. km. (700,000 sq. miles), is exceeded in the western hemisphere
only by the Mississippi and the Amazon. The Mackenzie Delta is the largest in Canada and the tenth largest in the world.
K'yit Park is a small wayside rest stop, with displays that describe the community
visible across the Arctic Red River from the park's viewing tower.
Fort McPherson offers
a good range of basic services, a visitor information centre, open June 1
to September 15,
the Tent and Canvas workshop, open 9 to 5 weekdays, and a self-guided tour of the community.
Park campsite (23 sites, nightly fee) and its visitor information centre are
open from June 1 to September 1.
The centre offers fascinating displays of the traditional lifestyle of the Gwich'in people of the region.
The Peel River ferry is
free and operates from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily, from June to mid-October.
Cross by ice bridge from the end of November to April 30.
A view of the Mackenzie Delta and Peel River valley.
the time zone change at the Yukon/NWT border crossing - set watches one hour
ahead when travelling north,
back when going south. There is an interpretive display here worth seeing that describes the local wildlife and landscapes.
Twenty sites offer sheltered protection within a steep gorge of the Richardson Mountains.
Catch a photo of yourself
crossing the Arctic Circle, taking a moment to see the displays
that explain the Arctic Circle and the northern lights.
From this latitude northwards the sun never sets at the summer solstice,
June 21, and never rises at the winter solstice, December 21.
The halfway point. The
hotel, Ph (867) 993-2453, open year round, offers a licensed restaurant and
full service garage with propane, diesel and licensed me-chanic, tire sales and repair, and limited aircraft facilities.
Next services - Fort McPherson 193 km (120 miles).
Ogilvie Highway Maintenance Camp.
at the foot of Sapper Hill, a sharply eroded lime-stone ridge
with fascinating rock "forests". Eight sites and good fishing.
elevation on the Dempster, at 1,289 metres (4,229 feet).
First crossing of the Continental Divide.
Take in the panoramic view west to Tombstone Mountain, some 40 km (25 miles) away.
Campground, with 22 sites, offers nature walks and campfire talks, in July
and a staffed interpretive centre. It is a base for hikes into the Tombstone range.
Klondike Highway Maintenance Camp.
Take in the Gateway interpretive display at the junction of the Dempster Highway
with Yukon Route 5, 40 km (25 miles) east of Dawson City, after fuelling up at Klondike River Lodge,
Ph (867) 993-6892, full service garage, which offers gas, propane, diesel, towing, car wash,
RV park and storage. It's 365 kms (232 miles) to the next service point at Eagle Plains.
Before you start your journey up the Dempster, be sure to stop in at the Dempster
Delta Visitor Information Centre on Front Street in Dawson City, Yukon.
See the excellent displays and meet our friendly travel counsellors,
who can help you plan your trip. Open May 15 to September 15.