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road trip to Inuvik

Peace and quiet. Great scenery. Wonderful hiking. Just all around excellent. Tombstone... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Washington State
Best way to see the tundra

I've traveled this route twice. Once in 2013 and again in 2015. I'll be headed back again this... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Barry C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Scenic highway near the Arctic Circle.
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1 May 2017
“road trip to Inuvik”
7 Jan 2017
“Best way to see the tundra”
Yukon, Canada

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Peace and quiet. Great scenery. Wonderful hiking. Just all around excellent. Tombstone Mountains were great to hike in and very peacful. Two trips and want to head back again. Take your time and enjoy the area.

1  Thank TacomaNorthshore
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I've traveled this route twice. Once in 2013 and again in 2015. I'll be headed back again this year in August and September. This is a beautiful drive through the Yukon and NWT tundra. It is as others have said, a tire eating road if...More

2  Thank Barry C
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great road , feel the emptyness. See Grizly's and other animals. good campgrounds on the way. and try to go to Tuk from Inuvik. it is worth it

1  Thank Feyeton
Reviewed 14 September 2016

we first heard about the dempster while traveling thru the maritimes, met a couple who recommended it highly! in 2014 we ventured from anchorage over top of the world, thru dawson city, past dempster in a loop south thru whitehorse then back into AK. now...More

9  Thank greg g
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We drove the Dempster Highway from Dawson City to Inuvit, the land of the midnight sun. Before heading out, stop at the Northwest Territory Dempster Highway Visitor Centre in Dawson City to get a map, and get weather and road conditions. Most locals will discourage...More

10  Thank Rickeys-Travels
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Quite a feat putting this highway over mountains and on a permafrost base. Good hiking along the way. Several rest stops. Very, very dusty. If you are traveling with an open bed truck suggest you cover luggage with plastic.

4  Thank cdb15427
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Rental Cars can go anywhere. Northwest Territory Visitor Center in Dawson City was very helpful and showed us encouraging pictures of tiny little smart cars on the Dempster. We bought it. We carefully drove a Nissan Altima (thank you un-named, unwilling and unknowing rental car...More

10  Thank skitlbug
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Take a truck or SUV, and drive up the Dempster highway, at least to Tombstone Park (100km up), or North Fork Pass. Beyond that, you want to take 2 spare tires and an extra jerry can of gas. The Dempster is a truly legendary, beautiful...More

2  Thank wanderersinn
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I was fortunate enough to make this journey with a friend, as part of her bucket list. We made our journey towards the end of September, and glad we didn't leave it any later due to the snow and ice on our return, but isn't...More

5  Thank Lynne H
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Drove the Dempster in my Subaru, Forester from beginning to end and loved every kilometre. The scenery is dazzling and keeps changing as you travel north. I recommend getting the Dempster Highway Guide from visitors centre in Dawson or have Yukon Tourism send it to...More

18  Thank doddssa
Nearby Attractions
Nitainlaii Territorial Park
.00 km away
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Hi! My husband are considering travelling to the Yukon and maybe up to Inuvik in June 2018. We will be travelling with a Ford F150 and 21 ft travel trailer. It seems that most RV's are either campervans, motorhomes or truck campers, and I'm a bit hesitant about taking the trailer. Any advice?
4 June 2017|
Response from Anne K | Property representative |
Hi! There are people who travel with trailers all the way up to Inuvik (and since you are thinking to travel in June 2018, the highway will be completed all the way to Tuktoyaktuk and the Arctic Ocean), so it is definitely... More
Hongbo P
Is it advisable to have a road trip from whitehorse to eagle plain in late December, 2016? What will the road condition of Dempster and is that even possible to make it?? Thank you
10 December 2016|
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Response from billmc33 | Reviewed this property |
The road is maintained all year as it is the only supply route for the artic circle. It can however be very muddy and covered in snow so a four wheel drive is a must during the winter.
William S
We are driving the Dempster at least as far as the Arctic Circle in late June, 2017. Should I replace the Goodyear Wrangler RT/S tires on our Ford Ranger 4x4 with 10 ply rated tires? There are 12,000 km on the original equipment Wrangler tires. We are booked for Antarctica for January 2018! Getting to the bottom of the Bucket List. Thanks, Bill and Sandy
1 November 2016|
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Response from billmc33 | Reviewed this property |
I think you could make it with your existing tires as long as you have a few spares. There are regular cars making the trip. We did it without any flats but we cracked our windshield when a rock hit it from the road. If you... More