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Dempster Highway

Yukon, Canada
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road trip to Inuvik

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TacomaNorthshore
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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 8 January 2017
Barry C
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 weeks ago
“road trip to Inuvik”
7 Jan 2017
“Best way to see the tundra”
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Yukon, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank TacomaNorthshore
Reviewed 8 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

1  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

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

8  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 21 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 11 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

9  Thank skitlbug
Reviewed 25 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 17 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
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Nitainlaii Territorial Park
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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
11 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.
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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
2 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
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Reinallamacomma
Hello, My partner and I wanted to do a road trip up to Yukon and Whitehorse next year in early May from Vancouver. Will this time of year be too difficult/dangerous for that? If so, what are my other options and or recommendations of what to do. Thank you
29 August 2016|
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Response from Anne K |
Hi The Demspter Highway isnt part of that particular trip, so your post might be better posted on another area of the site. The Dempster goes from Dawson City to Inuvik, and May it is usuaply closed due to the icebridges... More
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