Dempster Highway

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Dempster Highway

Yukon Highway 5
Northwest Territories Highway 8
Route information
Maintained by Yukon Department of Highways and Public Works
Northwest Territories Department of Infrastructure
Length737.5 km (458.3 mi)
YT-5: 465 km (289 mi)
NWT-8: 271 km (168 mi)
Major junctions
South end Hwy 2 (Klondike Highway) near Dawson City, YT
North end Highway 10 (Inuvik–Tuktoyaktuk Highway), Inuvik, NT
Highway system
Hwy 4Hwy 6
Northwest Territories highways
Highway 7Highway 10

The Dempster Highway is a north-south highway in northern Yukon Territory and northwestern Northwest Territories, Canada. It is one of two highways in North America (the other being the Dalton Highway in Alaska) that travels north of the Arctic Circle. Almost the entire length of the route is dirt or gravel road.[1]

Terminus[change | change source]

The southern terminus of the Dempster Highway is in Dawson, Yukon Territory. The northern terminus is in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. The route also crosses between time zones at the provincial line.

References[change | change source]

  1. "CBC Archives". Retrieved 4 March 2021.