|Yukon Highway 5|
Northwest Territories Highway 8
|Maintained by Yukon Department of Highways and Public Works|
Northwest Territories Department of Infrastructure
|Length||737.5 km (458.3 mi)|
YT-5: 465 km (289 mi)
NWT-8: 271 km (168 mi)
|South end||Hwy 2 (Klondike Highway) near Dawson City, YT|
|North end||Highway 10 (Inuvik–Tuktoyaktuk Highway), Inuvik, NT|
|Northwest Territories highways|
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.
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]
- "CBC Archives". Retrieved 4 March 2021.