Dempster Highway, Yukon/Northwest Territories - The Dempster Highway connects the Klondike Highway in the Yukon Territory of Canada to Inuvik, Northwest Territories on the Mackenzie River delta. During the winter, the highway extends another 194 kilometres to Tuktoyaktuk, on the northern coast of Canada, using frozen portions of the Mackenzie River delta as an ice road.
Caribous crossing Dempster Highway during hunting season. Caribous belonging to the Porcupine Caribou herd in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The caribous have become threatened by the opening of more and more oil drilling sites. Yukon Canada- photo byTheo Allofs
March 20 2017 : Mackenzie River in Canada's Northwest Territories This view acquired on Nov. 7 2016 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 shows a portion of Canada's Mackenzie River Delta and the town of Inuvik home to more than 3000 people. A frozen highway -- 194 kilometers (120 miles) long -- runs between the remote outposts of Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk along the rivers East Channel.
The Dempster Highway, also referred to as Yukon Highway 5 and Northwest Territories Highway 8, is a highway that connects the Klondike Highway in Yukon, Canada to Inuvik, Northwest Territories on the Mackenzie River delta. During the winter months, the highway extends another 194 km (121 mi) to Tuktoyaktuk, on the northern coast of Canada, using frozen portions of the Mackenzie River delta as an ice road (the Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road).