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.

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.

Dramatic cliffs along the Mackenzie River - one of 12 Great Canadian Canoe Trips

Dramatic cliffs along the Mackenzie River - one of 12 Great Canadian Canoe Trips

More from the shores of the Mackenzie River in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories.photo by Dave Brosha

More from the shores of the Mackenzie River in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories.photo by Dave Brosha

The mighty Mackenzie River splits into thousands of tiny waterways.

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The mighty Mackenzie River splits into thousands of tiny waterways.

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

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

Recipe(tried): Mackenzie River Pizza House Vinaigrette Dressing (copycat recipe) - Recipelink.com

Recipe(tried): Mackenzie River Pizza House Vinaigrette Dressing (copycat recipe) - Recipelink.com

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.

Mackenzie River in Canada's Northwest Territories

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).

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).

aerial view of the Mackenzie River & Delta near Inuvik. N.W.T. - Canada.

aerial view of the Mackenzie River & Delta near Inuvik. N.W.T. - Canada.

The Beaufort Sea and Icy Reef with Drift Logs from the Mackenzie River, Alaska | by JGHurst, via Flickr

The Beaufort Sea and Icy Reef with Drift Logs from the Mackenzie River, Alaska | by JGHurst, via Flickr

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