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.

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.

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

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).

The mighty Mackenzie River splits into thousands of tiny waterways.

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Mackenzie River

Mackenzie River

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

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

A Drive to the End of the World – On the Mackenzie River Ice Road to Tuk // White road. White horizon. White sky. A drive on the ice road of the frozen Mackenzie River from Inuvik to Tuk in Arctic Canada. Adventurous at heart, we could not pass this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we eagerly made plans to add this experience to our Arctic trip.

A Drive to the End of the World - On the Mackenzie River Ice Road to Tuk

A Drive to the End of the World – On the Mackenzie River Ice Road to Tuk // White road. White horizon. White sky. A drive on the ice road of the frozen Mackenzie River from Inuvik to Tuk in Arctic Canada. Adventurous at heart, we could not pass this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we eagerly made plans to add this experience to our Arctic trip.

13) The Mackenzie River is the largest river system in Canada. It flows through a vast, isolated region of forest and tundra entirely within the country’s Northwest Territories, although its many tributaries reach into four other Canadian provinces and territories.

13) The Mackenzie River is the largest river system in Canada. It flows through a vast, isolated region of forest and tundra entirely within the country’s Northwest Territories, although its many tributaries reach into four other Canadian provinces and territories.

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