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Conquering the Dempster Highway: Road Trip to Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Conquering the Dempster Highway: Road Trip to Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada

This will be a multi-week road trip with lots of off-roading, hiking, camping (including off-grid), pic stops...and.... lots of 'white-knuckle-holding-on-to-the-edge-of-the-seat' passenger reactions! (just kidding). We will also be dipping our toes in the Arctic Ocean.
  • START DATE

    Saturday, July 17, 2021

    07:00 AM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
    07:00 Hrs GMT -7:00
  • END DATE

    Saturday, August 14, 2021

    06:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
    18:00 Hrs GMT -7:00
  • OVERLAND BOUND REGION

    CA West Canada

  • EVENT TYPE

    Trip

  • DIFFICULTY

    3 MODERATE

Terrain Type

  • Dirt Road
  • Highway
  • Mud
  • Sand

Recommended

  • 4WD
  • Off Road Tires

Channel

Channel Channel Value
  • Other

Rally Point Notes:

Hello Everyone -- my plan is to meet & greet at the Shell Gas Station located north of Cochrane, AB, and start the road trip towards Yukon. For those coming from outside Calgary, you can join me in Cochrane, or along the route that I will be taking. Alternatively, you can join me in Yukon, at the Dempster Highway 'corner' (where the Klondike Highway 2 and the Dempster Highway 5 meet)

A full itinerary will be created and shared with those participating (not ready to fully post it). For now, here's a couple of Waypoints:

  1. Meet at the Shell Station (corner of Big Hill Springs Road 567 and Hwy 22)
  2. Meet at the Liard River Hot Spring Provincial Park
  3. Meet at the Dempster Highway 'corner'

Now, can you pronounce Tuktoyaktuk?

You should have good tires (and a full spare), extra gas, potable water, food, jackets, camping gear, etc. I've driven the Dempster Highway many times. Please connect if you have any questions.

Trip will be dependent on the Covid situation in 2021, as well as any Canadian Government restrictions on border openings, as well as inter-provincial border crossings.

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  • Start Point: Shell Gas Stations on AB-22, Cochrane, AB T0L, Canada GPS Coordinates: 51.27163, -114.46801 Notes:
  • WayPoint 1: Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park, 75100-81198 Alaska Hwy, Northern Rockies B, BC V0C, Canada GPS Coordinates: 59.42564, -126.1008 Notes:
  • End Point: YT-5, Glenboyle, YT Y0B, Canada GPS Coordinates: 63.99067, -138.7511 Notes:

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