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Trip of a lifetime

Although, technically, you could drive the length of it and back in two days, they question would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Xenalook
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Williams Lake
Amazing drive

We drove the Dempster up to Inuvik mid August. In general the road was in good condtion and allowed... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Marc G
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Zomergem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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Scenic highway near the Arctic Circle.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“eagle plains” (20 reviews)
“arctic circle” (12 reviews)
“gas station” (5 reviews)
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Yukon, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although, technically, you could drive the length of it and back in two days, they question would be "why"? Plan for a week or longer and stop / overnight at Tombstone to hike, camp at one or more of the campsites en-route, visit some of...More

Thank Xenalook
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We drove the Dempster up to Inuvik mid August. In general the road was in good condtion and allowed a reasonable driving speed. Of course there are roadworks and it is an unpaved road. Also the condition of the road varies enormously when it becomes...More

3  Thank Marc G
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We drove this after a long dry spell. The road was in surprisingly good condition, wife very dusty! North of the Arctic circle was really cool, as the ground changed from boreal forest to tundra. Just inside NWT there is a gorge. Stunning to drive...More

1  Thank Disneygroupie
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Oh my, wow, holy-moly, the most daring, adventurous drive of my life. Would LOVE to do it again but with more time. I drove only the Yukon portion - all 300 + miles. Missed the 100+ miles NWT portion to catch my flight home from...More

11  Thank mfreeze1958
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Although there are other famous highways around in this region (Top of the World, Alaska) this feels like a one-of-a-kind experience. No other highway carries with it as many superlatives as Dempster, whether for good or bad, and it is probably deserving of both. The...More

8  Thank Edward W
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We took the highway up to Tombstone. The road in many areas is somewhat elevated with no shoulder leading to in some places a five foot drop off to the tundra. One should have a full tank of gas before heading the Dempster as there...More

3  Thank Charlie R
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Peace and quiet. Great scenery. Wonderful hiking. Just all around excellent. Tombstone Mountains were great to hike in and very peacful. Two trips and want to head back again. Take your time and enjoy the area.

4  Thank TacomaNorthshore
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I've traveled this route twice. Once in 2013 and again in 2015. I'll be headed back again this year in August and September. This is a beautiful drive through the Yukon and NWT tundra. It is as others have said, a tire eating road if...More

5  Thank Barry C
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great road , feel the emptyness. See Grizly's and other animals. good campgrounds on the way. and try to go to Tuk from Inuvik. it is worth it

3  Thank Feyeton
Reviewed 14 September 2016

we first heard about the dempster while traveling thru the maritimes, met a couple who recommended it highly! in 2014 we ventured from anchorage over top of the world, thru dawson city, past dempster in a loop south thru whitehorse then back into AK. now...More

13  Thank greg g
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19 October 2017|
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Response from Anne K |
Hi! I'm not surprised you are getting conflicting advice - the Dempster has produced a range of different experiences. The first thing to consider is the Dempster can be in a variety of conditions depending on the... More
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Digbysalsa
9 July 2017|
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Response from Anne K | Property representative |
You should be just fine finding spots along the way! Happy travels!!
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