Two years ago Q and I attempted to drive the Dempster Highway through the Canadian arctic crossing through the Yukon to the most northern town on the Dempster in the North West Territories. Unfortunately, the highway had washed out and required a 3-day fix during our 9-day vacation. We drove just past Tombstone Territory Park to the washout and then had to turn around, vowing we’d return and successfully complete the trip.
This past summer we were given the opportunity to attempt the drive again. For this trip, we went at a different time of year than the last and since our initial attempt, the road had now been completed all the way to the village of Tuktoyaktuk NWT, an Inuvialuit hamlet on the Arctic ocean shore.
Since words really do no justice for the variety of landscapes and topography you pass through on the journey to the Arctic Ocean, TNN felt a photo essay would be the best representation of what we saw, albeit even photos don’t come close to the real experience.
So sit back and relax, maybe grab a snack and enjoy the show.
~ True North Nomad
Have you driven to the Arctic before? What landscape did you fall in love with? Tell us about your adventure in the comments below.
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