Tuesday. March 17th. Drive to Vancouver and stay over night..
Wed, Mar 18, Air North, # 506B, Vancouver to Whitehorse.
Wed, Thu, Fr, Sat March 18, 19, 20, 21, Midnight Sun B&B, Whitehorse.
Sunday, March 22 Whitehorse to Dawson City
Monday, March 23, Dawson City to Eagle Plains
Tuesday, March 24, Eagle Plains to Inuvik
Wed, March 25, Inuvik to Tuk, round trip on the Ice Road.
Thu March 26, Inuvik to Aklavik, round trip on the Ice Road across the Mackenzie Delta.
Friday, March 27, Dog Sledding and then fly Inuvik to Whitehorse, Air North # 308N.
Sun, March 29, return to Vancouver, Flight 525 14:55 17:10.
Monday, March 30, Drive from Vancouver to Port Angeles
|Winter in the Arctic
Traveling the Dempster and the Ice Road
with Elston and Jackie Hill
March 17 - March 30, 2009
This is the home page for our trip winter trip up the Dempster Highway and down the Ice Road to Tuktoyaktuk on the
It was an amazing trip to the world's second largest wilderness. I am surpised that so few people visit the Arctic in the
winter. It is close for people living in the Northwest. With modern gear and a warm cab to fall back on, it is not that
difficult to visit one of the most remote and spectacular winter wonderlands in the world.
Below, a map showing our route from Whitehorse to Dawson City. The first
330 miles from Whitehorse to Dawson was paved but covered with ice and
snow. The Dempster Highway is a 450 mile unpaved road to Inuvik. It took
two days from Dawson City to Inuvik. The last 110 miles was down the Ice
Road on the Mackenzie River and then the Arctic Ocean to Tuktoyaktuk. We
also did a 70 miles trip across the Mackenzie Delta and then concluded the
trip dog sledding in the Arctic..
Below are links to the separate web pages for this trip. Or, you can click on the
first link and then click on the link at the bottom of each page to view each page