5 edition of The Dempster highway found in the catalog.
The Dempster highway
|Statement||William G. McLeod|
|Series||Yukon series. Research monographs -- 1|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||58 p. :|
|Number of Pages||58|
|LC Control Number||80-480797|
About the Dempster Highway. In , the Canadian government built this km ( miles) gravel highway to open up the oil and gas riches in the Mackenzie Delta. But the real riches are in the unsurpassed views, overwhelming beauty and magnitude of the landscapes. This 8-day Dempster Highway tour features all the best highlights of Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Available in both summer and winter, the tour takes you through some stunning rugged Richardson Mountain ranges and the breathtaking Mackenzie River Delta, all the way down to the Arctic Ocean.
The book is basically a diary of the author's trip up the Dempster Highway. The author's focus on the trip was to record bird calls for a CD, Bird Songs of the Arctic. The book basically starts in Dawson City and the author divides the trip up the highway /5(3). The Dempster Highway starts 40km south of Dawson City, and goes up past the Arctic Circle to Inuvik, North West Territories. It is km long, and entirely gravel and shale, the latter which is known to shred tires. Travelling the Dempster is like a rite of passage, something every Canadian really should experience. The scenery is epic, and.
The Dempster Highway, also referred to as Yukon Highway 5 and Northwest Territories Highway 8, is a highway that connects the Klondike Highway in the Yukon Territory of Canada to Inuvik, Northwest Territories on the Mackenzie River delta. During the winter months, the highway extends another km ( mi) to Tuktoyaktuk, on the northern coast of Canada, using . The Dempster Highway is a very scenic gravel highway across miles of desolate Arctic landscape, in Canada. It’s the only all-weather road to cross the Arctic Circle. It's incredibly beautiful, somewhat dangerous and perhaps something you get to see only once (if that) in your life. If your ideal road trip involves getting way off the beaten track then this is the drive for you.
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The Dempster Highway begins about 25 miles/40 km east of Dawson City, YT, at its junction with the Klondike Highway, and ends at Inuvik, NWT.
Facilities are few and far between. It is strongly recommended that motorists carry a full-sized spare tire (or 2 spare tires if they are an unusual size) as well as extra water and gas. Dempster Highway’s History.
The Dempster Highway to Inuvik was completed in as a transportation route. It connects the Southern Yukon with Inuvik, the Mackenzie Delta and communities in the Northwest overland supply route was needed to serve large-scale oil exploration taking place in the Beaufort Sea.
The Dempster Highway is a KM ( miles) hard packed, but well maintained, gravel road that winds its way through two mountain ranges, the Ogilvie and the Richardson; crosses the continental divide three times, traverses the Arctic Circle and loosely follows the old dog team routes on its way to Inuvik and the Mackenzie Delta where access to the Arctic Ocean is.
Yukon Dempster Highway was really a unsaved truck road to transport LNT. Due to The Dempster highway book completion of a mud road from Inuvik to Arctic Ocean, locals have estima tourists traveling to the area.
The vast Yukon barren land, tundra, lakes, river delta allowed hundreds of 5/5(93). The Dempster Highway is a KM bucket list journey from Dawson City, Yukon to Inuvik, Northwest Territories offering incredible scenery, wide open spaces and remote beauty. STAY. CAMP. REST. SLEEP. Whether you are looking for a well-maintained camp site to park your RV for a few nights or for a full-service hotel at the end of your long drive.
The Dempster Highway traverses three ecoregions in its first 40 kilometres, although the landscape does not change much. The Klondike Plateau, Yukon Plateau North and Mackenzie Mountains ecoregions look very similar from the highway. In this section of the highway, the road mostly follows the North Klondike River.
22 rows The Dempster Highway (known as Yukon Highway 5 and Northwest Territories. The book is basically a diary of the author's trip up the Dempster Highway. The author's focus on the trip was to record bird calls for a CD, Bird Songs of the Arctic.
The book basically starts in Dawson City and the author divides the trip up the highway /5(5). Dempster Highway. The Dempster Highway, (Yukon Highway 5/Northwest Territories Route 8), was completed inis a well maintained gravel and crushed stone road which extends km/ miles to Inuvik (Place of Man) an Inuit village km/ miles above the Arctic Circle in the Northwest Dempster Highway starts 40 km/25 miles east of Dawson City.
The following day we did the Dempster Highway tour with him. Fortunately Gerry got us to buy some lunch before leaving town since he wasn’t sure any place would be open.
It was a long day and we were pleased not to have to drive so we could concentrate on the scenery. We saw wolverine and fox. Driving the Dempster Highway is a kind of adventurous trip.
You really need to be prepared to see unseen Beauty!!. For the past 21 years my husband and I have visited the Yukon by car in August and the Dempster Highway is one of the reasons we keep coming back/5(93). #1 Alaska Highway #2 North Klondike Highway South Klondike Highway #3 Haines Road #4 Robert Campbell Highway #5 Dempster Highway #6 Canol Road #7 Atlin Road #8 Tagish Road #37 Stewart-Cassiar Highway; Travel Tools.
The Dempster Highway is notoriously hard on tires. We highly recommend AT tires for trucks or somethign with a stiff sidewall and knobby tires for bikes. If you luck out and have dry weather they may not be needed but if the weather turns the Dempster can become a very challenging and dangerous road.
The Dempster Highway Experience the tundra, mountains, and sheer wilderness on Canada’s first all-weather highway to cross the Arctic Circle. During the summer months, when the road is uncovered with snow or ice, you’ll encounter bears, caribou, wolves, moose, and.
The Dempster Highway. [William G MacLeod] -- Examines the development of the Dempster Highway in the Yukon Territory. Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: William G MacLeod. Find more information about: ISBN: For Dempster Highway Adventure Motorcycle Research, a page paper published in Juneresearchers conducted telephone interviews in Phase 1, followed by online surveys in Phase 2 of the study.
The goal, quite simply, was to take the pulse of the average adventure rider in relation to the Dempster Highway. Dempster Highway. For services along the Dempster, see the business listings at the bottom of this page. The Yukon’s newest highway, it was begun in as Yukon Territorial Road No.
Later it was called the Flat Creek Road when it reached that far, then as it lengthened, it was called the Eagle Plain Road and lastly, the Aklavik Road.
this is Canada's most northern highway that passes the arctic circle on its way up to Inuvik the best time to travel is in Sept when the colours come out and it. The Dempster Highway (Yukon series) [William G MacLeod] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Cycling the Dempster Highway Part 1. The Dempster Highway is a Kilometers one-way road that leads from 40 Kilometers East of Dawson City all the way up to Inuvik at the Mackenzie Delta, at 68 degrees north. Taiga, tundra, bears, moose. We drove from Whitehorse, up the Alaska Highway to the Dempster then on to Inuvik.
Our trip included crossing the Arctic Circle, Visiting Dawson City and Tombstone Park. Music Dawson is about 20 – 30 minutes from the mouth of the Dempster where you can get gas, food etc before you attempt the road.
You can also gas up right at the Dempster at the aforementioned Gas cardlock. There is a campground at around km marker on the Dempster in Tombstone Territory park. It is beautiful and costs $12 a night.Canada’s km ( miles) Dempster Highway starts 40 km south of Dawson City in Yukon and ends in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.
It passes the Arctic Circle and involves 2 5/5(93).