Category Archives: Dempster Highway

Bicycle tourism in Inuvik: The long way up!

A few travelers a year come up the Dempster Highway.

I met this fellow in town this week. He had cycled more than 3000km from Victoria, BC.

He had been camping and cycling for more than a month!

One company called Cycle Canada Bicycle Tours offers a similar journey as a guided tour, have a look.


Driving at night on the Dempster Highway

The short sunlight hours — we’re almost the darkest time of the year now — mean a lot of driving with headlights on. This photo was taken around 4pm, but it was as dark as the late night.

Beautiful sunrise at 1pm on the Dempster Highway

This time of year there is a beautiful pink hue to the sky during long sunrises. Some friends and I took a car to Tsiigehtchic on the weekend for some sightseeing.

The sun was still very orange around 1:30pm…and it was dark by 4:30.

Watch out, the Dempster Highway can be slippery

Spotted on the way to Tsiigehtchic: Looks like a motorist lost control for unknown reasons and skidded off the raised Dempster Highway. (The highway is on a raised platform made of gravel, so the traffic will not disturb the permafrost underneath.)

Dempster Highway scenery in summer