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Information on the NWT's highway, ferry, and campground system can be found at the NWT Road and Campground Guide.

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Travel Advisories
For information on changes to the condition of NWT highways, ferries, ice crossings, and winter roads, please visit our Travel Alerts page.

Fines have doubled for drivers charged under the Motor Vehicles Act for speeding through school and construction zones. Fines have tripled for drivers who are operating without a valid Drivers Licence. The penalty for driving without insurance has risen to $1700 + a victim surcharge for a total of $1,955.


To view a road report: Please click on the + sign next to the highway you will be travelling, then click on the blue text to bring up the report and hours of operation for the highway, winter road, ferry crossing, or ice crossing in which you are interested.

NOTE THAT FERRY AND ICE CROSSING INFORMATION ARE NOW EACH IN A SEPARATE DROP DOWN MENU.

For up to date information on the Open and Close dates of the NWT highway and ferry system, please click on one of the links below.

Open and close dates
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Open and close dates Ice Bridges
Open and close dates Community Access
Open and close dates Beaufort Delta Ice Roads
Open and close dates
Winter Roads / Mining Road to Contwoyto
 
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Highway 1, Mackenzie Highway
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Hwy 1 - Alberta border to Enterprise Open 2014 Apr 17
08:13:00
Hwy 1 - Enterprise to Junction Hwy 3 Open 2014 Apr 17
08:13:00
Hwy 1 - Junction Hwy 3 to Junction Hwy 7 Open 2014 Apr 17
08:42:00
Jean Marie Access Road Open 2014 Apr 17
08:42:00
Hwy 1 - Junction Hwy 7 to Fort Simpson Open 2014 Apr 17
08:42:00
Hwy 1 - Fort Simpson to Mackenzie River Open 2014 Apr 17
08:42:00
Hwy 1 - Mackenzie River to Wrigley Open 2014 Apr 17
08:42:00
Highway 1 Mackenzie Highway Overview Open 2014 Apr 17
08:42:00
Highway 2, Enterprise to Hay River
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Highway 2, Enterprise to Hay River Open 2014 Apr 17
08:13:00
Highway 3, Yellowknife Highway
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Hwy 3 - Fort Providence to Behchoko Open 2014 Apr 17
08:28:00
Hwy 3 - Behchoko to Yellowknife Open 2014 Apr 17
08:28:00
Hwy 3 - Junction Hwy 1 to Mackenzie River Open 2014 Apr 17
08:29:00
Highway 3 Yellowknife Highway Overview Open 2014 Apr 17
08:29:00
Highway 4, Ingraham Trail
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Highway 4, Ingraham Trail Open 2014 Apr 17
08:29:00
Highway 5, Fort Smith Highway
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Hwy 5 - Junction Hwy 2 to Junction Hwy 6 Open with Road Ban Restrictions 2014 Apr 17
08:15:00
Hwy 5 - Junction Highway 6 to Fort Smith Open 2014 Apr 17
08:16:00
Highway 5 Fort Smith Highway Overview Open 2014 Apr 17
08:16:00
Highway 6, Fort Resolution Highway
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Highway 6, Fort Resolution Highway Open 2014 Apr 17
08:14:00
Highway 7, Liard Highway
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Hwy 7 - B.C. border to Fort Liard Open 2014 Apr 17
08:42:00
Hwy 7 - Fort Liard to Junction Hwy 1 Open 2014 Apr 17
08:43:00
Highway 7 Liard Highway Overview Open 2014 Apr 17
08:43:00
Highway 8, Dempster Highway
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Hwy 8 - Eagles Plains to Fort McPherson Open 2014 Apr 17
08:41:00
Hwy 8 - Fort McPherson to Tsiigehtchic Open 2014 Apr 17
08:41:00
Hwy 8 - Tsiigehtchic to Inuvik Open 2014 Apr 17
08:41:00
Highway 8 Dempster Highway Overview Open 2014 Apr 17
08:41:00
General - Winter Roads
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Dettah Ice Road Yellowknife to Dettah Open 40,000 kg 2014 Apr 17
08:30:00
Nahanni Butte Ice Crossing Closed for the Season 2014 Apr 17
08:43:00
Trout Lake Winter Road Closed for the Season 2014 Apr 17
08:44:00
Mackenzie Delta Ice Roads
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk - 187 km. Open 64,000 kg 2014 Apr 17
08:42:00
Junction (km 34) to Aklavik - 86 km. Open 55,000 kg 2014 Apr 17
08:42:00
Mackenzie Valley Winter Road System
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Wrigley (km 690 Hwy 1) to Tulita (km 938) - 248 km Closed for the Season 2014 Apr 16
09:08:00
Junction (km 914) to Deline - 105 km Closed for the Season 2014 Apr 16
09:09:00
Tulita (km 938) to Norman Wells (km 1023) - 85 km Closed for the Season 2014 Apr 16
09:09:00
Norman Wells (km 1023) to Fort Good Hope (km 1172) - 149 km Closed for the Season 2014 Apr 17
08:45:00
Fort Good Hope to Colville Lake - 165 km Closed for the Season 2014 Apr 17
08:46:00
Tlicho Winter Road System
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Hwy 3 (km 237) to Whati - 103 km Open 46,000 kg 2014 Apr 17
08:34:00
Junction (km 68) to Gameti - 126 km Open 46,000 kg 2014 Apr 17
08:33:00
Wekweeti Winter Road Open 40,000 kg 2014 Apr 17
08:34:00
Ice Crossings
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Liard Ice Crossing near Fort Simpson Open 64,000 kg 2014 Apr 17
08:47:00
N'Dulee / Camsell Bend Ice Crossing on road to Wrigley Open 64,000 kg 2014 Apr 17
08:47:00
Mackenzie River Ice Crossing near Fort Providence
Peel River Ice Crossing near Fort McPherson Open 64,000 kg 2014 Apr 17
08:42:00
Tsiigehtchic Winter Access Across Arctic Red River Open 64,000 kg 2014 Apr 17
08:42:00
Mackenzie River Ice Crossing near Tsiigehtchic Open 64,000 kg 2014 Apr 17
08:42:00
Ferries
  Status Load limit(kg) Reported Road History
Lafferty (crossing Liard River near Fort Simpson) Closed for the Season 2013 Dec 18
09:52:00
Johnny Berens (crossing Mackenzie River at Camsell Bend on road to Wrigley) Closed for the Season 2014 Apr 16
09:29:00
Merv Hardie (crossing Mackenzie River near Fort Providence) Closed - Deh Cho Bridge Open 2013 May 19
16:10:00
Abraham Francis (crossing Peel River near Fort McPherson) Closed for the Season 2014 Feb 28
08:55:00
Louis Cardinal (crossing Arctic Red River near Tsiigehtchic) Closed for the Season 2013 Dec 14
18:39:00
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