The road is GRAVEL and the speed limit is generally 70 kilometres/hour on most of the route. Pay attention to road conditions and any wildlife. You may see Caribou or fox on the road, in which case remain in your vehicle.
The most reliable driving weather is June through September, when the days are long and warm. During spring breakup and fall freeze-up, the rivers are impassible. You’ll also want to check the GNWT Department of Transportation for opening and closing dates of the ferries and ice bridges so that you can time your trip.
Along the route there are few gas stations. You’ll want to purchase gas in Whitehorse, or Dawson City, Fort McPherson or at the halfway point in Eagle Plains. There’s also a hotel and RV campground in Eagle Plains, if you need to rest. Gasoline, diesel, and propane services are available at Fort McPherson, Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk (no propane in Tuk) in the NWT and Eagle Plains in the Yukon.
For updated road conditions and warnings, check the Highway Conditions Website . or call 1-800-661-0750. Be sure to also check in with the visitors centres in Dawson City or Inuvik for the latest road condition updates.