List of Northwest Territories highways

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The following is a list of territorial highways in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

Name Shield From To[1] Length (km)[2] Notes
Mackenzie Highway NWT-1.svg Towards Grimshaw, Alberta Wrigley 690.0 km (428.7 mi) Construction began 1938, completed 1994
Hay River Highway NWT-2.svg Enterprise (Hwy 1) Hay River 48.6 km (30.2 mi) Also connects with Highway 5
Yellowknife Highway NWT-3.svg Near Fort Providence (Hwy 1) Yellowknife (Hwy 4) 338.8 km (210.5 mi) Also known as the Great Slave Highway
Ingraham Trail NWT-4.svg Yellowknife (Hwy 3) Tibbitt Lake 69.2 km (43.0 mi) Provides access to Dettah (27 km (17 mi)) when the ice road (6.5 km (4.0 mi)) is closed
Fort Smith Highway NWT-5.svg Near Hay River (Hwy 2) Fort Smith 267.0 km (165.9 mi) Completed in 1966, passes through Wood Buffalo National Park
Fort Resolution Highway NWT-6.svg Near Hay River (Hwy 5) Fort Resolution 90.0 km (55.9 mi) Also provides access to the former community of Pine Point
Liard Highway NWT-7.svg Towards Fort Nelson, British Columbia Near Fort Simpson (Hwy 1) 254.1 km (157.9 mi) Packed dirt and gravel road
Dempster Highway NWT-8.svg Towards Dawson City, Yukon Inuvik 272.5 km (169.3 mi) Canada's only all-weather road to cross the Arctic Circle, studies are being done to include a possible link to the Mackenzie Highway
Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road None Tibbitt Lake Contwoyto Lake, Nunavut 568 km (353 mi) Private road first built in 1982 to service mines and exploration activities
Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road None Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk 187 km (116 mi) Construction of an all-weather highway between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk commenced in April 2013
Canol Road (closed) n/a Norman Wells Whitehorse, Yukon 357 km (222 mi) Second World War road, now the Canol Heritage Trail

Access by community[edit]

The communities reached by the all-weather highway network are:

Communities that can only be reached by ice-road are:

Communities with no access by surface vehicle:


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