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Explore Canada’s True North: The Dempster Highway


Special photo essay! Join me on a tour of the famous Dempster Highway of Canada’s north — the only all-season road in North America to cross the Arctic Circle and the ultimate motorcycle adventure!

In This Photo Essay You Will Discover:

  • Canada’s True North
  • Beauty in Desolation in the Arctic
  • The Scenery of the Dempster Highway

In 2010, I undertook one of the greatest adventures of my life — a solo, 8,000-km motorcycle tour from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Inuvik, Northwest Territories, and back. The crux of this adventure ride was the mighty Dempster Highway; 1,472 km of mud, shale, gravel and bad weather leading fro near Dawson City, Yukon, past the Arctic Circle to 68 degrees north, and back again.

In celebration of the trip, and in celebration of my most recent published article about it — found in the March 2011 issue of Motorcycle Mojo Magazine — I give you The Dempster Highway, in six photos!


The breathtaking beauty of the Tombstone Mountains, Dempster Highway.


David Webb poses for a self-portrait at the Arctic Circle, along Canada’s Dempster Highway.


Bad weather in the Richardson Mountain Range, at the Yukon-NWT border, Dempster Highway.


“At this point, I felt like the tundra would open up and swallow me whole.” Remembering the desolation and solitude on the Dempster Highway.


The Mackenzie River: one of two ferry crossings on the Dempster Highway. In winter, it is an ice road.


Return Trip: Heading south to the Arctic Circle on the Yukon portion of the Dempster Highway.

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About the author: David Webb is a Vancouver, BC-based travel writer, photographer and magazine editor.

2 comments… add one
  • Sarah Hill Nov 10, 2011 Link

    Sweet bike! Can I come with you next time? lol I want one of those bikes so bad. I found one on http://www.atvquadswap.com/ but it was about 500 miles from me and I didn’t have the time to go pick it up.

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