Highways, Ferries, and Winter Roads

Winter Roads Average Open/Close Dates

For current open and close information, visit our highway conditions page.

Updated March 20, 2020
 
Winter Roads
  • Colville Lake Winter Road (Mackenzie Valley Winter Road)
    15-year average opening date: December 22
    15-year average closing date: April 2

  • Délįne Winter Road (Mackenzie Valley Winter Road)
    20-year average opening date: January 17
    20-year average closing date: March 30

  • Gamètì Winter Road
    20-year average opening date: February 18
    20-year average closing date: April 15

  • Nahanni Butte Winter Road 
    20-year average opening date: December 10

    20-year average closing date: March 30

  • Norman Wells to Fort Good Hope Winter Road (Mackenzie Valley Winter Road)
    20-year average opening date: December 22

    20-year average closing date: April 1

  • Sambaa K'e Winter Road
    20-year average opening date: December 23
    20-year average closing date: March 27

  • Tulita to Norman Wells Winter Road (Mackenzie Valley Winter Road)
    20-year average opening date: December 26
    20-year average closing date: April 1

  • Wekweètì Winter Road
    8-year average opening date: March 4
    8-year average closing date: April 13

  • Whatì Winter Road
    20-year average opening date: January 28

    20-year average closing date: April 15

  • Wrigley to Tulita Winter Road (Mackenzie Valley Winter Road)
    20-year average opening date: December 25

    20-year average closing date: March 28


Ice Roads

  • Aklavik Ice Road
    20-year average opening date: December 22
    20-year average closing date: April 28
  • Dettah Ice Road
    20-year average opening date: December 24
    20-year average closing date: April 16

Ice Crossings

  • Liard River Ice Crossing at Fort Simpson
    20-year average opening date: November 28

    20-year average closing date: April 22

  • Mackenzie River Ice Crossing at Tsiighetchic
    20-year average opening date: November 24

    20-year average closing date: May 5

  • Mackenzie River Ice Crossing (Ndulee)
    20-year average opening date: December 15

    20-year average closing date: April 21

  • Peel River Ice Crossing
    20-year average opening date: November 15
    20-year average closing date: May 6


Private Mining Road

  • Tibbitt-Contwoyto Winter Road
    20-year average opening date: January 30
    20-year average closing date: April 1