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The Peel River Googly

Shreesh Taskar

Man in a
Yellow Jacket

First setback encountered.

We did not spend much time planning the northern part of the drive. After all this is the United States and Canada, right? What could possibly go wrong?

On the way to Inuvik, at mile 335 on the Dempster Highway is the Peel River Ferry, where the pavement ends and a boat takes vehicles across to the other side where the pavement resumes. The Peel river ferry closes every year for four to six weeks to wait for the river to freeze when an ice road is the graded over the river and the traffic flows once again. Unfortunately, we are going to be there EXACTLY when ferry service stops.

Dempster Highway. Photo by Pierre Racine.

So what to do, what to do? We might keep to the original plan and go just as far as the Peel River, or we might opt for a more adventurous option…

3 Responses to “The Peel River Googly”

  1. Pramod Taskar says:

    Are you two going to swim?


  2. Pramod Taskar says:

    Check http://www.Vanagon.com/journeys/inuvik/ Their journey in 1996 was from Vancouver, B.C. to Inuvik, NT ( roughly about 2600 miles)

  3. Shreesh says:

    Cool journey, but they made it in the summer!!! Look at this account of a winter trip:


    Much more adventurous…

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