Mackenzie River Crossing ferry closed for season

Due to heavy ice conditions, the Mackenzie River ferry crossing at kilometre 143, near Tsiigehtchic, is now closed for the season.

The Department of Infrastructure says the Peel River ferry crossing at kilometre 74 of the Dempster highway is still open for now. However, the department says to expect delays because of “soft, slippery and rough” landings.

It added that the department will try to notify residents within 24 hours of the ferry’s official closing.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis was a reporter with CKLB from January 2019 to March 2023. In his time with CKLB, he had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures.