After reading experiences of drivers travelling the Dempster Highway, I decided it wasn’t for me. The day before I left Inuvik, a tourist busted his motorbike on the dirt road coming north, so I knew I made the right decision to fly in and out of the North West Territories.
After travelling international routes, the Air North flight to Dawson City was a culture shock. There was no scanning passengers or hand luggage for dangerous weapons. Everything was casual and friendly. I stepped into the small aircraft on the runway and was told to sit anywhere.
After we landed, I discovered there was no bus or taxi into Dawson City, but someone overheard me asking and before I knew it, I had a ride into town with a friendly local.