NWT Border Information

Last modified: 
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 10:08

Road Travel

Alberta/NWT Border (Highway 1)

Only the following persons may legally proceed from the checkpoint at 60th Parallel Territorial Park: :

  • NWT residents.
  • Those moving to the NWT with an approved self-isolation plan 
  • Those coming to the NWT to work with an approved self-isolation plan
  • Those attending school in the NWT with an approved self-isolation plan
  • Those with other exemptions under the public health order – including exceptional circumstance exemptions granted by the Chief Public Health Officer. 
  • Supply Chain workers — including truckers and others providing important supply chain transportation services for food, equipment, fuel, or other goods into the territory, movers and carriers, and workers that support the supply chain industry. 
  • Persons who are coming to the NWT to support essential services workers with an approved self-isolation plan.
  • Persons traveling for traditional harvesting purposes.
  • Persons transiting through the territory.

Alberta/NWT Border (Highway 5)

Only the following may legally proceed from the checkpoint:

  • NWT residents.
  • Those moving to the NWT with an approved self-isolation plan 
  • Those coming to the NWT to work with an approved self-isolation plan
  • Those attending school in the NWT with an approved self-isolation plan. 
  • Those with other exemptions under the public health order – including exceptional circumstance exemptions granted by the Chief Public Health Officer. 
  • Supply Chain workers — including truckers and others providing important supply chain transportation services for food, equipment, fuel, or other goods into the territory, movers and carriers, and workers that support the supply chain industry. 
  • Persons who are coming to the NWT to support essential services workers with an approved self-isolation plan.
  • Persons traveling for traditional harvesting purposes.
  • Persons transiting through the territory.
  • Other persons with NWT Public Health Officer issued Standard, Limited, or Restricted Access Passes 

British Columbia/NWT Border (Highway 7)

To coincide with Phase 2 of Emerging Wisely, scheduled exits are now permitted on Highway 7 at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. Those wishing to schedule an exit must email the GNWT in advance. Travellers who exit via this highway can only re-enter through Highway 1 or 8 and must follow the orders of the NWT Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO), such as obtaining appropriate approvals and having an approved self-isolation plan.

Yukon/NWT Border (Highway 8)

Only the following may legally proceed from the checkpoint: 

  • NWT residents.
  • Those moving to the NWT with an approved self-isolation plan 
  • Those coming to the NWT to work with an approved self-isolation plan
  • Those attending school in the NWT with an approved self-isolation plan
  • Those with other exemptions under the public health order – including exceptional circumstance exemptions granted by the Chief Public Health Officer. 
  • Supply Chain workers — including truckers and others providing important supply chain transportation services for food, equipment, fuel, or other goods into the territory, movers and carriers, and workers that support the supply chain industry. 
  • Persons who are coming to the NWT to support essential services workers with an approved self-isolation plan.
  • Persons traveling for traditional harvesting purposes.
  • Persons transiting through the territory.