Border Information

Last modified: 
04/30/2021 - 19:18

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 worker’s self-isolation plan.
  • Those attending school in the NWT with an approved self-isolation plan
  • Persons who are coming to the NWT to support essential services workers 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. 
  • Those traveling to traditionally harvest.
  • Those transiting through the NWT to other provinces or territories.

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 worker’s self-isolation plan.
  • Those attending school in the NWT with an approved self-isolation plan
  • Persons who are coming to the NWT to support essential services workers 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. 
  • Those traveling to traditionally harvest.
  • Those transiting through the NWT to other provinces or territories.
  • Those with NWT Public Health Officer issued Standard, Limited, or Restricted Access Passes. 

British Columbia/NWT Border (Highway 7)

Until at least January 30, 2021, the gate on Highway 7 near Fort Liard will be operated by appointment only between 10am-2pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. The gate will not be staffed on Tuesdays or Fridays except to accommodate these appointments.  

For commercial vehicles carrying essential supplies or essential services wishing to arrive through the gate, and any vehicle wishing to depart through the gate, you must contact Protect NWT at 8-1-1 (1-833-378-8297 outside the NWT) or email protectnwt@gov.nt.ca. Only commercial vehicles carrying essential supplies and essential services may enter through the gate, while departures may be arranged for any vehicle.

Note: As of 8:00 PM on Saturday May 1st, the Highway 8 border checkpoint between Yukon and Fort McPherson will be located at the Fort McPherson Airport.

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 worker’s self-isolation plan.
  • Those attending school in the NWT with an approved self-isolation plan
  • Persons who are coming to the NWT to support essential services workers 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. 
  • Those traveling to traditionally harvest.
  • Those transiting through the NWT to other provinces or territories.