New vehicle pull-out opens next to Detah ice road to support safer aurora viewing

Yellowknife — March 18, 2019
Public Service Announcement

The Government of the Northwest Territories advises that a new vehicle pull-out has opened adjacent to the Detah ice road.


The new pull-out is located approximately half way along the 6.3 kilometre ice road between Yellowknife and Detah.

Residents and tourists will benefit from the pull-out by having the option of safely stopping to enjoy winter activities, such as aurora borealis viewing. 

The attached map illustrates the layout of the pull-out, as well as the location of nearby signs.


Due to weight restrictions, a maximum of four buses are permitted to use the pull-out at any one time. There are no restrictions on the number of small vehicles that can use the designated pull-out area.


Drivers are asked to obey the posted signs and dispose of any litter using the garbage bin at the pull-out. 


For more information, contact:

Communications and Public Affairs
Department of Infrastructure
867 767-9082 ext. 32025