The Mackenzie Ferry at KM 143 Dempster Highway opened for the season at 8:15AM June 9, 2021. The first trip from the north shore is 8:15AM and from the south shore at 8:30AM. The last trip from the north shore will be at 11:15PM and from the south shore at 11:45PM. All landings are accessible. The Peel River Ferry at KM 74 Dempster Highway will be open for the season today June 9, 2021. The ferry operates on demand daily from 9:15 AM to 12:45AM. The last trip from the south shore will be at 12:45AM. COVID-19 restrictions and protocols are still in place and the public is required to adhere to safe practices. photo courtesy of GNWT

After a few hiccups, the Mackenzie River Ferry is officially open.

A June posting from the department of infrastructure said the ferry officially opened at 8:15 a.m. this morning.

Covid-19 restrictions remain in effect and passengers are asked to remain in their vehicles.

The ferry will run from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. from the Fort McPherson shore and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. from the Inuvik shore.

All landings are now accessible.

Eric Bowling

Your source for all things happening in the Beaufort Delta. Eric jumped at the chance to write for the Inuvik Drum after cutting his teeth in Alberta. He enjoys long walks, loud music and strong coffee....

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