Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., ice road now closed for good

The ice road between the two communities closed officially on Saturday, Apr. 29, the Northwest Territories’ Department of Infrastructure announced on social media.

All-weather road connecting 2 communities set to open in the fall

The ice road between Tuktoyaktuk and Inuvik, N.W.T. has wound up its final season. An all-weather road is expected to connect the two communities next fall. (David Thurton/CBC)

The era of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk ice road in the Northwest Territories is officially over.

The ice road between the two communities closed Saturday, Apr. 29, the Northwest Territories' Department of Infrastructure announced on social media.

With the new all-weather road opening in the fall, this winter was the last time anyone was able to drive the ice road, prompting a rush of tourists during the last few weeks of the season.

Here's a look at some of the top stories from CBC News from this final season.

And some of your top social media posts.