Recognizing the need to ensure year-round availability of the Dempster Highway in the context of increasing traffic and a changing climate, Yukon Government Department of Highways and Public Works (HPW) has initiated a project to create a functional plan that specifically considers contributions of climate change to geohazards along the highway. Research and analysis required to assess climate and geohazard vulnerability have been carried out by the Northern Climate ExChange, part of the Yukon Research Centre at Yukon University, feeding into the functional planning process carried out by an engineering consultant. This project included various activities. The first step consisted of a preliminary assessment and literature review, where data and reports from previous surveys and studies pertaining to the study area and its surroundings were reviewed. Additional information such as articles, air photos, satellite imagery, geological and surficial geological maps were reviewed to gain insight about the geomorphologic and surficial geologic conditions of the area. The preliminary assessment was followed by field assessments which took place during the summer and fall, 2017. Field work included a combination of drilling, electrical resistivity tomography (ERT), and installation of ground temperature monitoring instruments. Core samples collected during drilling were kept frozen and returned to the Northern Climate ExChange (NCE) lab in Whitehorse for further analyses including soil grain-size analysis, cryostructure, volumetric excess ice content and gravimetric ice content. Ground temperature data were downloaded in the fall from monitoring instruments installed earlier in the summer, and from those installed in previous years.