Did you know that the North West Territories enjoy more summertime than any other city in Canada? Yes, people live here, and trust me, it’s worth the 4281 km walk. Yellowknife has many adventures to explore. The Canadian Tourism Commission and NWT Tourism collaborated to make a wonderful video that highlights different winter activities residents and visitors take part in during the many months of winter in Yellowknife. Despite the cold, the video is very warming.
While in Yellowknife, local Inuk resident Angela Hovak Johnston teaches her son how to cook polar bear meat along with other traditional country food dishes such as caribou heart soup and caribou head. Would you eat polar bear meat and caribou?
For 240 nights a year, you can see the world-famous Northern Lights. How is that for a night light? It is even more clear and brighter in the fall and winter. The enchanting streaks of light occur in the earth’s atmosphere and have been set to music, used in videos and for meditation, and have inspired artists from around the world.
While in the area, take some time to tour and visit, Nahanni National Park Canada. Just when you think Canada could not get any more wild, you enter Nahanni National Park. There is a reason Nahanni National Park was the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world! It is unbelievably magical. Canyons, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, and so much more. Words cannot describe how breathtaking it is so.
Now we will prepare for our last stop before heading home.