Northern Canada isn’t always the first thought that springs to mind when people think of a Canadian vacation. Generally associated with the cold, and with a less populated area, the north has received substantially less attention than its southern counterparts. But this lack of attention may be undeserved, there’s a lot to do in Northern Canada and as more tourists realize this its tourism industry has been building. This article is going to overview just a few of the things to do when visiting Yellowknife, North West Territories.
Dog sledding is one adventure that cannot be had in southern Canada. It’s a lot of fun to tie up a team and get running, and Yellowknife is a great place to take off from. Dog sledding offers a truly unique method of travel, and a way to get out and see the beautiful land – so long as one is dressed warmly!
There are also a considerable amount of species of animals that are not available to southern view. Consider polar bears, penguins, whales, and more – Northern Canada can be an animal lover’s dream if people know where to go. Just do research depending on what is being sought to pick the best time of the year, and enjoy!
The Northern Lights
This is perhaps one of the most famous reasons to head north – the Northern Lights. Formally known as Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights are often extremely viewable in an utterly unforgettable way throughout North West Territories. In fact, near Yellowknife there is a literal village called Aurora where the lights are said to be visible like nowhere else.
There’s no doubt about it, a Northern vacation isn’t always what is first thought of. But that doesn’t mean it has nothing to offer. Simply do some research, and dress warmly, and be well on the way to a thrilling and truly unique area of Canada.