Head to Canada’s Territories And Enjoy Northern Living

Emerald Lake, Yukon, Canada. Photo by maya tani on Unsplash

When travelers think of Canada, they tend to imagine green forests for as far as the eye can see. But Canada’s Great White North is very different. The Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories all offer breathtaking natural landscapes, combined with the unique experience of living off of the land. If you’re ready to get off the grid, sleep under the Aurora Borealis, and learn how to live off the land then head up North. 

Where To Stay

The Territories are vast, and you will need to decide just how far North you want to go. The Yukon has the traditional snowy forests because it is below the tree line. If you want to experience the tundra then the Northwest Territories and Nunavut will be where you want to head. From there most travelers stay in Yellowknife and Iqaluit, the two main cities. There are very few accommodation options to choose from, but the Explorer Hotel and Blachford Lake Lodge are good options.

What To Do

No trip to the North is complete without seeing the Northern Lights. Each night go out and watch the sky to see if the waving green, purple, yellow, and red lights make an appearance. During the day, consider learning how to dog sled, or make traditional foods with the Inuit bands in the region.