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January/February 2020

January/February 2020

Our annual travel issue is the ultimate guide for visitors to the North. Inside we find out what it’ll take to become the first person to stand-up paddle board the Northwest Passage, plus we visit some of the territories’ best kept secrets, and learn how Yellowknife’s snowking built an empire, one snow block at a time.

In This Issue

Beth Covvey

An Ode To The Bush Stove

One of the warmest, cheapest and most dangerous ways to keep cozy out in the wilderness.

By Dwayne Wohlgemuth
Feb 13
2020
The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre's table hockey game tells one origin story.

Was Hockey Born In Délįne?

The compelling and almost-true northern claim for Canada’s national pastime.

By Jacob Boon
Feb 05
2020
COURTESY DARREN ROBERTS/NWT TOURISM

48 Hours In Fort Smith

The rapid river capital of the Northwest Territories.

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Feb 03
2020
COURTESY YUKON TOURISM

48 Hours In Dawson City

A living museum in the Yukon.

By Kaila Jefferd-Moore
Jan 31
2020
BETH COVVEY

Sand And Snow

A winter road trip in search of a –40 degree beach party takes an unexpected turn.

By Emily Blake
Jan 29
2020
Relaxing after a successful cycling trip in the Yukon. COURTESY SWEET SKILLS

Northern Amazons

The growing trade of women-only adventure offers the chance to see the outdoors in new ways; testing strength, learning new skills and overcoming obstacles with teamwork.

By Lori Fox
Jan 27
2020
Tuktut Nogait National Park sees few visitors, but has spectacular scenery. CARLA JONES/PARKS CANADA.TN 050814-19

Hidden Gems

Some northern parks and historic sites see thousands of visitors every year. Others are a little more solitary. We can't promise good weather or a quick drive, but the one thing we can guarantee about all of these places is you'll never wait in line.

By Jimmy Thomson
Jan 24
2020
CHARLA JONES/PARKS CANADA

Where Others Fear To Tread

Fat bikes aren’t just a tourist favourite in the North: they’re how many a Northerner makes it out of the house in the coldest months.

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Jan 22
2020
A dust storm rises on what was once the Ä’äy Chù riverbed. COURTESY MALKOLM BOOTHROYD

A Watershed Moment

A lucky pilot. A never-before-seen natural phenomenon. A rush of scientists scrambling to witness an extreme climate event. How the first documented case of river piracy was discovered, and how it changed everything.

By Malkolm Boothroyd
Jan 17
2020
COURTESY SHAWN BUCKLEY

Frozen Fish

The weather outside is frightful, but the fishing is still delightful—if you know how to do it properly.

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Jan 15
2020