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May 18, 2023

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Northern Canada, which is made up of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, is also known as the North. While most of the land is uninhabitable, these three territories have a lot to offer, especially if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city in favour of something more serene and naturally beautiful.

Here’s what you can discover in the North.


Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories and home to just under 20,000 people. It’s culturally rich and offers adventure any time of the year. No matter where you choose to explore, you’ll be excited by what you discover.

The long days of summer – when the sun stays up for almost 24 hours – make Yellowknife a desirable destination as days are longer, which means more time to enjoy what the city has to offer. There are music festivals, camping, fishing, sightseeing tours and hiking adventures of all kinds. If you’re searching for something truly unique, try your hand at golf under the midnight sun.

Winter is just as inviting and will surely fuel your sense of adventure with activities like ice fishing, dogsledding, snowmobiling, tobogganing and cross-country skiing.

Plus, there are cultural activities, parks, trails and of course the Northern Lights, which will take your breath away.

The aurora borealis lights up the sky over a lake.


The Yukon is many things to different people. For some, it’s a place to recharge, unwind and explore at their own pace. For others, it’s a land full of endless adventures and beautiful scenery. Either way, the Yukon captures the hearts and imaginations of all those who visit time after time.

Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, you’ll find it in the Yukon. Here are some things to see and do:

  • Backcountry skiing

  • Biking trails

  • Fishing

  • Wildlife

  • Midnight sun

  • Northern Lights

  • Beautiful drives

  • Iconic parks

  • Sled dog racing

  • Music festivals

  • Untouched wilderness

  • Natural wonders

  • Historic sights

  • Migratory birds

These are just a few of the incredible experiences that make the Yukon unique.

A blue lake surrounded by mountains and trees.


Sometimes you must go to the end of the world to be on top of the world. Nunavut is one of those places that will enable you to reconnect with nature and disconnect from the modern world. It’s one of the largest unspoiled natural paradises on the planet and offers its guests an environment that cannot be reproduced anywhere else.

The amazing arctic landscape offers visitors a plethora of things to see and do, including:

  • Wildlife viewing

  • Bird watching

  • Boating

  • Camping and hiking

  • Dogsledding

  • Fishing

  • Flowers to view

  • Floe Edge

  • Performance art

  • Music

  • Snowmobiling

  • National parks

  • Cruises

  • Kayaking

  • Wilderness lodges

Explore the top of the world and be in awe of what you witness.

A group of dogs pulling a sled through the snow at sunset.

Ready to explore? Speak to a CAA Travel Consultant to help you plan and book your trip.

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