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Northern Canada

Wild West in the Far North: Dawson City, Yukon


The Yukon, and especially Dawson City, looms large in the Canadian imagination—even if few Canadians have actually visited this untamed land. It’s an evocative place, exotic and far-flung despite the fact that it’s wholly within our national borders, simultaneously conjuring up visions of the Wild West, the stereotypical Canadian far North, miles and miles of wilderness and the Klondike Gold Rush era’s crusty, well-worn prospectors, rushing rivers, player pianos and dancing cancan girls. (more…)

Hunting for Wild Game at Yellowknife Restaurants


Musk Ox gyoza at Thornton’s Wine & Tapas Room. (Photo: Kristen Murphy)

“It’s like a meat truffle,” I say to my friend after biting into the rich, musk-ox gyoza. She agrees between bites of the exotic and delicious dish at Thornton’s Wine & Tapas Room in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. (more…)