Summer in the North is total euphoria. No darkness. No deadlines. No limits. Just an infinite wild wonderland and months on end to enjoy it.
3. Skinnydipping – briefly
Because nothing clears your head like a quick splash in a glacier-fed mountain stream.
4. Welcoming summer visitors
Our greeters have a wild side. Probably best not to shake their hands.
7. Riding on car ferries
Yes! Free boat rides!
9. Napping on a riverbank
Snooze whenever, wherever, you get tired. I mean, it's not like you're on a deadline. It's your holiday after all.
11. Four-wheelin' on the beach
Look, sometimes you just want to giv'er. Quadding, as we call it, is a great way to have a splash.
15. Having bonfires
Because there's something totally primal about sitting around a campfire.
16. Watching birds on their breeding grounds
Anyone who thinks the Arctic is dreary and dead doesn't know anything about birds. Each summer they flock up here by the gazillions, turning the landscape into a soaring, hooting, honking, flapping madhouse. It's remarkable to see.
19. Attending outdoor cultural festivals
Friends, food and fun in the sun. Plus a muskrat. What could be better.
20. Watching the snowline on the mountains recede
Our alpine snowcaps are like the world's biggest clock, tracking the passage of summer.
21. Picnicking in the wilderness
Especially when the picnic is at Canada's premier waterfall.