“This one time in Yellowknife…” is how a lot of my stories have been starting off lately. Whether it’s colleagues speculating that I’ve been travelling for GNWT interviews, or friends that are convinced I’m going to swap Grey Mountain for Great Slave Lake, it’s no secret that Yellowknife has caught my eye.
Travel and exploration are a fairly integral part of the Yukon lifestyle. Whether we’re cashing in our travel allowances for a weekend of southern city life, or driving down an old service road into the back country for hours, Yukoners like to explore. This is why I was caught by surprise at the hesitation of my friends to travel to the Northwest Territories last March.