Ice Castle, Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Storm the Snowcastle of Yellowknife for an unforgettably frozen, yet fun-as-hell experience. This month-long celebration in sub-zero temperatures entails a wide range of nippy activities for all ages to enjoy. Guests of the castle can expect a children’s play, hard-as-ice rock music, tons of movies, and plenty of room to dance away the night without succumbing to hypothermia.
Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Stanley Park is a 405-hectare (1,001-acre) public park in British Columbia, Canada that makes up the northwestern half of Vancouver’s Downtown Peninsula, surrounded by waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay. The park borders the neighborhoods of West End and Coal Harbour to its southeast, and is connected to the North Shore via the Lions Gate Bridge. The historic lighthouse on Brockton Point marks the park’s easternmost point. While it is not the largest of its kind, Stanley Park is about one-fifth larger than New York City’s 340-hectare (840-acre) Central Park and almost half the size of London’s 960-hectare (2,360-acre) Richmond Park.
Alexandra Falls, Hayriver, NT, Canada
The Alexandra Falls is a 32 m waterfall located on the Hay River in the Northwest Territories. The falls, the third-highest in the NWT, form part of the Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park and have its own day-use area with a 3 km trail to the main campsite at Louise Falls, the second of the Twin Falls. Around 5 hours (453Km) drive from Yellowknife.
Bison, NWT, Canada
Wood bison are North America’s largest land mammal. They are easily recognized with their large head, shoulder hump, and shaggy coat on their shoulders and front legs. Their fur ranges from brown on most of the body to black on the head. Wood bison are found in three populations in the Northwest Territories (NWT): the Mackenzie, Nahanni, and the Slave River Lowlands.