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My Northwest Territories Adventure


In early 2013, I was exceptionally lucky enough to win a trip to Canada’s Northwest Territories. The NWT tourism board had been doing some promotion in Ottawa during Winterlude and as part of their activities, they were giving away three trips to the NWT via a random draw. To this day, I still can’t believe I won! It was truly the experience of a lifetime.

To make it easier to follow along my adventure, I’ve compiled all of the related posts below …

Winning the Trip

How I Won the Trip

What the Trip Would Involve


Preparing for the Trip

No, I’m Not Ready!

Trying to Get Fit via Running

What to Wear When Canoeing

What to Wear on Dry Land

Cute vs. Practical Clothing for Camping



The Actual Trip!

Where Did We Go, Exactly?

The Wildcat Cafe – Yellowknife

The Hardest Day of the Trip

Can Anyone Do this Trip?

5 Spectacular Things I Will Never Forget


“Deep” Thoughts

On Closing Doors

On Opening Doors

On Trying Something New


We will be forever thankful to the Northwest Territories Tourism Board for the opportunity to win this trip and to the welcoming and encouraging owners and guides of Canoe North Adventures!



We also were treated to the unbelievably high-level of customer service that everyone who takes a First Air flight enjoys, catching the biggest darn fish you can possible imagine with Yellowknife Adventures, the hospitality of The Days Inn & Suites, and the breathtaking views only possible on board a float plane flight by family-owned North Wright Airways


Thank you all for the memories — we can’t wait to come back again to the

beautiful and absolutely spectacular Northwest Territories!