I’ve always been fascinated by the landscape of the Canadian north. The beauty of it’s rugged wilderness, distinct culture and of course, the aurora borealis were all on my bucket list of things to experience. As an educator, what drew me to visiting Yellowknife was the opportunity to dialogue with teachers, principals and students to learn a little more about the cultural context of early years learning programs in our northern schools. I’ll save each school visit for a future post as I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some photos from north of the 60th parallel. Enjoy!
Yellowknife holds a very special place in my heart. The landscape of the Northwest Territories feels almost prehistoric, and the city is incredibly charming. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to visit such a beautiful place, and more importantly, proud that as a Canadian, we can call this land our own.
We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”
― Henry David Thoreau,