There are some strange things done under the midnight sun – and Gordon Brayton, general manager and head golf pro at the Yellowknife Golf Club, has seen at least one of them. “I have been driving home and seeing a raven flying by with one of my golf balls in his mouth,” he says.
The warm and engaging Joe Bailey, owner and operator of North Star Adventures in Yellowknife, is a natural storyteller. From being chased by an angry bear in the Mackenzie Mountains to camping under the light of the dancing Aurora Borealis in -40C temperatures, he has many tales to tell his guests. “I don’t call them clients,” he says.
Taking their inspiration from ancient stories, traditional knowledge and personal experience, Inuvialuit, Dene and Metis of the Northwest Territories create captivating art in a variety of media. These NWT products are available in galleries and gifts shops in many communities. The following are 10 places you can view and purchase these products.