Up here, winter is otherworldly. Spring is energetic. Summer is joyful. But ask around, and you’ll hear that many people think fall in the NWT may be the best season of all. So, dig out your flannel, keep your eyes peeled for dazzling Fall Aurora displays, and get ready for some fun, Here’s what’s awesome about autumn in the Northwest Territories:
And that’s not to mention the berries. Once the nights get colder, the sugar rises in the berries and they become ripe for the picking. Berry harvesting is practically a competitive sport up here, with some folks chartering planes out onto the tundra and bringing back hundreds of pounds of juicy goodness. Some of the best berry picking can be done along the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway, but the top berry spots are a closely guarded secret for knowledgeable harvesters.