Life can be stressful in the city. But it sure isn't in the Northwest Territories. Check out all these places where you can put your feet up, unwind, and enjoy the sound of silence.
1. Breathe in deep the healing air of this frosty forest near Blachford Lake Lodge ...
2. Or crouch down beside Glacier Lake, in Nahanni National Park Reserve, and let your mind go blank as you watch the water ripple ...
3. Maybe just stretch out in a fluffy field of Arctic cotton outside Tuktoyaktuk and look at the shapes the clouds make.
4. Here's a bull caribou, living in the moment, wandering along the Barrenlands.
5. This trout seems really mellow. It must be nice to just swim around all day in a pristine lake.
7. Take the time to smell the fireweed, which grows all over the subarctic.
8. Is anything more calming than the patter of a gently falling rain on a lake? Enjoy getting caught in a summer shower moving across Great Bear Lake.
11. Wouldn't it be nice to set up camp beside this gurgling brook in the Mackenzie Mountains and have a drink of its refreshing waters?
12. Stroll among the brilliant reds and oranges of the autumn tundra alongside the remote Dempster Highway with only the delicious berries squeezed by your thumb and pointer finger on your mind.
13. A grazing bison could probably teach a master class about taking life as it comes, couldn't it?
14. Sink into the mist cloaking the South Slave lowlands.
15. The only distraction at this lookout over the Natla River is the odd loon call.
16. Little Doctor Lake = Most. Relaxing. Campfire. Ever.
18. Get lost in the art that adorns Yellowknife's Old Town neighbourhood.
19. Travel back in time by looking over the rim of this slot canyon in Tuktut Nogait National Park.
20. Try counting the lakes and ponds in the Mackenzie River Delta to clear your troubles and worries from your thoughts...
21. And let your mind go blank, like a muskoxen chewing on grass on Banks Island under a midnight sun.