Driving the most extreme machine

Driving the most extreme machine

With few roads and lots of ice and snow, people in the Northwest Territories have interesting ways of getting around. One way: the Swedish-made Hägglunds Bv206, a tracked, amphibious, all-terrain vehicle often seen rumbling across the frozen surface of Great Slave Lake, carrying tourists between Yellowknife and a local wilderness-viewing and aurora-watching lodge.

For more on Hägglunds tours and other ways to traverse our snowy landscape, check out our winter adventures

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