Northern Exposure: A Photographic Journey to Yellowknife and Whitehorse

I’m familiar with the temperamental weather in the mountains, and I am now familiar with the temperamental weather in Canada north of 60º latitude. Although I packed for snow in case a freak storm hit, I didn’t pack for rain. Can anyone actually pack for rain? Doesn’t matter, I had a car to use so staying dry was fairly easy. Getting the photos I wanted was a little more challenging.

While I would have loved blue skies during my time in Yellowknife, the rain and grey skies added an almost romantic moodiness to the semi-thawed city and surrounding areas.

Ready for a little Northern Exposure?

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

I began my Northern Exposure in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. I spent two and a half days in Yellowknife, exploring the town, chatting with locals, and venturing into the wilderness. I loved the outpost/settlement vibe of the old town, and the scenery outside the city was breathtaking – crags of rock covered with patches of lichen, short skinny spruce trees, and semi-frozen lakes and rivers. [click here to read the post on Yellowknife]

Whitehorse, Yukon

The moment the plane landed in Whitehorse and I caught a glimpse of the snowcapped mountains, I was in love – and devastated that I was there for 30 hours. The Yukon is nature porn at its finest, and while my Northern Exposure was to end, I made a vow to return to the Yukon and explore it more fully later this year. [ click here to read the post on Whitehorse]

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I'm a travel writer and photographer who specializes in bespoke travel experiences. I write about boutique, savvy and cultural travel. My writing has been featured in Outpost Magazine, Travel + Escape, and UP! Magazine.

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2 Responses

  1. Isabella

    Your pics are AMAZING!!!! I’m totally in love 🙂 Hope I can learn it someday… 🙂

    • Pamela MacNaughtan

      Thank-you! It’s all about practice. Just take your camera, go outside, and practice by photographing anything that catches your eye.


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