Region Spotlight: Eco-Arctic Villages, Yukon Apples, Herbal Medicine and Iceberg Alley | The North

Mar 30, 2023

Many Canadians affectionately refer to this beautiful and varied country of ours as “The North” (especially as compared to the U.S). But if you live in Yukon, Nunavut or the Northwest Territories, you reserve that term for all areas north of the 60th parallel. The rest of Canada, which includes all 10 provinces, is “Down South.” And anyone who lives “Down South” is a “Southerner”. 

What gives these northern residents the right to hold this term just for them? Well, it could be that the North is by many degrees colder, more remote, and more wild than most of the rest of Canada. Or it could be that 90% of the Canadian population lives within 150 kilometres of the U.S. border. Or it could be that northerners are just stubborn, and they’ll call themselves what they darn well like!

Cold, isolation, and wilderness are what makes growing in the Canadian North a special challenge. However, those characteristics are also what makes Northern WWOOFing experiences some of the most unique and exciting in Canada. Don’t believe us? Check out some of our most northerly WWOOF hosts. Looking to see all hosts north of 60? Check them out on the map here.

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