S2E14: Summer Road Trip Series - The Territories

August 15, 2019

We take to the road again on our Canadian summer road trip. In this episode, our intrepid hosts visit the Great White North: Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.

Lands of unparalleled natural beauty, deep history, and, on one stop, “interesting” liquor.  On this leg of the trip, we visit sites from the Gold Rush, historic eateries, national cultural sites, walking tours, and many other amazing stops.

So, let’s pack up the car, blast our road music, and visit the Territories of Canada.


  • Sourtoe: The Story of the Sorry Cannibal. If Keely’s ringing endorsement of this CBC documentary peaks your interest, you can find it here.
  • If you are interested in learning more about Mah-Gow and the history of Yellowknife’s Chinese Community, you can read more about it in this 2014 article.

If you like to take your time at tourist sites, you can extend your virtual trip by checking out the website of some of our stops:


Canadian Press. “Canada’s first permanent road to the Arctic coast set to open this week.” The Star, Nov. 12, 2017. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/11/12/canadas-first-permanent-road-to-the-arctic-coast-set-to-open-this-week.html.

City of Yellowknife. “The Wildcat Cafe.” https://www.yellowknife.ca/en/discovering-yellowknife/resources/Heritage_Buildings/Wildcat.pdf.

Dawson City.ca. “Sourtoe Cocktail Club.” https://dawsoncity.ca/sourtoe-cocktail-club/.

Government of Canada. “Yukon’s territorial symbols.” https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/provincial-territorial-symbols-canada/yukon.html.

Government of Nunavut Department of Environment. “Canadian Heritage Rivers.” https://www.gov.nu.ca/environment/information/canadian-heritage-rivers.

McGill Blogs. “Creation of Nunavut, 1999.” Moments that Matter: Canadian History Since 1867. https://blogs.mcgill.ca/hist203momentsthatmatter/2018/04/06/creation-of-nunavut-1999/.

Parks Canada. “Klondike National Historic Sites: Dredge No. 4.” https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/yt/klondike/culture/dn4.

Parks Canada. “S.S. Klondike.” https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/yt/ssklondike/culture/ssk.

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. “Historic Places Program.” https://www.pwnhc.ca/cultural-places/historic-places/#tab-id-1.

Schumann, Wally. “Growth of Tourism in the NWT.” https://www.gov.nt.ca/en/newsroom/wally-schumann-growth-tourism-nwt.


Hosts: Robin Mullins, Nick Bridges, and Keely McCavitt

Producers: Robin Mullins and Emily Cuggy

Researchers: Stacey Devlin and Nick Gillen

Audio Editing: Emily Cuggy

Web Content: Casandra Masse

Image Credit: Top of the World Highway. Tourism Yukon Photo Library.