Whether you’re looking to change-up your routine, seek out some adventure, or just kick back with good friends, a good Girls’ Weekend will leave you with laughs for the year! Stand out from the crowds this year, and take your Girls’ Weekend Getaway in Canada’s Arctic Territories. With music festivals, mountains, and spas, you’ll find something for everyone in the squad.
– Although Yukon is the least populated of the three territories, Whitehorse is the most populated city within these territories. With over 25,000 locals, Whitehorse is quickly becoming a mecca for foodies, artists, and eccentrics across the North. Spend a weekend away from the southern bustle while still enjoying international food, fine art, and exciting performances when you getaway to Whitehorse, Yukon.
Dawson Music Fest
Girls just wanna’ have fun, and Dawson’s the place to do it! Since 1979 musicians and artists alike have taken over this historical mining town for the last week of July, turning streets into the festival grounds and front lawns into campgrounds! Pack up the gals and head north to this internationally acclaimed festival for a weekend of dancing, drinking, and debauchery! Be sure to book well in advance, as hotels and campgrounds sell out months before the event.
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Girls are tough and this trail will only make you tougher! For a Girls’ Weekend Getaway that defies gender stereotypes, pack your bag, buckle your boots, and grab your granola – you’re climbing the Chilkoot! This backpacking trail follow the historic route taken by pioneers during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. Beginning in Dyea, Alaska you’ll hike over the Coast Mountains and into Canada. Along the way you’ll see Coastal Rainforest, High Alpine, and Boreal Forest. Grit and grin with your girlfriends on this weekend getaway.
Looking back into Alaska from the top of Chilkoot Pass. . . . #chilkoottrail #chilkoot #hike #mountains #alaska #getoutside #outdoors #outside #nature #naturelovers #landscape #photography #picoftheday #photooftheday #instamood #instagood #pnw #pnwonderland #wanderlust #neverstopexploring #travel #travelgram #explore #adventure #wild
This year, make your girls-only getaway unforgettable; travel up to Whitehorse, Yukon in the coldest month of the year and see first-hand how to combat cabin fever. With events like the Quest for the Crown Carnival Queen Contest, the Strongest Woman Competition, and the Women’s Hairiest Leg Competition, this will be a girl’ weekend like never before! Pack your garter and pull up your stockings, because things are about to get rowdy!
Umingmak Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Summer or winter, there are few comforts as relaxing and enjoyable as a cozy bed and breakfast. You and your friends are certain to feel at home at the Umingmak Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Cambridge Bay: with homemade meals, a shared kitchen and living room, and vehicles for rent, you’ll forget this isn’t real life! Go fishing, hang with the locals, shop from the local artists, and enjoy the rugged and remote Cambridge Bay in Canada’s far North.
Inuvik Sunrise Festival“O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth” (Roman Payne) And who knows how to celebrate the sun better than those who live without for 30 days of the year? Gather your girlfriends and trek up to the Inuvik Sunrise Festival for a weekend of dancing, music, snow carving, sunset yoga, and celebration. Culminating with a party on the permafrost, a giant bonfire, and an incredible fireworks display, this is one festival you won’t want to miss.
Iqaluit and Alianait Arts Festival
This spotlight on Inuit art and culture has been celebrated annually in late June since 2005. Bringing together world-class musicians, circus acrobats, dancers, storytellers, actors, filmmakers, and visual artists, it is a mecca for Northern Expression. If you want your Girls’ Weekend Getaway to have a little more substance, and a lot more beauty, be part of the movement at the Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit, Nunavut. When you’re not at the festival, enjoy everything else Iqaluit has to offer – traditional foods, hiking trails, animal tours, and untouched wilderness as far as the eye can see.
ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦ! / Alianait! / An exclamation of happiness or pleasure. Awesome!! 😀 ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᒃᑐᖅ / Alianaigusuktuq / He is happy or pleased about it ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᑦᑐᖅ / Alianaittuq / It's fun to do or he is fun to be with ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᕋ / Alianaigijara / I really enjoy it. Photo by @mr.jeffizzle 👌🏼 #learninginuktitut #inuktitut #syllabics #inuit #inuitlanguage #qikiqtaaluk #baffinisland #iqaluit #nunavut #nunagram #alianait #alianait2016
Fishing in Gjoa Haven
“Give a man a fish and he eats for a day./ Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime./ But teach a woman to fish, and everyone eats for a lifetime.” (Ritu Sharma). You and your friends don’t sit by the sidelines at home, so don’t do it on your weekend getaway either! Gjoa Haven is a fly-in only Inuit community located 800 kilometers above the treeline in Nunavut. Join Robert and Charles Cahill of Husky Dog Adventures for a 2 day excursion of arctic char fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing in this isolated gem in the heart of the Northwest Passage.
Just in time! 👍🏻 The photo submission for the Canada E/2/W @canadae2w project ends tomorrow night at midnight! I submitted a few photos from my trip to Gjoa Haven, Nunavut way back from the summer of 2004! It was one of my most #memorable trips ever! If you haven't had a chance to check out Allison's project in celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary then you definitely should! It's a fantastic initiative #celebrating Canada and connecting Canadians through visual art! 🇨🇦 #canadae2w #canada #canadians #visualart #gjoahaven #nunavut #photography #photograph
Folk on the RocksThis unique northern folk festival has been voted one of Canada’s Top 10 Music Festivals, and you’ll want to join in the fun! Pack your bags for more than 24 hours of music, food, entertainment, arts, and friendship under the midnight sun in Yellowknife, NWT. Get out of the rut and onto the rocks this July!
Tombstone Territorial Park
Located in the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in land of Yukon Territory, Tombstone Territorial Park is 2200 square kilometers of protected wilderness. With your closest friends, spend a weekend hiking and camping through the rugged peaks, permafrost landforms, and abundant wildlife territory. While this may not be a hot winter destination, come in spring or summer to see untouched wilnderness; or, you can forage the land for berries, sprucetips, and wild herbs in fall.