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Canada's Western Arctic - Including the Dempster Highway
by Western Arctic Handbook Committee

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Canada's Western Arctic - Including the Dempster Highway 
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PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Getting Here, Getting Around, Accommodation, Food, Water and Supplies, Auto Fuel, Parts and Service, Money Considerations, Language, Clothing, Medical Facilities, Health Insurance, Communications and Electricity, Encounters with Wildlife, Minimize your Impact, Seasons, Weather, Mosquitoes and Blackflies, Permits, Regulations and Permissions

ACTIVITIES
Hiking, Birding, Rockhounding, Canoeing, Kayaking and Rafting, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Cycling, Boating, Dogsledding, Skiing, Snowmobiling

DESTINATIONS
Dempster Highway, Fort McPherson, Tsiigehtchic, Inuvik, Aklavik, Tuktoyaktuk, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Banks Island, Holman, Victoria Island, Old Crow, Western Queen Elizabeth Islands

NATIONAL PARKS
Aulavik National Park (Aulavik, which means “place where people travel”), Ivvavik National Park (Ivvavik means “a place for giving birth, a nursery”), Vuntut National Park (Vuntut means “amongst the lakes”), Tuktut Nogait National Park (Tuktut nogait means “young caribou”)

TERRITORIAL PARKS
Gwich'in Territorial Park, Herschel Island Territorial Park MIGRATORY BIRD SANCTUARIES
Anderson River Delta Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Banks Island Migratory Bird Sanctuaries 1 & 2, Cape Parry Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Kendall Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary

HISTORIC SITES AND LANDMARKS
Arctic Red River (Tsiigehjik) Canadian Heritage River, Fort McPherson National Historic Site, Kitigaaryuit Archaeological Site National Historic Site, Nagwichoonjik National Historic Site, Pingo Canadian Landmark

RIVERS
The Mackenzie River and its Tributaries: Arctic Red River, Blackstone River, Bonnet Plume River, Hart River, Mackenzie River, Ogilvie River, Peel River, Rat River, Snake River, Wind River; Other Western Arctic Rivers: Anderson River, Babbage River, Bell River, Brock River, Eagle River, Firth River, Hornaday River, Horton River, Kugaluk River, Kuujjuna River, Nanook River, Porcupine River, Thomsen River

PEOPLE
Gwich'in are part are part of a larger aboriginal family people known as Athapaskans. The Gwich'in groups or bands are: the Gwichya Gwich'in (Tsiigehtchic), the Tetlit Gwich'in (Fort McPherson), the Ehdiitat Gwich'in (Aklavik), and the Nihtat Gwich'in (Inuvik)as well as the Vuntut of Old Crow, Yukon. They have their own dialect and settled a land claim seperate from the Gwich'in of the Northwest Territories

LAND AND WATER
Natural Regions,Landforms, Climate,Aurora Borealis, Ice Age (Beringia), Geology, Permafrost, Mackenzie Delta, Beaufort Sea, Lakes and Rivers

PLANTS AND ANIMALS
Plants, Birds, Mammals, Freshwater Fishes, Insects

Details
Quantity:14 item(s) available
Weight:0.62 kg
Price: CDN$ 29.95 (US$ 29.14)
 
ISBN-10:096879100X
ISBN-13/EAN:9780968791004
Author:Western Arctic Handbook Committee
Publisher:Western Arctic Handbook Committee
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Publication Date:12/2002
Pages:352 pages
Size/Dimensions:8.75
Binding:Softcover

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