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Parks Canada and Air North, Yukon’s Airline, Launch Canada150: Go North Contest

July 14, 2017

WHITEHORSE, YUKON – July 14, 2017 – Parks Canada and Air North, Yukon’s Airline, Launch Canada150: Go North Contest

Win a trip to discover Canada’s North in honour of the 150th anniversary of Confederation

Today, Parks Canada and Air North, Yukon’s Airline, launched the Canada 150: Go North contest. The grand prize includes a Canada 150 Hudson’s Bay Air Pass from Air North, a five day, all-inclusive backcountry adventure in Ivvavik National Park, and a special behind-the-scenes tour of the SS Klondike National Historic Site in Whitehorse.

The lucky winners will have the adventure of a lifetime as they explore Canada’s North in an intimate and immersive way. Set in the breathtaking mountain wilderness of Ivvavik National Park, guests will relax at the comfortable Imniarvik base camp, where they will experience the culture and stories of their Inuvialuit hosts, and hike for hours under the midnight sun. On their journey with Air North, the winners will have an opportunity to enjoy some of the best attractions Whitehorse has to offer, including a behind the scenes tour of the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site.

As Canadians across the country celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, Air North and Parks Canada are working hard to promote upcoming opportunities, exciting events, and unique experiences that take place across the Yukon and the Northwest Territories, in 2017 and beyond. The Canada 150: Go North contest builds on this new partnership to promote incredible destinations that showcase the rich natural and cultural landscapes of the Yukon and Northwest Territories

Parks Canada is encouraging visitors to plan their trips and discover new and exciting destinations in 2017 by consulting Parks Canada’s website, or downloading the NEW Parks Canada Mobile App, for a list of hidden gems and other unique and memorable ways to celebrate Canada 150.


“As Canada’s largest provider of natural and cultural tourism, Parks Canada’s destinations form important cornerstones for Canada’s local, regional, and national tourism industry. The Yukon and Northwest Territories’ national parks and historic sites offer incredible natural and cultural adventures. Parks Canada is excited to offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to visit the heart of Ivvavik National Park, and experience the culture of the land through Inuvialuit cultural hosts.”
Diane Wilson,
A/Field Unit Superintendent, Yukon Field Unit, Parks Canada

"As Canada's smallest jet carrier, we are proud to connect travellers with the greatest level of air access to some of Canada's most northern park experiences, through flights of just over two hours, departing from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Kelowna to Whitehorse, and a new route from Ottawa. Canadians can now enjoy direct service, affordability and world class Parks Canada experiences."
Joseph Sparling
President, Air North, Yukon's Airline

Quick Facts

• The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. (PT) on December 24th, 2017.

• In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Air North is offering special Canada 150 Hudson’s Bay Air Passes between all Air North destinations. For more information, visit their website: www.flyairnorth.com .

• Parks Canada facilitates some of the most iconic visitor opportunities in the region, including: rafting the South Nahanni River; star gazing in the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve at Wood Buffalo National Park; incredible hiking treks in Kluane National Park and the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site; rowdy good times in Dawson National Historic Site; and making unique cultural connections at the base camp in Ivvavik National Park. For a full list of sites and activities, visit our website at www.pc.gc.ca

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Sean Nardella Debra Ryan
External Relations Manager
Yukon Field Unit
Strategic Planning and Alliances, Manager
Parks Canada Air North, Yukon’s Airline
867-667-3970 800-661-0407, ext. 298 toll-free
Sean.Nardella@pc.gc.ca 867-668-2228, ext. 298 local
867-335-1220, mobile

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