“There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold…” Robert Service (an excerpt from The Cremation of Sam McGee)
There have been many canoe trip routes that took the students into the north during June. This meant that there was daylight nearly 24 hours a day. On one of the “marque” trips in Alberta paddling along the Yukon River meant working into the night (light). The Methye trip which finished in Yellowknife saw long days as well. In the early years the Lockhart and Berens Rivers were also tackled in June.
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