‘Dreaming of North’ Reading List – 2023 Edition

Dive in for our annual Dreaming of the North book list! 

Life in Whitehorse, Yukon has entered its blissful winter routine. With the rivers frozen we stay active skiing by headlamp and aurora. We are never too far from the wood stove and the piles of books that feed our dreams of summer wilderness adventures!

Dive in for our annual holiday reading list!

Moon of the Crusted Snow and Moon of the Falling Leaves

by Waubgeshig Rice

These two books reignited my love of fiction! Moon of the Crusted Snow and Moon of the Falling Leaves catches up to the character as they search for a future in a post-apocalyptic Ontario. Full of hope, inspiration and beautiful writing by Waubgeshig Rice, these two page turners will carry you through a cold winter’s evening or fit perfectly in your day bag for some riverside reading on the Nahanni!

Gyrfalcon: The One who Stays All Winter

by Norman Barachello

It is said that the Yukon has a colourful 5%, the people who make our small communities shine with character. To me Norman Barachello is one of those people. He has committed his life to the North and through his decades of experience as a biologist, naturalist and guide has written a informative and compelling book about the fascinating life of gyrfalcons. If I could give one book to all of our Firth River guides this would be it!

Bailey the Bush Plane by Richard Jones

by Richard Jones

Our pile of children’s books is continually growing but one seems to always be at the top. Full of bush plane lore and Canadiana, dive into Baily the Bush Plane for a unique childrens book that connects your adventures in the North to the curiosity of any child!

Fire Weather by John Vaillant

by John Vaillant

The author of guide favorite The Golden Spruce, John Vaillant, returns with another tour de force. Timely and eye opening this account of the Fort McMurray wildfires and the underlying forces that are shaping the world around us. Outside of recent history I found the information on fires and their changing behaviour fascinating! 

A Wild Idea

by Jonathan Franklin

For those with an insatiable curiosity this informative read opened my eyes to the migration of raptors around the world and to how a species environment will form their behavior. Caracara’s behavior has much in common with our ravens in the North and I couldn’t help but spend more time observing the behavior of these fascinating animals.

Support independent bookstores wherever possible and happy reading!

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