This afternoon, I’m off to Yellowknife!
In honour of my trip to the great white north, I bought a hat. A hat to replace the one I lost on the subway in Toronto on my trip there over the holidays. I have a matching pair of mittens, but the mittens are on a string… you know, like 3-year-olds have, so they won’t lose their mittens. Seriously, I lost the hat because it wasn’t on a string that was attached to my body.
Anyway. I really, *really* liked that hat. And, fortunately, the place I bought it from still had them, so I was able to get a new one:
Some random facts about Yellowknife:
- Population: 18,700 (compared to: GM Place holds 18,630 people for a hockey game)
- Average high temperature in March: -11.2 degrees Celsius
- Margot Kidder (better known as Lois Lane in the Superman movies) was born there.
I also wanted to share with you this cool animation I found on Wikipedia,showing the evolution of the provinces and territories of Canada:
I was surprised to see that, at one point, much of our country was part of the Northwest Territories!
Image credit: From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Canada_provinces_evolution.gif, republished here under the terms of this copyleft license