Could You Survive in Yukon?

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By: Ashley Linkletter

5 Min Quiz

Your alarm goes off and informs you it's 6 a.m. and -25 degrees — what's the first thought that runs through your head?

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What do you consider the most important piece of outdoor gear when it comes to staying warm?

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Which of the following transportation methods do you rely on if driving isn't an option?

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You're at a restaurant, looking to try something new — what looks good?

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You and your friends are on a trivia team that competes every Tuesday night — what is your team's area of expertise?

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Which after school activity were you involved with when you were little?

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You're trying to plan a camping trip with friends; what kind of camping are you interested in?

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Everyone has at least one secret skill no one else knows about — what's yours?

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How do you feel about living in less-populated areas of Canada?

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You're travelling across Canada, trying to visit some of the country's location-specific landmarks. What site is at the top of your list?

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Out of the following bucket list items, which would you like to check off as soon as possible?

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Upon closer inspection, you only have one warm coat in your front closet. What kind of coat is it?

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How do you feel about 20+ hours of darkness (or lightness) for multiple, consecutive months during the year?

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Some communities in Northern Canada are fairly insular — does the thought of having a small group of friends excite or worry you?

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You love to attend Canada's greatest food festivals; is there an event you're particularly excited about this month?

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Depending on where you grew up in Canada, you might already have a disposition suited for freezing temperatures. Which province do you call home?

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What outdoor sport do you love playing — rain, shine or snow?

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Your friend wants to meet up for some Saturday morning exercise — what do you both have planned?

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Whenever you're about to embark on a long trip, you always make sure you bring along a bag full of emergency supplies. What's in your emergency kit?

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You always have a backup snack on you in case you get hungry — what kind of filling snack do you like best?

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What is one luxury experience you'll never give up?

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You're in the mood for something sweet; which dessert do you reach for?

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If you're a member of the Avengers, chances are good that you can survive anywhere (including the Yukon.) Which Avenger do you identify with the most?

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It can be tough dealing with the lack of light during certain times of the year in the Yukon — what would you do to cope?

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Certain smells are synonymous with cold weather — which scents do you find irresistible?

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Everyone knows you have impeccable taste in clothing, so how do you feel about the prospect of dressing in layers?

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You and your partner have gotten lost in the wilderness and you see them eating snow to hydrate. What do you do next?

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Many people are drawn to the Yukon for its higher-paying jobs. Is there a certain job sector you're trying to get into?

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All the power and heating just went off in your home — and it's below freezing outside. How do you keep yourself warm?

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Many parts of the Yukon aren't accessible unless you take a small aircraft. Do you have a fear of flying?

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About This Quiz

At first glance, Canada's Yukon Territory appears almost empty of human civilization (which may or may not be a good thing in your opinion.) However, as unpopulated as the Yukon might be — the population of the entire territory hovers around 36,000 — it's home to an astounding abundance of wildlife and natural splendour. Whitehorse, the territorial capital, is a living monument to the great Klondike gold rush and has become a thriving community of artists, writers and foragers (the city has a flourishing farm-to-table culinary scene.) So even though the nights are undeniably chilly, the company that is kept in the Yukon is bound to exemplary.

It's not just the cold that needs to be considered when talking about survival in Yukon; it's also the extended hours of darkness during the winter months and the endless days of light during the summertime. Transportation becomes difficult, and suddenly, small planes become your number one means of travel from a tiny community to the other. Prices are higher (although so is the pay), and when you get snowed in, you're truly stuck. Living in Yukon is an ever-shifting game of give and take, and how you handle these situations will tell us how much faith we have in your chances of survival in one of Canada's coldest, loneliest territories. 

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