Rugged peaks and abundant wildlife grace this 2,200-square-kilometer (849-square-mile) wilderness pierced by the Dempster Highway. At the south end, follow river valleys among alpine tundra and dramatic rock formations. To the north, glimpse a slice of Canada’s arctic, complete with pingos—dome-shaped hills, which sometimes have central ice cores—and their smaller cousins, palsas. More than 70 archaeological sites reveal at least 8,000 years of human history here, including ancient caribou-hunting camps of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in people.
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