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Wild Side – Best Wildlife Locations: the Dempster Highway (preview)

Story and photography by John E. Marriott

©John E. Marriott Grizzly bear on the tundra north of km 352 Gear/Settings: Canon 5D Mark II, 500mm w 1.4x TC, ƒ8@1/800 sec. ISO 2500

©John E. Marriott
Grizzly bear on the tundra north of km 352
Gear/Settings: Canon 5D Mark II, 500mm w 1.4x TC, ƒ8@1/800 sec. ISO 2500

“I can see for miles and miles and miles.”

It’s almost as if The Who penned those infamous lyrics in tribute to one of Canada’s most gorgeous northern highways, the Dempster. For indeed, one can see for miles and miles and miles on this 700-kilometre long strip of gravel road.

As a result of these incredible sightlines and the spectacular terrain that the highway travels through, the Dempster is a wildlife photographer’s paradise that makes every bit of the trials involved with getting there worth it. Reading off the list of what you can see along the Dempster sounds like a who’s who of Canada’s all-star wildlife roster in the north …

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