Canadian cowboys and thrill seekers have added a colorful and outlandish twist to a traditional Nordic winter sport and turned it into one of the region's must-see events.
Three decades ago Carol Patterson started a Flying Zoo with a Cessna 172 and a binturong and flew away from a career as a CPA. She became an ecotourism planning consultant, then a travel writer contributing to Canadian and International publications, and was made a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. She loves cold climes, great wildlife watching, and heated mittens.
Dubbed the quietest grasslands on earth, this relatively new national park is full of surprises.