Northwest Territories

The Great Canadian Tour

Northwest Territories

A cross-country adventure exploring the sights, sounds, and stories that make Canada interesting and unique.

In this episode, Glen McInnis visits the Northwest Territories.

Glen travels along the Yukon Silver Trail, learning about its rich, colourful history.

The Yukon is synonymous with salmon, but a lack of Chinook salmon in the Yukon River has led to the closure of commercial and domestic fisheries. Glen speaks with Frank Quinn and Sandy Johnston (Fisheries and Oceans Canada).

Glen travels to Dawson City to learn how the Tr’ondek Hwech’in Han Nation are taking the lead in conservation and educating their youth on preserving the salmon stock. He speaks with Chief Darren Taylor and elder Angie Joseph-Rear.

Glen stops at Mayo, Elsa, and Keno City and talks to local historians who give us a glimpse into life in a Northern frontier mining town. He speaks with Anne Leckie (Mayo Historical Society) and Yvonne Bessette (Keno Mining Museum)

Glen also asks people from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut what makes their part of Canada so unique.


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Glen McInnis

Born and raised in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Glen is a proud Cape Bretoner. His distinctive personality and informal approach bring a fresh perspective to political news. Since joining CPAC in 2000, Glen has hosted Outburst, the Great Canadian Tour and reported on the Hill. Before joining CPAC, Glen worked with CBC Radio in Sydney, NS, and occasionally appeared as guest host for Breakfast Television on ATV in Halifax. He has also worked for Calgary’s A-Channel where he was a producer for The Big Breakfast, as well as a news writer. Glen is also an avid musician, and can often be found playing his prized Rickenbacker bass around Ottawa in his spare time.