There's no question about it: Vancouver is one beautiful city.
But while the city has its moments in the sun, it also has its fair share of rainy days and grey skies -- enough to leave residents like Dan Barham in need of an escape.
But while most Canadians would fly down south to tried-and-true destinations like Cuba or Florida to escape the dreary forecasts, Barham heads north to the wilds of the Yukon:
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The filmmaker and photographer frequently travels to the territory ever since a work trip first brought him there in 2009. Prior to that, Barham lived in the United Kingdom, then bounced around in Alberta and Vancouver. But after arriving up north, Barham knew he was in the right spot.
"I immediately fell in love with the place -- the people, the landscape, the general atmosphere up there," Barham told the Huffington Post Canada in an email.
And while Barham regularly returns to the Yukon for work, "Away" was something he made in his spare time at a lodge located 30 minutes from Whitehorse, out towards Carcross.
"People have an idea in their heads that [travel to the Yukon] is completely inaccessible, difficult to get to, and expensive -- I know I did -- but that’s not the case at all. In a matter of hours I’d traded the wet, grey of Vancouver for crisp snow underfoot and breathtaking views."
Barham says his love and work will keep him going back to the Yukon "until the day he dies," because there is so much that awaits those willing to make the trip.
"Once you’re there you can’t help but fall in love with the amazing culture, fascinating heritage and the warmest people you’re ever likely to meet."
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