Love affairs. They can be sweet and intense, rich and complex. Sometimes we share our love with people. Other times, we fall in love with a place. People and place are inseparable in Old Crow. The land defines everyone who calls this community home. Old Crow is the Yukon’s most northerly community. It’s north of the Arctic Circle. With the exception of the occasional ice road, it’s fly-in only. The population ranges from 250 to 280 people. A place rich in culture and steeped in history. It’s the homeland of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.
Stories North travelled to Old Crow, walking the dirt roads to ask people what they would say if they could write a love letter to the town, acknowledging that love, sometimes fleeting, sometimes forever, rarely follows a simple trajectory.