If bears could design their own backyards, they’d make them look like northern Alberta. Leave the human-designed towns and head into the vast boreal forest to learn what "outdoors" really means. ● Rare sights: At Wood Buffalo National Park, the earth is crawling with wild bison and the sky is teeming with the northern lights. ● Winter: Drive an ice road, snowmobile, ice fish, ski and skate. You’ll run out of time before you run out of new experiences. ● Summer days: The sun doesn’t set until nearly midnight, so live it up fishing or golfing until the last light. Then, sit around a fire until the sun starts to rise again.