My father worked with Imperial Oil his whole working life. In the early 1960s, he went north briefly as part of Imperial’s seismic exploration of the Beaufort region, at least as I recall the story. He was mightily impressed with the Mackenzie Delta.
When I went north in 2008 and saw the Delta for myself, I could understand why.
This is one of a series on Canadian national treasures – my sesquicentennial project. They reflect people, places, and things that I think are worth celebrating about our country, and are done in no order of precedence.