‘Free farmland’ isn’t something you hear often — but, of course, there’s a catch


Canada’s far north is warming up, and this could be good news for farmers who are willing to brave the region. The Canadian government is offering free land to attract more farmers to the Yukon. Double bonus if you’re into hunting, too.

According to Alaska Dispatch News, the Yukon is becoming a more hospitable environment thanks to global warming, and the opportunities could be endless.

To qualify for your free 160-acre lot of land, you must be Canadian or a permanent resident who has been living in the Yukon for more than a year, ADN reports. You will also be required to pay for surveying, pledge to make investments in the property, as well as meet other conditions in order to join the initiative.

It’s worth noting that those who receive free land in the Yukon must farm on the property for at least seven years before they can sell it.

As far as the weather goes up there in the Great North, temperatures are said to be on the rise, so now might be the best time to make a move. After all, average temps in the Yukon have been recorded 2 degrees warmer in the past 50 years due to climate change, one Canadian study found.

So, if you think you’re up for it, the Yukon could open the doors to a whole new life. It may be cold at times, but the land is free, and the hunting is second to none. What do you say, are you ready to move?

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