What is the Subarctic and What are seasons like in the Subarctic?

The Subarctic is a huge area directly below the Arctic Circle that stretches over most of central Canada and Alaska.

The land is covered by evergreen forests and great lakes and rivers. In the short Subarctic summer, the air is warm but filled with mosquitoes and flies that hatch by the millions as soon as the temperature rises.

In the long winter, the ground is blanketed by snow and the temperature rarely rises above freezing.