By: Nesa Nourmohammadi
Picture living in a world without any laws or government. It’s hard to imagine, but it’s the reality for a group of settlers living in northern Canada in Animal Planet’s new show, Ice Lake Rebels.
In the series, premiering Sunday, July 27 at 10/9c, we’ll follow the community of Great Slave Lake, the picturesque land where the inhabitants are free from taxation and Canadian law. It sounds like paradise, but living in a lawless utopia comes with a price.
“Off the grid to us…is being 100 percent self sufficient off the world’s services,” said Stephan Hervieux, one of the Rebels. “We’re providing our own water, power, and sewage.”
Think they can just go to the grocery store on a whim? Think again.
“We fish whatever we can, we grow whatever we can,” said Allyce Rattray, Stephan’s girlfriend.
Stephan and Allyce’s resilience will be tested in Sunday’s season premiere when an emergency to their houseboat forces them to stop at nothing to keep it from sinking. Over the course of several episodes, we’ll witness the ups and downs Great Slave Lake houseboaters face living on their own terms.
It isn’t an easy way to live, but these rebels wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I thank God every time I cross the water,” Stephan said. “I don’t take my life for granted anymore.”
See what unfolds and tune in for Ice Lake Rebels, premiering Sunday, July 27 at 10/9c, only on Animal Planet!