About "The North"

The people, places, events and latest research of Canada’s subarctic and Arctic regions, one of the fastest-changing environments on Earth

Pond Inlet in August
Photo: Nick Walker/Can Geo
Explore how people live on Canada’s largest island, known in Inuktitut as ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᒃ, or Qikiqtaaluk
Leaf River caribou on the move in Nunavik, Fall 2012
Photo: Benjamin Dy/Can Geo Photo Club
Heinrich Scherer's 1702 chart of the North Pole
Map courtesy Toronto Public Library
In this essay, noted geologist and geophysicist Fred Roots explores the significance of the symbolic point at the top of the world. He submitted it to Canadian Geographic just before his death in October 2016 at age 93.
Mackenzie River
Photo: David Adamec/Wikimedia Commons
The dean of the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning discusses the school's upcoming summer-semester project taking place on three rivers in the Northwest Territories
Adam Lajeunesse at Ulukhaktok, N.W.T.
Photo courtesy Adam Lajeunesse
How Donald Trump, Russian icebreakers and a warming climate might affect the top of the world
Notable works capture the danger and drama of Arctic exploration
Yukon researcher Dave Mossop holds a pair of kestrel hatchlings
Photo: Yukon College
There was no sign of these birds of prey in the boreal Yukon by 2007, but a long-term study is now recording small returns
Dave Mossop tient dans ses bras deux bébés crécerelles
Photo : Collège Yukon
Il n’y avait aucun signe de ces oiseaux de proie dans la forêt boréale au Yukon vers 2007, mais une étude à long terme indique le retour de ces oiseaux de proie.
The Canadian coast guard icebreaker, Des Groseilliers
Photo: Fiona Hunt/Can Geo Photo Club
Eat your heart out, white noise and whale calls
Explore this infographic to gain greater insight into where Canadians live
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