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

Arctic Frontiers conference 2019

Aili Keskitalo, the president of the Sami Parliament of Norway, speaks at the "State of the Arctic" session at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway. (Photo: Terje Mortensen/Arctic Frontiers 2019)

Arctic Frontiers conference 2019
The uncertainty and change that's currently disrupting the region dominated the annual meeting's agenda
How we chose the cover, polar bear, walrus, seal, floe edge, arctic, north

Cover options for the May/June issue of Canadian Geographic.

Thanks to everyone who voted!
PEARL, North, Arctic, wildfire, spectrometer

The rooftop dome of the PEARL Ridge Lab spectrometer. The dome houses the solar-tracker, which guides light into the input window through a hole in the roof. (Photo: Erik Lutsch)

Photo: Erik Lutsch
Atmospheric readings in Canada’s High Arctic are helping scientists understand how southern wildfires are affecting air quality and climate
PEARL, North, Arctic, wildfire, spectrometer

Le dôme du spectromètre sur la toiture du Laboratoire Ridge de PEARL. Le dôme abrite le suiveur solaire, qui oriente la lumière à l’intérieur de la fenêtre d’entrée à travers un trou dans la toiture. (Photo : Erik Lutsch)

Photo : Erik Lutsch
Les relevés atmosphériques dans l’Extrême-Arctique canadien aident les scientifiques à comprendre comment les feux de forêt au sud influent sur la qualité de l’air et le climat
CHARS, Canadian High Arctic Research Station, laboratories, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, North

The new Canadian High Arctic Research Station’s laboratories are now being phased into operation. (Photo: Janice Lang/DRDC-DND)

Photo: Janice Lang/DRDC-DND
What does it take to operate high-tech scientific facilities — including live-study growing chambers and necropsy, genomics and imaging labs — in Canada’s Arctic?
CHARS, Canadian High Arctic Research Station, laboratories, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, North

Les laboratoires de la nouvelle Station canadienne de recherche dans l’Extrême-Arctique sont en voie de mise en exploitation. (Photo : Janice Lang/RDDC-DND)

Photo : Janice Lang/DRDC-DND
Quels sont les éléments nécessaires pour exploiter les installations scientifiques de pointe, entre autres les chambres d’étude et d’autopsie, la génomique et les laboratoires d’imagerie, dans l’Arctique canadien? 
Members of the Pirurvik project accepting their award

Representatives from the Pirurvik - A Place to Grow project accept their $1-million prize at the award ceremony in Whitehorse on Feb. 12. (Photo: Arctic Inspiration Prize)

Photo: Arctic Inspiration Prize
A total of $2,566,000 was awarded to five Northern Indigenous programs at a ceremony in Whitehorse Feb. 12
Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a geographer and scientist from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Jocelyn Joe-Strack’s tour of Canadian embassies in Europe begins Feb. 12. (Photo: Allistair Maitland)

Photo: Allistair Maitland
Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a scientist and geographer from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, is embarking on a tour of Canadian embassies in Europe to share Indigenous perspectives on climate change
Women in Nunavut running across a snow-covered field towards the camera

A mild spring day at Pond Inlet launches the town into an impromptu afternoon of games, including a women's sprint and snowmobile race. (Photo: André Gallant)

Photo: André Gallant
On April 1, 1999, Canada’s youngest population took control of its largest territory. Here’s how Canadian Geographic covered the story. 
Marine mammal habitats in Canada's Arctic

This map of the Canadian Arctic, created by Canadian Geographic using data from Canada’s Arctic Marine Atlas, overlays the habitats of marine mammals with industrial and commercial shipping routes. (Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic)

Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic
A new atlas explores the delicate balance between the North and those who use its resources
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