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

Beaver in thin ice
Photo: Phillip Childs/Can Geo Photo Club
Arctic 'shrubification' caused by global warming may be drawing herbivores further north
Icebergs in Pond Inlet, near Bylot Island
Photo: Nick Walker/Can Geo
See photos that will inspire you to put Baffin Island on your list of summer getaways, and read a review of the camera equipment (provided by Vistek and Nikon Canada) used to capture them.
Col. Chris Hadfield in the bridge of the Soviet-era icebreaker, Capitan Khlebnikov. Canadian High Arctic.
Photo: Paul Colangelo/Canadian Geographic
Paul Colangelo shares images from his time exploring the North with the first Canadian to walk in space
A herd of muskox on Victoria Island
Photo: Johann Wagner/Polar Knowledge Canada
Muskox populations in Canada's High Arctic have been struggling in recent years, and one University of Calgary researcher and her students are working out why
Un troupeau de bœufs musqués sur l’île Victoria
Photo : Johann Wagner/Savoir polaire Canada
Les populations de bœufs musqués dans l’Extrême-Arctique canadien luttent pour leur survie depuis les dernières années. Une chercheuse de l’Université de Calgary et ses étudiants sont en train de découvrir pourquoi
Researchers film penguins in Resolute Bay, Nunavut
Composite: Nick Walker
A controversial government project aims to establish a king penguin population in the North
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
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