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

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
Canadian Geographic March/April 2019 issue

Cover options for the March/April issue of Canadian Geographic. (Photos: Michelle Valberg)

Photos: Michelle Valberg
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Justin Barbour pulls his canoe upstream with his dog Saku in it

Justin Barbour drags his canoe up the Red Wine River in Labrador wearing his PFD. (Photo: Justin Barbour)

Photo: Justin Barbour
The adventurer behind the Man and Dog expedition puts a life jacket through its paces in the Labrador and northern Quebec wilderness
RCGS, Fellows, explore, Arctic, environment, mapping

Gordon Osinski, a planetary geologist at Western University in London, Ont., led a 2018 expedition to map parts of Devon Island’s exposed Precambrian Shield — Arctic coastlines that have never been surveyed by on-the-ground teams. (Photo: Gordon Osinski)

Photo: Gordon Osinski
From a solo ski and mountain-climbing expedition to the South Pole to a project that mapped portions of Devon Island’s coasts for the first time, see what just a few of the RCGS’s Fellows have been working on in late 2018
Arctic Indigenous Wellness Project, indigenous, suicide prevention, homelessness, therapy, education

Members of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Project, winners of the $1-million 2017 Arctic Inspiration Prize. (Photo: Arctic Inspiration Prize/Patrick Doyle)

Photo: Arctic Inspiration Prize/Patrick Doyle
A look back at some of the amazing projects that have won the $1-million Arctic Inspiration Prize
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