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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

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A view of the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker that housed the Canada C3 expedition in the Northwest Passage. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
Photographer-In-Residence Michelle Valberg shares images of the Arctic from her time aboard the Canada C3 Expedition 
One of two maps of Treaty 8 territory submitted as evidence in West Moberly First Nations

One of two maps of Treaty 8 territory submitted as evidence in West Moberly First Nations v. British Columbia.

A case decided this week by the Supreme Court of British Columbia was, in essence, all about geography
Dead Reckoning by Ken McGoogan cover woodcut Ebierbing

In Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage (above left), Ken McGoogan highlights the contributions of Inuit guides such as Ebierbing (above right) to Arctic exploration in Canada.

Images courtesy HarperCollins
Author Ken McGoogan says his latest book, Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage, is the "more inclusive narrative of Arctic exploration" that the 21st century demands 
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Jean-Sébastien Moore, de l’Université Laval, montre à des jeunes de Cambridge Bay comment retirer des otolithes, une paire d’os dans l’oreille du poisson, permettant aux chercheurs de déterminer son âge. (Photo : Jean-Sébastien Moore)

Photo : Jean-Sébastien Moore
Découvrez comment un scientifique de l’Université Laval, des chercheurs du MPO et des habitants de Cambridge Bay, au Nunavut, travaillent ensemble afin de préserver l’état de ces populations de poissons.
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Jean-Sébastien Moore of Université Laval shows a Cambridge Bay youth how to remove otoliths, a pair of earbones found in fish, which allow researchers to tell the age of the char. (Photo: Jean-Sébastien Moore)

Photo: Jean-Sébastien Moore
How a Université Laval scientist, DFO researchers and locals in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, are working together to keep these staple fish populations healthy 
aurora borealis

The aurora borealis are spectacular when seen from the ground. Now picture seeing them from a plane! (Photo: Ezra Meszaros/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Ezra Meszaros/Can Geo Photo Club
A new flight experience from Tourism Yukon and Air North offers aurora fans a front-row seat to the phenomenon
Central Esker, northwestern Manitoba

A view of the surrounding countryside from the Central Esker near Egenolf Lake in northwestern Manitoba. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic
The geological formations that surround Gangler's North Seal River Lodge in northwestern Manitoba are intriguing pathways to the past
Thou Shalt do no Murder, Minik, The New York Eskimo, Kenn Harper

Cover images for author Kenn Harper's two new books, Thou Shalt Do No Murder (left) and Minik: The New York Eskimo. (Images courtesy Nunavut Arctic College Media, Steerforth Press)

Images courtesy Nunavut Arctic College Media, Steerforth Press
In his new book, Thou Shalt Do No Murder, historian Kenn Harper explores how the killing of a trader in 1920 set off a clash of cultures in the Canadian High Arctic that still resonates today
Paul Gleeson aboard the Arctic Joule

Expedition member Paul Gleeson stands aboard the Arctic Joule as the high-tech rowboat is guided into some tenuous shelter among chunks of ice on the shoreline of Sellwood Bay, N.W.T. 

In his new book, Rowing the Northwest Passage, Canadian adventurer Kevin Vallely recounts his 2013 attempt to transit the famous Arctic route  
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Tyler McCaul, Carson Storch, Wade Simmons and Darren Berrecloth ride down a slope in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park in British Columbia on September 3, 2016. (Photo: Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool)

Photo: Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool
Documentary follows four Canadian and American freeriders as they attempt previously unridden terrain in British Columbia, Yukon, and Alaska 
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