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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

Gotsǝ́ mı̨́ “spider web” in sunlight. Photo: Jean Polfus

Gotsǝ́ mı̨́ (Dene meaning “spider net”) in sunlight. (Photo: Jean Polfus)

Photo: Jean Polfus
The spider's web is the perfect metaphor for the interconnections between species, people and place
Arctic, sea ice, Hudson Bay, scientist, environment, climate change

Peter Kattuk (à gauche) et Daniel Qavvik sont à la recherche de bélugas piégés dans une polynie près de Sanikiluaq, au Nunavut. Ils font partie du réseau de recherche collectif de la Société des Eiders de l’Arctique et d’une communauté plus vaste de chasseurs, de scientifiques et d’organismes travaillant afin de mieux comprendre comment l’environnement de la baie d’Hudson se transforme. (Photo : Joel Heath/Arctic Eider Society)

Photo : Joel Heath/Arctic Eider Society
Des chasseurs inuits et des scientifiques collaborent pour consigner de récents changements alarmants dans la glace de mer dans la baie d’Hudson
Arctic, sea ice, Hudson Bay, scientist, environment, climate change

Peter Kattuk (left) and Daniel Qavvik on the lookout for belugas trapped in a polynya near Sanikiluaq, Nunavut. They are part of the Arctic Eider Society's Community-Driven Research Network and a broader collective of hunters, scientists and organizations working to better understand how the Hudson Bay environment is changing. (Photo: Joel Heath/Arctic Eider Society)

Photo: Joel Heath/Arctic Eider Society
Inuit hunters and scientists are collaborating to record recent alarming shifts in Hudson Bay sea ice
Sea ice on Frobisher bay

Sea ice on Frobisher Bay, Nunavut. (Photo: Fiona Paton/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Fiona Paton/Can Geo Photo Club
I set out to create a historical documentation of the Arctic in musical form. In the process, I found myself developing a spiritual connection with the environment. 
Mountains, sea ice in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park

The mountains on Borden Peninsula in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park, one of eight proposed candidates for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. (Photo courtesy Parks Canada)

Photo courtesy Parks Canada
A look at the fascinating sites Parks Canada has proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation
The air up here might hurt your face, but the views are worth it 
Filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril on the sea ice in Pangnirtung, Nunavut

Filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril on the sea ice in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Arnaquq-Baril's award-winning documentary 'Angry Inuk' aims to dispel misconceptions about the seal hunt in Canada. (Photo: Qajaaq Ellsworth)

Photo: Qajaaq Ellsworth
Award-winning documentary will have its Canadian TV premiere on CBC this weekend
Inuit on ATVs on the Itijjagiaq Trail on Baffin Island

Although it only recently became part of The Great Trail network, the Itijjagiaq Trail has a long history among the Inuit of southern Baffin Island as a convenient overland route between Iqaluit and Kimmirut. (Photo: Ossie Michelin/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ossie Michelin/Canadian Geographic
360-degree views of the Itijjagiaq Trail, a traditional route across southern Baffin Island that is now part of The Great Trail's national trail network
Russel Kenny taking writer Laurie Sarkadi and Gzowski for a boat ride on Great Bear Lake to check his nets for trout.

Russel Kenny heads out on Great Bear Lake to check his nets for trout. (Photo: Angela Gzowski/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Angela Gzowski/Canadian Geographic
How the Sahtuto'ine Dene of Déline created the Tsá Tué Biosphere Reserve, the world's first such UNESCO site managed by an Indigenous community
Clyde River, Nunavut

A still from a video clip shot in Clyde River, Nunavut aboard One Ocean Expeditions' vessel Akademik Ioffe. Father-son photography team Martin Gregus and Martin Gregus Jr. have made it their mission to travel Canada, documenting its places and people and sharing them with the world. (Image courtesy One50Canada Society)

Image courtesy One50Canada Society
A father-son photography team from B.C. set out to document Canada's landscapes, wildlife, people and traditions
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