We're ringing in the new year with our annual travel issue.
Learn everything you need to know before taking a trip to the North—from those who live here. From an insider's guide to pan-territorial travel, to an upclose look at the North's newest roadtrip—Dawson City, Yukon to Tuktoyaktuk, NWT—this is the authentic Northern travel guide.
Also in this issue, we land on a remote island in the Arctic Archipelago to learn how the story of the Franklin Expedition is being unravelled by Inuit historians and underwater archaeologists. And we get a first-hand account of paddling from Yellowknife to Baker Lake, Nunavut, and find out that misadventure isn't the only way to get a good story out of a trip.
Happy New Year, and happy reading!
UpHere's 2014 Northerner of the Year is Louie Kamookak, a man who's been on a 40 year quest to solve the Franklin Mystery for himself and for his people. Also this month, The North's RCMP's effort to restore their tainted image, Inqualuit's top comedians, and why the Northwest Territories needs a new name.
In Honour of UpHere's 30th anniversiary we're taking a look back at 30 people who've graced our pages since 1984 and what they've been up to since. Also this month, the mystery of the hiker to who vanished in the Yukon wilderness and Baffin Island's most heart stopping peaks and valleys and the thrill-seekers who keep coming back.
Every day aboriginal culture is borrowed and repurposed for art, fashion and advertising - but is this practice good or bad? Also this month, the current state of the porcupine caribou hunt, Lucie Idlout swaps stardom for small-town life, and inside the Alianait Arts Festival.