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The only reindeer herd in the Canadian Arctic. Photo courtesy of Jason Van Bruggen/NWTT

Two Feet and 12,000 Hooves

After 100 years, reindeer in Canada’s Arctic have gone from outcasts and undesirables to tourist...

January 2016 Tim Edwards
From battling Arctic hares and a hand games tourney to ice fishing on a midsummer night, this year’s winners have captured what it means to live and love in the far north. Photo: Fred Lemire

Freeze Frame on Last Year's Winners

Up Here's annual readers’ photo contest winners and honourable mentions from 2015

January 2016 Up Here
Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Old Town's New Pub

It's been nearly 20 years since Yellowknife (or the NWT, for that matter) has had its own...

January 2016 Herb Mathisen
Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Don't Worry, It's Not Rudolph

Celebrate the holidays with a genuine, Northern on-the-land feast

December 2015 Samia Madwar
Photo by Pat Kane/Up Here

Quiz: What's the Yukon For?

Find out which Yukon bumper sticker is right for you.

December 2015 Eva Holland
The Pellissey homestead is perched above the wide Mackenzie River. Photo by Daniel Campbell/Up Here

Homesteading: NWT

In today's Northwest Territories, few venture outside the comforts of a community to carve out...

December 2015 Daniel Campbell
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Peanuts and Molasses

From Scottish jigs and cheeky games to fresh jokes and new mitts, here are a few fond memories of...

December 2015 Up Here
Candice Lys, left, and Nancy MacNeill are FOXY's founders. The costume-filled suitcase, known as Ruby, is a staple in their workshops. Photo by Hannah Eden

Up Here's Northerners of the Year: FOXY

They lure teenagers with free pizza. They listen to them. Let them swear if they want to. They...

December 2015 Samia Madwar
Jim Fowler with his wife Jacquelin in 2009, with the Yukon's Tagish Lake in the background. Photo courtesy of Gord Yakimow

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Guy

A dirge for Jim Fowler, who lived for the great Yukon outdoors

November 2015 Gord Yakimow
If you're invited to dance during a Baker Lake community event at 1:00 a.m., how can you say no? Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Two-Stepping Up

Lessons from a late night dance session in Baker Lake

November 2015 Daniel Campbell