For almost seven decades, Asger “Red” Pedersen has played a major role in Kugluktuk’s transformation and in helping to build Inuit institutions for Inuit—even though he knew he wouldn’t be a beneficiary.
Photo courtesy NWT Archives/Erik Watt/N-1990-005-0080
From expanding local culinary options to incubating businesses and sparking social change, farmers' markets in the North do it all.
Photo courtesy Hannah Eden/Yellowknife Farmers' Market
For a while, U.S Army vehicles were about all you would find rumbling along Iqaluit’s gravel roads. But when the airbase closed in 1963 and residents started shipping in their own cars, they certainly made some eclectic choices.
Photos courtesy David Boileau
Owning an airplane may seem like an expensive toy. But in the North, having your own plane is a way to beat the boredom, help out your neighbours, and connect with family—from the past and in the present.
Photo courtesy John Faulkner
A relaxing portage and paddle outside Yellowknife turns into an excruciating crawl.
Photo by Emily Blake
The lives of the North’s first peoples were forever changed by the fur trade.
Photo courtesy of William I. Campbell (1951)
On the tedious training, infectious joy, and unexpected rewards of having a four-legged backcountry adventure companion.
Photo by Anna Tupakka
Every year, some of the world’s most intrepid explorers and curious minds head North with specialized scuba gear to plunge into the Arctic Ocean. What secrets do these underwater worlds hold that make the potentially dangerous diving experience so enticing?
Photo by Jill Heinerth
Across the North, passionate mountain bikers, cyclists and bikepackers are blazing and building new trails—and inspiring others to explore and enjoy wild places on two wheels.
Photo by Karl Medig
Scattered throughout the territories, some beaches are well-kept secrets, others are packed all summer, and a few hold fascinating histories buried beneath the sand.
Photo Courtesy Parks Canada