Churches as galleries and school gyms as concert halls—art spaces and performance venues are hard to come by in the North. But art-lovers in each territory make do with what they have.
PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDSAY REID
In a land where temperatures regularly drop to 40-below, real fur products continue to keep Northerners from shivering in the cold.
PHOTOS COURTESY BRENDA DRAGON
Polar pubs serve up a little bit of everything
Photo courtesy Dirty Northern
True, most of the humble and hastily built dwellings that helped trappers and settlers get through a winter or two have crumbled. But log houses constructed with love and attention still dot the urban landscapes, as some Northerners fall for homes with a more natural feel.
Photo courtesy David Loeks
Over the last two decades, thousands of tiny houses have popped up across North America, creating a new lifestyle trend and a slew of first-time home buyers. But why is this movement at a standstill in the North?
Photo by Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs
Back in the 1940s, most northerners received food supplies once a year. A pantry favourite then was canned meat. Today fresh food from across the country arrives almost daily, but many northerners still want the security of a can or two
of Klik in the cupboard.
PHOTOS: (LEFT) JOLLY TIME GIANT YELLOW CORN, (CENTRE) COURTESY PWNHC/2015.13.5J, (RIGHT) ILLUSTRATION BY BETH COVVEY
Search and rescue missions can be dangerous. There are many risks and sometimes team members risk not making it back home. So what is it that makes people put their own lives on the line for others?
Photo courtesy Inshore Rescue Boat Rankin Inlet
When you look up at the northern skies, chances are more likely you’ll see an aging De Havilland Beaver or Otter than a sleek 21st century aircraft. That’s because aviators across the North are dedicated to reviving old aircraft and northern aviation companies are keeping them in A-1 flying condition. But with all the time, money and energy it takes to keep them running, is it worth it?
Photo courtesy Jeff Faulkner
Jumping into a hole in the frozen lake may seem like an extreme challenge to some. For Cat McGurk, it’s a form of meditation.
PHOTO PAT KANE/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND FOR JOURNALISTS
While some provinces have up to a dozen area codes, there is just one spanning all three territories. But these digits are more than the numbers you dial ahead of a phone call. It’s a symbol of identity and of the place we call home.
Adobe Stock/photo illustration