Learning the ropes and spreading the news online
By Samia Madwar
So you’ve just moved up North and want to blog about your big adventure. Join the club: The Internet is rife with blogs on Northern living—many abandoned, some ongoing. Nunavut has the most active bloggers; a remarkable feat, considering the territory isn’t exactly known for high-speed, affordable Internet access.
The North has always been known for its stunning scenery and untamed wildlife. Now visitors are starting to look at the people—the original inhabitants—who live in that scenery. Meet an aboriginal tourism pioneer, learn about the industry’s potential, and discover 9 aboriginal cultural experiences you can try today.
By the editors
Scenes from a real adventure: The Brossiers spent years on a boat amid the Arctic sea ice, exploring, raising toddlers, hunting seal—and learning that survival on earth’s coldest inhabited place takes a hamlet.
By Ashleigh Gaul, Illustrations by Jonathan Wright
A frigid archive deep in frozen ground
By Tim Edwards
At about 15 feet down, I begin to catch the muted stench of freezer-burnt fish. The wooden ladder is coated in ice and the opening that I’ve descended from shrinks above my head. The earthen walls turn to solid ice marbled with planes of dirt. It’s another 15 feet before I reach the bottom, where the three halls of Tuktoyaktuk’s community freezer are dug deep into the permafrost.