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Illustration by Monika Melnychuk
Housesitting is usually a fun escape. But as one veteran discovers, it’s the tiny, but crucial, details that get you.
July 2014
Illustration by Jonathan Wright
When life handed him illness, he made birch syrup—and kept a tradition alive
July 2014
Illustration by Michael Byers
A peek behind the scenes of the business of running a Northern lodge: from blizzards, bear invasions and caretakers gone crazy, to the ever-changing face of tourism.
July 2014
MADAME PRESIDENT: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory performs her inaugural speech as the president of Hans Island. Photo by Ed Maruyama
The Arctic’s vast potential, through the eyes of a fictional politician
February 2015
He’s Inuvialuit; she’s Dene. It hasnt always been easy—but this couple knows a thing or two about survival. Photo by Herb Mathisen
When Harry met Mary Rose
February 2015
"Hug the Police". Photo by Peter Worden
Fighting graffiti with graffiti in iqaluit
February 2015
The Yukon Arctic Ultra draws adventurous runners, cross-country skiers and fat-bikers from around the world. Photo by Michael Ericsson
Why do Yukon Arctic Ultra competitors risk injury and exhaustion every year? It’s not for the scenery.
January 2015
A Yamaha Bravo shop in Arviat, Nunavut
A souped-up Northern staple rips across the Kivalliq
April 2015
Fred Sorensen built a logging camp along the Mackenzie River that soon became a small summer community. Photo by Kristine Bourque
Though the homestead and path to it are overgrown, the memories of the best place to stay on the Mackenzie River hold strong.
February 2015
Grand Prize Winner: Artur Stanisz
Up Here’s 14th annual readers’ photo contest
January 2015