Inside the March issue of Up Here we profile several of the North's smallest communities, look at one Yukon town's battle with the United States government to protect the Porcupine caribou herd and showcase the winners of our annual Up Here photo contest—including our sleepy little cover model.

Photographer Natalie Gillis snapped the bear cub catching a snooze on the Eclipse Sound between Baffin and Bylot islands. We also listen to Pat Braden preserve the North's music history, and stop by Churchill, Manitoba as the tourist town celebrates its first passenger train in 18 months. Plus, everything you need to know when nature calls in the tundra.