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Illustration by Beth Covvey

Peanuts and Molasses

From Scottish jigs and cheeky games to fresh jokes and new mitts, here are a few fond memories of...

December 2015 Up Here
Candice Lys, left, and Nancy MacNeill are FOXY's founders. The costume-filled suitcase, known as Ruby, is a staple in their workshops. Photo by Hannah Eden

Up Here's Northerners of the Year: FOXY

They lure teenagers with free pizza. They listen to them. Let them swear if they want to. They...

December 2015 Samia Madwar
Jim Fowler with his wife Jacquelin in 2009, with the Yukon's Tagish Lake in the background. Photo courtesy of Gord Yakimow

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Guy

A dirge for Jim Fowler, who lived for the great Yukon outdoors

November 2015 Gord Yakimow
If you're invited to dance during a Baker Lake community event at 1:00 a.m., how can you say no? Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Two-Stepping Up

Lessons from a late night dance session in Baker Lake

November 2015 Daniel Campbell

Cabin Fever

What would you endure for a rare plot of land in the Northern wilderness?

November 2015 Tim Edwards
Fort Liard's ball diamond, where you have to dodge the bison patties in the outfield. Photo by Samia Madwar

Dehcho Sandlot

Catching heat in Fort Liard--and loving it

November 2015 Herb Mathisen
Wesley Hardisty performs at the Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit. Photo: Angela Gzowski

Playing It By Ear

Fiddling and dancing have entertained Northerners for the past two centuries. But in this age of...

October 2015 Samia Madwar
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Stories For A Long, Dark Winter

Shapeshifters, a haunted hotel, the echoes of past wars—here’s what happens in the North when the...

October 2015 Daniel Campbell, Laura Busch
Photo: Hannah Eden/Up Here

Which Capital is Right for You?

You pretty much have to love the outdoors. The rest depends on how you feel about boutique shopping...

September 2015 Eva Holland, Peter Worden, Tim Edwards
Robert "Yogi Bear" Chenard and Brenda "Boo Boo" Penney run the Louise Falls day-use campground off the Mackenzie Highway, near the Alberta/NWT border. Photo Hannah Eden

Parks and Conversation

Meet the people who make Northern campgrounds funnier, friendlier, and just a bit weirder.

August 2015 Katie Weaver, Laura Busch, Samia Madwar