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What's in the job description? Spend hours on the open deck, waiting for the wildlife to show up. Courtesy Mark Cowardine/One Ocean

My So-Called Job

What's it like to wake up to stunning Arctic vistas, watch polar bears all day and hike across...

April 2015 Jimmy Thomson
Eastbound’s felt at home in Dawson this winter, surrounded by like-minded, hands-on folks: “Everyone up here is just automatically DIY because they were raised that way.” All photos courtesy Cud Eastbound

A Home In The Wilderness

Dawson City’s Cud Eastbound turns his van into a warm and cozy abode.

April 2015 Herb Mathisen
A Yamaha Bravo shop in Arviat, Nunavut

Love of the Bravo

A souped-up Northern staple rips across the Kivalliq

April 2015 Up Here

Not That Kind of Romance

How To Survive the Northern Dating Scene

February 2015 Miranda Booth
Fred Sorensen built a logging camp along the Mackenzie River that soon became a small summer community. Photo by Kristine Bourque

Outpost: The Lost Kingdom of Grandview

Though the homestead and path to it are overgrown, the memories of the best place to stay on the...

February 2015 Karen McColl
"Hug the Police". Photo by Peter Worden

Midnight Menders

Fighting graffiti with graffiti in iqaluit

February 2015 Peter Worden
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

Two Nations, One Love

When Harry met Mary Rose

February 2015 Herb Mathisen
MADAME PRESIDENT: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory performs her inaugural speech as the president of Hans Island. Photo by Ed Maruyama

We Are a Nation of Lovers

The Arctic’s vast potential, through the eyes of a fictional politician

February 2015 Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
Grand Prize Winner: Artur Stanisz

Freeze Frame - The Best Photos From 2014

Up Here’s 14th annual readers’ photo contest

January 2015 Samia Madwar
The Yukon Arctic Ultra draws adventurous runners, cross-country skiers and fat-bikers from around the world. Photo by Michael Ericsson

Cold Hard Competition

Why do Yukon Arctic Ultra competitors risk injury and exhaustion every year? It’s not for the...

January 2015 Eva Holland