What do the faces of ambitious youth in Mayo, Yukon; a friendly walrus in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut; and one of Yellowknife’s most generous residents all have in common? They are the subjects of giant murals that brighten up their Northern communities.
Photo by Kelli Gillard
Every corner of the North is flush with musical talent. But what does it take to actually get these unique voices and new sounds out and into the world? We hit the grind with these crafty and collaborative record labels who are putting Northern artists front and centre.
Photo: Adobe Stock
Defined by detailed embroidery, patient stitching, vibrant beading and hand-tanned hides, Indigenous designs in the North have always been couture—and the world is just starting to catch on.
Courtesy Vancouver Fashion Week/Arun Nevader
The revitalization of hide tanning throughout the North is more than the practice itself. It’s a reclamation of land, culture, connection—and it has the power to transform communities.
Photo: Morgan Tsetta/Dechinta Centre for Learning and Research
Brothers Abraham Anghik Ruben and David Ruben Piqtoukun find the soul in stone and bone, bringing epic legends and personal histories to life with brutal honesty and masterful skill.
Courtesy Winnipeg Art Gallery
On four decades of Northern fishing and (almost) completing my personal grand slam quest.
Photo by Ronne Hemming
Owning an airplane may seem like an expensive toy. But in the North, having your own plane is a way to beat the boredom, help out your neighbours, and connect with family—from the past and in the present.
Photo courtesy John Faulkner
Soft, delicate, and carefully crafted, tufting is a love letter to the places Northern artists call home.
Photo by Bill Braden
On the tedious training, infectious joy, and unexpected rewards of having a four-legged backcountry adventure companion.
Photo by Anna Tupakka
Across the North, passionate mountain bikers, cyclists and bikepackers are blazing and building new trails—and inspiring others to explore and enjoy wild places on two wheels.
Photo by Karl Medig