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
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
Nicole Mitchell and Zach Biggar both work full-time jobs. They also run a home-based business, making and selling fresh bagels. It takes a bit of juggling, but the side hustle is paying off in more ways than they expected.
Photo by Aaron Tambour
Chris Shaver and Nicolinea Minakis have a new take on what it means to run a small business: they’re growing microgreens from a home-based vertical farm. Their company, Northern Greens, is taking root.
Photo by Marilyn Marshall
Across much of the North, bridges are the only structures connecting entire regions with the rest of the country year-round.
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From pleasing the Budweiser crowd to craft brew lovers who crave the newest and punchiest beers, Northern brewers face the tall task of making everyone happy.
Photo courtesy Nunavut Brewing
Across the globe, veganism is seen as an ethical choice aligned with saving the environment. But in the North, bringing up fresh vegetables and niche items creates a large carbon footprint, while hunting and fishing provides locally harvested game for food insecure communities. Is veganism the right choice for the planet in the North? It depends.
Photo courtesy Farmers Market/Hannah Eden
For more than 140 years, Canada has watched over its claim to the Arctic with sporadic attention. However, when potential threats—whether real or imagined—crop up, the government has gone to great lengths to assert its dominion over the land. And more often than not, those actions have caused great harm to the people who actually live there.
Photo courtesy Adventure Canada/Scott Forsyth
With glimmering paint and her artist’s eye, Cora DeVos reminds Inuit women of their beauty and resiliency.
Photo by Cora DeVos
Cabins in the woods. Waterfront stops. Former houses of disrepute. When it comes to dining out in the North, one thing is for sure—it’s never boring.
Photo Courtesy of Angela Gzowski