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Herb Mathisen

Pangnirtung, Nunavut, a runway runs through it. Photo by Michael H. Davies
From their stations at Northern community airports, observers have their eyes on the sky
April 2017
The annual race to be the first steamship North
April 2017
Photo courtesy Dawson City Museum/1975.2.1.24
The Klondike's brief flirtation with hot air balloons and airships
April 2017
Mount Asgard. Photo by Artur Stanisz
Hoodoos, craters and mountains—there's a lot to see above the 60th parallel.
March 2017
Grise Fiord, Nunavut. Photo by Ronald Campbell
Mutiny, the magnetic North, and the search for natural resources in the northern third of Canada's Arctic islands
March 2017
Henry Hudson, the English explorer, is remembered by the gigantic bay that goes by his name. Small consolation for having been mutinied by his crew in 1611, set adrift and left to die on the shores of James Bay.
A history of Western imperialism as seen through the Arctic Archipelago’s place names
March 2017
Photo courtesy Iqqaumavara
Despite it all, Grise Fiord’s Larry Audlaluk still flies the flag for Canada
March 2017
Photo by Hannah Eden
What to pack and where to pack it—to stay alive
February 2017
Photo courtesy of the Royal Canadian Air Force
How search and rescue works in Canada’s most inhospitable clime
February 2017
Illustration by Beth Covvey
How a floating home can sink under the weight of paperwork
January 2017