Friday, September 20, 2019

UMIMMAIT | ᐅᒥᒻᒣᑦ

Ever since I moved up North to Kuujjuaq, in Nunavik, some 16 years ago, and was introduced to these magnificent beasts, I’ve been fascinated...

Arctic Challenge

Skiing the Ashuyak Pass The rising moon glittered on the frozen snow and the massive bulk of Mt. Asgard silhouetted against the darkening sky. I...

Ungava Bay Beauty: Akpatok Island, Nunavik

By Isabelle Dubois Somewhere in Ungava Bay, off the eastern coast of Nunavik — Quebec’s Far North — stands an island the size of a...

Under the spell of the crystal eye

By Isabelle Dubois Long ago, far away in a silent endless land now known as the Ungava Peninsula, a massive meteorite struck the earth with...

Adventures in paradise

Adventures in Paddling Paddling the rapids of Katannilik Park in Southern Baffin Island for ten day

Place of Frozen Waterfalls: Skiing Nunavut’s Katannilik Territorial Park

By Karen McColl Moments after awkwardly dragging my plastic orange “expedition” sled through the maze of jumbled pack ice and onto shore at the Itijjagiaq...

Expedition 2012 – Nain to Kangiqsualujjuaq

Before the expedition, I wondered how a 24-year-old would handle man hauling. Arctic travel requires patience and doggedness, not adrenalin.

Chasing The Char

For as long as I remember I’ve wanted to go to the High Arctic. The urge likely latent in the Murphy family DNA, I suppose. So Spring 2011 we began researching our journey.

Climate Adaptation Planning

Major effects of climate change in Canada’s Arctic are prominently featured in national news coverage. Recently, stories have surfaced about the pending disintegration of winter roads and the growing ozone hole hovering over Arctic land. The ongoing saga of the government’s plans to develop future oil and gas deposits also appears below headlines.