Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Arctic History – It’s in the Cards

Collecting hockey and other sports cards is still today a popular and common hobby. Back in the early days of advertising, sports cards were...

Ice Bear – The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon

“I know that there are a lot of people who like polar bear meat and a lot of people who don’t like .” —...

Fort Ross – First east-west trade post

Fort Ross is not your average tourist area. There are no souvenirs or post cards to buy. In fact, the Hudson’s Bay Company post...

Arctic vs Antarctica

Text and artwork By Dr. Diane Howard Langlois I’m a polar painter, so I travel to the Arctic or Antarctica once a year. Both...

Nowhere Left to Roam

Preserving the Reindeer Herd Text and photos by Jonathan Frænkel-Eidse “They’re always trying to make us change, as if what we do is just a lifestyle...

Searching for Arctic Gold

The North Baffin Gold Rush of 1912 By the early 1900s, bowhead whaling in the eastern Arctic was in decline. Whales had been over-hunted and...

Paintings from the Top of the World

Beautiful, untamed, mysterious… The Arctic conjures up many emotions for those who have visited the region, and for those who have yet to experience...

Alexandra Fiord – A High Arctic Oasis

In the extreme environment of the High Arctic, life congregates around resources. A moist lowland, a sheltered warm valley, an open water polynya. Little...

In the Heart of Kuururjuaq

Following Inuit ancestors’ footsteps Taitsumani, once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, still very vibrant in their elders’ recollections, Inuit travelled along the natural...

Biking Across Baffin Island

When we first came up with the idea of the Arctic2Atacama expedition it seemed straightforward enough. We would attempt an unsupported crossing of the...