Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Magical Passages – Sailing Greenland’s Challenging Waters

Travelling by boat is my favourite way to experience Greenland, a place where the highway is the water. Just getting there is an adventure...

Weekend Getaway – Venturing outside Nunavik’s hub on all fours

The largest Inuit community of Nunavik and also the only one in this northern region of Quebec to be connected to First Air’s network,...

King Eiders – Clowns of the Arctic Bird Kingdom

I freeze mid-stride. For a moment I teeter, then gently lower my foot. My hiking boot comes to rest among tundra grasses that shiver...

Connecting with Arviat’s Ancestors

In the late 1600s and early 1700s, the ancestors of today’s Inuit inhabitants began moving southward from the High Arctic, both along the west...

Active Inuit Wisdom

So for thousands of years, the iglu has been an essential home in the Arctic. In fact, the importance of this skill has been...

Chasing the Aurora Borealis

Northern lights still hold a fascination for a lot of us ordinary mortals. Since the dawn of time, these flamboyant beams painting the Arctic...

Sailing Classroom

This past summer, Students on Ice (SOI) embarked on its 15th annual Arctic Expedition aboard their floating classroom, the Ocean Endeavour, sailing through ice-covered...

STEM Education

Growing up in Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit, Kristen Ungungai-Kownak remembers attending an Actua science camp where she first learned about electricity and engineering. Fast-forward...

2015 Great Northern Canada Writing Contest Winners

above&beyond, Canada’s Arctic Journal is proud to bring our readers the stories chosen as this year’s winners of the annual NorthWords Great Northern Canada...

Diamond Jenness artifact collection

The year 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the central Canadian Arctic’s first significant encounter with the western world. For nearly a millennium, the...