Museum exhibit features the Arctic

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© Martin Lipman

The Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario, has opened its first living outdoor exhibit on the grounds of its national historic site, where you can get close to an “iceberg” and encounter a family of mammoths.

Included in the Landscapes of Canada Gardens is a display of Arctic tundra as well as a representation of the extinct mammoth steppe terrain that was found in the Yukon. Clamber over the rocky terrain and marvel at the towering 13-metre stainless-steel sculpture inspired by icebergs that was created by artist and adventurer William Lishman. The structure’s size provides a counterpoint to the tiny plants such as sedges, Labrador tea, and willows that characterize much of the Arctic terrain.