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Northern exposure

How a chance encounter with The Beaver’s editor launched the author’s decades-long writing career.

Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet is an Arctic ghost town that refuses to die. The mine is shut and its cluster of buildings stands abandoned. The nickel production has burst, as indeed it was known it would, once the deposits of high-grade ore were depleted.

"The Cheerful Eskimo"

Renowned photographer Richard Harrington found the Inuit to be “individualistic and photogenic” during his stay at Spence Bay on Boothia Isthmus in 1951.

Aboriginal archery set

Bows and arrows were one form of hunting implement.

R.M.S. Nascopie

She was built as a supply ship, but throughout her storied career, the Nascopie was also a tourist vessel, a search-and-rescue ship, a reindeer transporter and ... submarine killer?

Traveller's cassette

The cassette seen here was once owned by George Simpson McTavish Jr., who was born at Fort Albany on the west coast of James Bay.

Northern coloured light on Parliament Hill

Cast in delicate hues of red, blue and golden yellow, the visitors’ gallery is softly bathed in colour from the windows dedicated to the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Birchbark canoe model

A canoe model made by an Anishinabe man.

British trade musket

Musket evokes spiritual side of hunting.

Nurse in the Yukon

The Public Health Nurse lives at Whitehorse but has to journey to all parts of the Yukon.

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