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There’s a land where the mountains are nameless,
And the rivers all run God knows where;
There are lives that are erring and aimless,
And deaths that just hang by a hair;
There are hardships that nobody reckons;
There are valleys unpeopled and still;
There’s a land - oh, it beckons and beckons,
And I want to go back - and I will.

From "The Spell of the Yukon" by Robert W. Service

About this site

This site is dedicated to the land and the people north of 60. It is meant to shed some light onto the one or other corner of Canada’s back of beyond. For those who are planning to go and those who share an interest in the North but cannot go have a look for themselves.

It appears indeed rather presumptuous to attempt to capture Canada’s Northland, which is said to be "Larger Than Life" according to the Yukon's Tourism Board, with an apparatus the size of a pack of cigarettes. There's just so much that the camera simply can't convey. But nevertheless: A picture still says more than a thousand words. And a panorama offers more than just the addition of its individual frames. To view a panorama, you may like to use the full screen button in the menu. The files behind the more recent panoramas are even large enough to zoom in moderately. Depending on your bandwidth, you may have to wait a second or two for a sharp image to appear on your screen as you scroll.

Some rivers from the last 20 years of paddling are not mentioned on this site. Namely, not my very early trips, before the days of digital cameras, with a Klepper folding kayak. But I am happy to share whatever I can remember of those days - click here for an overview map.

And since this website is dedicated to the land AND the people north of 60, it should feature more than just pretty pictures of the landscape. That's why there is also a separate tab with links to YouTube, Canada's National Film Board or elsewhere (If the video does not run smoothly, try lowering the resolution in the video settings). And if you know of a link that is missing under the tab "Canada’s Inuit & First Nations", please send me an email to admin[a/t]northof60.de.

A right click on any picture of this page (followed by "display picture") will bring it up full size.

Across The Barren Lands

Follow J. C. Critchell Bullock and John Hornby on their odyssey in 1924/25 from Edmonton to Baffin Island.

Back River (Nunavut)

Jim Magrum Lake to Chantrey Inlet

Great Slave Lake and beyond (NWT)

Yellowknife to Sussex Lake

The Ayalik Fund

This website was never intended to display any ads. And the following link is not an advertisement, it is a heartfelt matter to me. Please have a look and consider whether you can contribute to this good cause. Maybe budget 50 Cents or a Dollar for every mile travelled on your next trip and donate this to the fund, to help Inuit youth.

Coppermine (NWT/Nunavut)

Point Lake to Kugluktuk

Canada’s Inuit & First Nations

Kamillarlutit (Please take your shoes off). A request occasionally seen on the doors of (public) buildings in the many Inuit communities of the North. The following links are intended to help slip into someone else's shoes for a few miles, for a better understanding, for a better tomorrow. Most links will aks for an hour or more of your attention.

Elk River - Thelon (NWT)

Rennie Lake to Baker Lake

Anderson River (NWT)

Colville Lake to Dempster Highway/Inuvik

Ellesmere Island (Nunavut)

Some things merit more attention, more visibility in our daily tide of images and chatter. The 'Tip of the Toes Foundation' is one of them. Follow young lives as they embark on a journey to their innermost Self and to Canada's far North, to Ellesmere Island, after a life-changing diagnosis. A journey, larger than life in every aspect. Anticipate lessons learned from courageous teens seeking healing. Learn how nature can provide help, what adventure therapy can do, mentally and physically. How time in the great outdoors can reconnect people with their inner strength to take with them for the challenges ahead. 'If it's easy, what's the point?'

Horton River (NWT)

Horton Lake to Paulatuk

John and Kate

Follow self-proclaimed erratic geriatrics on their two epic journeys. From La Ronge (Northern Saskatchewan) via Black Lake (near Stony Rapids) via Dubawnt River to Baker Lake. And 4 years later from Yellowknife via Hanbury and Thelon Rivers to Baker Lake.

South MacMillan River (Yukon)

VW put-in to Pelly Crossing

Rat River - Porcupine (NWT) by Boris

Mackenzie River to Old Crow

Beaver River - Stewart (Yukon) by Boris

McQuesten Lake to Dawson City

Noatak River (Alaska)

Pingo Lake to Noatak Village