Visual Essays

Photojournalism with a twist.

Reclaiming the Rails

What originated as a tool of resource extraction and exploitation, this First Nations-run railway provides a lifeline and a mobile community for the remote communities it serves.

Diamonds in the Rough

The best community in Yellowknife, NWT, doesn’t come with running water.

Dark into Light

Crows and ravens don’t deserve our dread. In Murder, photographer Guillaume Simoneau offers a surprising new vision of black birds.

Trekking for Change in the High Arctic

French polar explorer Vincent Colliard on his quest to cross the 20 largest ice caps on the planet to help document melting ice fields.

The Quieter Side of the Mountain

Canadian skier and photographer Kari Medig travels the globe in search of an alternate and unsung view of the ski world — and the force that binds it all together.

Meat Futures

How will we overcome animal flesh?

Glorious Scavengers

What it’s like to live with a national symbol.

The Cover Story

Chile’s lithium ponds provide an electric future.


The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard enthralls a mix of adventurous travellers and fortune hunters with its majestic scenery and unforgiving climate. But as rapid climate change threatens to overthrow the delicate Arctic ecosystem, raising sustainable awareness of this remote travel destination is becoming increasingly crucial.

Hoover Dam

In full bloom, we see nature’s bright palette of desert hues come to life, and simultaneously, the once-slow stride of environmental change happen right before our eyes.

Likely-looking rivers

It was easier to tell someone I was fishing than it was to explain the feeling of limitless, fantastic possibility that swelled inside me when tracing a likely-looking river on a map,

Gaining Ground

Making use of solar power and energy-efficient technology; safeguarding the natural habitats of its animal residents, such as the Gaspé caribou, the wolf, or the ruffed grouse; and favouring the use of low-emission vehicles are among the many ways in which Sépaq strives to reduce the ecological footprint of wilderness management with every passing year.