Canadian Adventure: Polaroid pictures from a summer in the Arctic

Photographer Jackie Dives, armed with her Polaroid camera, set upon the 150-day expedition from Toronto to Victoria and documented the adventure.

Dives was travelling as part of the Canada C3 adventure, a signature project for Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation which took place in 2017. The major appeal of this was an epic 150-day sailing journey from Toronto to Victoria which went via the Northwest Passage.

The Northwest Passage, of course, a sea route to the Pacific Ocean through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America a through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

Stopping off in the Nunavut, the newest, largest, and most northerly territory of Canada, Dives was able to bring her artistry to film by depicting life in the area.

Here, we explore life in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago:

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Resolute Bay, Nunavut.

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Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.

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Max. Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.

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Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.

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The sun never sets.

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Catching Cod off the back of the ship.

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Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Nunavut.

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Elijah. Resolute Bay, Nunavut.

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Resolute Bay, Nunavut.

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Dem bones!!

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The waterfall was in here. Sophie Cove, Nunavut.

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Today we found a waterfall.

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Croker Bay, Nunavut.

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Alex on the glacier.

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