Into the Arctic

Paintings of Canada’s Changing North

By (artist): Cory Trépanier
ISBN 9781771603423
Hardcover | Publication Date: September 28, 2021
Book Dimensions: 11.72 in. x 10.75 in.
296 Pages

About the Book

With commentaries by Todd Wilkinson; Billy Arnaquq; Manitoba Senator Patricia Bovey, FRSA, FCMA; Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; Wade Davis; Robert Bateman; John Geiger; and others, this impressive volume highlights over a decade of awe-inspiring oil paintings of the Canadian Arctic by renowned landscape artist, Cory Trépanier.

With a backpack full of painting, filming and camping gear, Cory Trépanier traversed more than 40,000 kilometres through six Arctic national parks and 16 Arctic communities—and exploring many more places in between—in a biosphere so remote and untouched that most of its vast landscape had never been painted before.

Into the Arctic represents the most ambitious body of artwork ever dedicated to the Canadian Arctic. Featuring vivid and unforgettable imagery together with engaging essays that will inspire and educate, this collection enables readers to experience Cory’s evocative and authentic vision of a land that few have had the opportunity to even visit, let alone preserve on canvas. This is a place where remoteness no longer offers the protection it once did from an uncertain future that will impact us all.

About the Author(s)

Cory Trépanier's art has been featured in media around the globe, and his film documentaries have been broadcast internationally. Canadian Geographic Magazine named Trépanier one of Canada's Top 100 Living Explorers. He is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and a member of The Explorers Club, which presented him with its highest award, the Stefansson Medal. Through his unique vision, expressed through art, films, public speaking, and online media, Cory hopes to inspire others with our planet’s natural wonders. He lives in Caledon, Ontario.

Prince Albert II of Monaco has long been dedicated to the protection of the environment and focuses on fighting climate change, promoting renewable energy, combating the loss of biodiversity, and preserving water resources through his Prince Albert II Foundation. He has also participated in research expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, thus becoming the first head of state to reach both poles. He is a member of the Ocean Elders group and serves on the Advisory Committee for Students on Ice.


“Like some of the great figures in polar exploration history, Cory Trépanier combines the courage and adventurousness of an explorer with the exacting skill and powerful creative vision of an artist.” —John Geiger, chief executive officer, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

“Cory Trépanier’s art is stunning. The pieces are absolutely incredible … It’s a wonderful showcase for the beauty of this country.” —Marci Ien, Canada AM

“An artist can encounter tough obstacles when putting brush to canvas. But plein air painter Cory Trépanier’s challenges rise to another level altogether. The resulting works are as immediate and breathtaking as nature itself.” —Audrey Overstreet, The Spokesman–Review

“The paintings have a historical feel. Looking at them, one’s mind drifts easily to the early artists who documented the unfolding colonial project across Canada’s southern reaches.” -Galleries West

“There’s something interesting about a man able to channel both the adrenaline rush of wilderness adventure and the patient focus of a representational painter.” – Galleries West