Spectacular photos of nature and life in the Canadian Arctic will be displayed at an exhibition in Hanoi on August 21, which is expected to bring the far-flung North Pole closer to Vietnamese people.

The event creates an excellent opportunity for Canada, the current Chair of the Arctic Council, to promote responsible Arctic resource development, safe Arctic shipping and sustainable circumpolar communities.

The opening of the exhibition, falling on the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Canada, is such a special way to celebrate this relationship, said Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Deborah Chatsis.

Photos at the “The Accessible Arctic” exhibition will reflect how the North Pole has always been at the heart of Canadian identity as the Arctic makes up over 40 percent of Canadian landmass and is home to over 100,000 Canadians.

Northerners, including indigenous groups, who make up 80 percent of the population in some regions, have brought a number of issues to global attention, namely the dangers and challenges posed by climate change, the need for sustainable economic development, and the significance of sharing experience and knowledge with circumpolar neighbours and the world.

The photos assembled and curated by the Canadian Museum of Nature together with Canadian Geographic Magazine will be on display until August 31.-VNA