Photostory # 60: Number One Canadian the Nation's Busiest Man
National Film Board of Canada
June 29, 1956
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
On his recent trip through the Arctic, Canada's first native-born Governor-General became the first' head of state to fly over the North Pole. He talked to Eskimos, trappers, traders, missionaries, doctors, servicemen; ate frozen caribou, rode behind huskies, fished (without luck) for char. His trip drew attention to the north, reinforced Canadian sovereignty and made isolated communities feel that they were not forgotten.