The Canadian Arctic
is a vast region of northern Canada
. Technically the term covers that portion of Canada north of the Arctic Circle
; a more practical definition is that portion north of the tree line, a definition that includes the country's geographical centre. Canada claims that its territory extends all the way north to the North Pole
, although this claim is not recognized by other countries, particularly the United States.
A political definition consists in Canada's three territories: Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.