A demonstration of igloo-building in Canada's Far North, showing how the site is selected and how blocks of snow are used to make a snug shelter in only an hour and a half. As the camera follows each stage, the commentary explains the process.
Douglas Earl Wilkinson was born on October 26, 1919 in Toronto. From 1959 until his retirement in 1987 he worked as a freelance writer, filmmaker and photographer. He wrote a number of books that were based upon his experiences in the north including The Land of the Long Day, Sons of the Arctic, The Arctic Coast and Arctic Fever.