Alert is a small village located in the far north of the Nunavut region in Canada. In terms of remoteness, Alert is pretty high on the list, sitting just 500 miles below the North Pole. Due to its location, the village sees incredible extremes in the seasons, with 24 hours of daylight in the summer and 24 hours of darkness in the winter. Temperatures in the winter can drop as low as -40 degrees, making the village a very tough place to live. Alert is believed to have just five ‘year-round’ residents and is home to a Canadian radio receiving facility and weather monitoring station. It is believed to be the northernmost permanently inhabited place on earth, with the nearest village approximately 1,300 miles away and the nearest city over 2,000. That’s a long way to go if you run out of toilet paper!