Albert Edward Bay

Summary

Albert Edward Bay
Albert Edward Bay is located in Nunavut
Albert Edward Bay
Albert Edward Bay
Location in Nunavut
LocationEastern Victoria Island
Coordinates69°34′N 103°10′W / 69.567°N 103.167°W / 69.567; -103.167 (Albert Edward Bay)Coordinates: 69°34′N 103°10′W / 69.567°N 103.167°W / 69.567; -103.167 (Albert Edward Bay)
River sourcesEkalluk River
Basin countriesCanada
SettlementsUninhabited

Albert Edward Bay is a bay on the southeast side of Victoria Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. It faces Victoria Strait to the east. There are several islands in the bay, the largest of which is Admiralty Island at its mouth. Its north side is the Collinson Peninsula.

It is part of the Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, Canada and is named in honour of King Edward VII. The first European to see it was John Rae in 1851, followed by some of Richard Collinson's men two years later. It is the ancestral home of the Ekalluktogmiut[1] group of Copper Inuit who lived along the Ekalluk River.

References

  1. ^ Stefansson, Vilhjalmur (1914). The Stefánsson-Anderson Arctic Expedition of the American Museum: Preliminary Ethnological Report. New York: The Trustees of the American Museum. pp. 30–31. OCLC 13626409.