Bowman Bay (Nunavut)


Bowman Bay
Bowman Bay is located in Nunavut
Bowman Bay
Bowman Bay
LocationFoxe Basin
Coordinates65°33′N 073°40′W / 65.550°N 73.667°W / 65.550; -73.667 (Bowman Bay)Coordinates: 65°33′N 073°40′W / 65.550°N 73.667°W / 65.550; -73.667 (Bowman Bay)
Basin countriesCanada

Bowman Bay is an Arctic waterway in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in the Foxe Basin by northeastern Foxe Peninsula off Baffin Island. The closest community is Cape Dorset, situated 204 km (127 mi) to the south,[1] while Nuwata, a former settlement, is situated to the west.


During ornithologist J. Dewey Soper's 1928–31 Arctic expedition, he located the blue goose (C. c. caerulescens) nesting grounds on Bluegoose Plain by Bowman Bay.[2]


The Bowman Bay Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1957. The Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary stretches from Bowman Bay to the Koukdjuak River.


  1. ^ "Bowman Bay". travelingluck: Retrieved 2009-09-28.
  2. ^ Harvey K. Nelson (1952). "Hybridization of Canada Geese with Blue Geese in the Wild". Auk. 69 (4): 425–428. doi:10.2307/4081022.