Pelly Bay


Pelly Bay
Pelly Bay is located in Nunavut
Pelly Bay
Pelly Bay
Location in Nunavut
LocationGulf of Boothia
Coordinates68°53′N 90°5′W / 68.883°N 90.083°W / 68.883; -90.083 (Pelly Bay)Coordinates: 68°53′N 90°5′W / 68.883°N 90.083°W / 68.883; -90.083 (Pelly Bay)
Basin countriesCanada

Pelly Bay is an Arctic waterway in Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in the Gulf of Boothia. To the east, it is bounded by the Simpson Peninsula. Helen Island lies in the bay.[1] Pelly Bay is named after Sir John Pelly, governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, that managed the British colony of Rupert's Land, that Pelly Bay was located within when it was named.[2]

The settlement of Kugaaruk is located on the bay's eastern shore. Until 1999, Kugaaruk was also known as Pelly Bay.


  1. ^ "Pelly Bay". Mapcarta. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Kugaaruk". Above & Beyond. 28 June 2019.