Tasiujaq (Foxe Basin)


Tasiujaq is located in Nunavut
LocationFoxe Basin
Coordinates69°55′22″N 080°32′00″W / 69.92278°N 80.53333°W / 69.92278; -80.53333Coordinates: 69°55′22″N 080°32′00″W / 69.92278°N 80.53333°W / 69.92278; -80.53333
Basin countriesCanada

Tasiujaq (Inuktitut syllabics: ᑕᓯᐅᔭᖅ[1]) formerly Murray Maxwell Bay[2] is an uninhabited waterway in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in the Foxe Basin, north of Baffin Island's Siorarsuk Peninsula. Kapuiviit lies at the opening of the bay.

Before the bay was fully explored, it was named "Murray Maxwell Inlet", in honour of Captain Sir Murray Maxwell, by Lieutenant Henry Parkyns Hoppner who observed the waterway while sailing with Sir William Edward Parry on his second Arctic voyage of 1821.[3]


The area is frequented by bowhead whales.[4]


  1. ^ Tasiujaq
  2. ^ Tasiujaq (Formerly Murray Maxwell Bay)
  3. ^ Parry, William Edward (1828). Journals of the first, second and third voyages for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. London: Oxford University. pp. 252. ISBN 0-665-40396-8. murray maxwell parry.
  4. ^ Hay, Keith (March 2000). "Final Report of the Inuit Bowhead Knowledge Study" (PDF). nwmb.com. p. 29. Archived from the original on March 24, 2006. Retrieved 2008-10-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)