King William Island (Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, Arctic Canada)

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King William Island cruise port

Arctic - Antarctica


68.63556 N, -95.84972 W

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King William Island (previously named King William Land, Qikiqtaq) is located in the Nunavut's Kitikmeot Region, part of Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

  • The island has a total area of 13111 km2 (5062 ml2) ranking it the world's 61st largest and Canada's 15th largest island. Its highest elevation point is 137 m (449 ft). The population is around 1500 people, all of whom live in Gjoa Haven - the isle's only community.
  • King William Island is separated from Boothia Peninsula by Rae Strait to the east and James Ross Strait to the northeast. To the west is Victoria Strait, beyond it Victoria Island. Within Simpson Strait, to the south, is Todd Island; beyond it is Adelaide Peninsula. To the southwest lies Queen Maud Gulf.
  • The island is famous for its large population of caribou. While searching for the Northwest Passage, many polar explorers visited King William Island.

King William Island cruise terminal

Cruise ships to King William Island Canada dock (anchor) at Gjoa Haven - port town (and only settlement) on the southeastern coast.

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