Prince of Wales Island is one of the larger Canadian Arctic islands, located in Nunavut (country's northernmost territory). The island is located between Victoria Island and Somerset Island. This tundra-covered island covers a total area of approx 33,340 km2 (12,870 mi2), ranking it the world's 40th and Canada's 10th largest.
The list of "Canada top 10" largest islands (world rank in brackets) includes: Baffin Island (5), Victoria Island (8), Ellesmere Island (10), Newfoundland (16), Banks Island (24), Devon Island (27), Axel Heiberg Island (32), Melville Island (33), Southampton Island (34) and Prince of Wales Island (40). All of them (excepting Newfoundland - in Newfoundland-Labrador) are located in Nunavut-NWT.
There are no ports or permanent settlements. The coastline is irregular, featuring Ommanney Bay (west) and Browne Bay (east). The highest elevation point is 424 m (1390 ft), located in the northeastern part. Here it overlooks the Baring Channel, separating it from Russell Island.
Alaska's Prince of Wales Island was discovered by the Europeans in 1851, when it's northern half was mapped. The rest of the territory was mapped in 1859. This island's name honors Queen Victoria's son - Albert Edward (Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the Prince of Wales at the time), who in 1901 became King Edward VII (1841-1910).
This island has a namesake in the USA - Prince of Wales Island (Alaska).
Prince of Wales Island cruise terminal
Next is the islnad's map showing the names of all its capes and bays.
Port Prince of Wales Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Prince of Wales Island, Nunavut Canada. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|4 September, 2022|