Queen Elizabeth Islands - Overview of The Islands

Overview of The Islands

According to the Atlas of Canada there are 34 larger and 2,092 smaller islands in the archipelago. With the exception of Ellesmere Island, they fall into two groups, the Sverdrup Islands and the Parry Islands:

Island sub-
group
Territory Peak Height
m
Height
ft
Area
km²
Area
sq mi
Rank
Canada
Rank
World
Coordinates
Alexander 02Parry NU average elevation 60–180 200–590 484 187 66 75°52′N 102°37′W / 75.867°N 102.617°W / 75.867; -102.617 (Alexander Island)
Amund Ringnes 27Sverdrup NU ridge 265 869 5,255 2,029 25 111 77°53′N 095°30′W / 77.883°N 95.5°W / 77.883; -95.5 (Amund Ringnes Island)
Axel Heiberg 28Sverdrup NU Outlook Peak 2,210 7,250 43,178 16,671 7 32 79°26′N 090°46′W / 79.433°N 90.767°W / 79.433; -90.767 (Axel Heiberg Island)
Baillie-Hamilton Island 03Parry NU 200 660 290 110 91 75°53′N 094°35′W / 75.883°N 94.583°W / 75.883; -94.583 (Baillie-Hamilton Island)
Bathurst 04Parry NU Stokes Mountain 412 1,352 16,042 6,194 13 54 75°46′N 099°47′W / 75.767°N 99.783°W / 75.767; -99.783 (Bathurst Island)
Borden 05Parry NU/NT 150 490 2,794 1,079 30 170 78°33′N 111°10′W / 78.55°N 111.167°W / 78.55; -111.167 (Borden Island)
Brock 06Parry NT 67 220 764 295 58 383 77°51′N 114°27′W / 77.85°N 114.45°W / 77.85; -114.45 (Brock Island)
Buckingham Island 07Parry NU Mount Windsor 150 490 137 53 137 77°12′N 091°00′W / 77.2°N 91°W / 77.2; -91 (Buckingham Island)
Byam Martin 08Parry NU 153 502 1,150 440 42 294 75°12′N 104°17′W / 75.2°N 104.283°W / 75.2; -104.283 (Byam Martin Island)
Cameron 09Parry NU Mount Wilmot 1,059 409 46 312 77°48′N 101°51′W / 77.8°N 101.85°W / 77.8; -101.85 (Cameron Island)
Coburg Island 10Parry NU 800 2,600 411 159 83 75°57′N 079°18′W / 75.95°N 79.3°W / 75.95; -79.3 (Coburg Island)
Cornwall 29Sverdrup NU McLeod Peak 400 1,300 2,358 910 31 184 77°37′N 094°52′W / 77.617°N 94.867°W / 77.617; -94.867 (Cornwall Island)
Cornwallis 11Parry NU 343 1,125 6,995 2,701 21 96 75°05′N 095°00′W / 75.083°N 95°W / 75.083; -95 (Cornwallis Island)
Devon 12Parry NU Devon Ice Cap 1,920 6,300 55,247 21,331 6 27 75°08′N 087°51′W / 75.133°N 87.85°W / 75.133; -87.85 (Devon Island)
Eglinton 13Parry NT 200 660 1,541 595 36 249 75°46′N 118°27′W / 75.767°N 118.45°W / 75.767; -118.45 (Eglinton Island)
Ellef Ringnes 30Sverdrup NU Isachsen Dome 260 850 11,295 4,361 16 69 78°37′N 101°56′W / 78.617°N 101.933°W / 78.617; -101.933 (Ellef Ringnes Island)
Ellesmere 01 NU Barbeau Peak 2,616 8,583 196,236 75,767 3 10 80°10′N 079°05′W / 80.167°N 79.083°W / 80.167; -79.083 (Ellesmere Island)
Emerald Isle 14Parry NT 150 490 549 212 63 466 76°48′N 114°07′W / 76.8°N 114.117°W / 76.8; -114.117 (Emerald Isle)
Graham 31Sverdrup NU 175 574 1,378 532 38 265 77°26′N 090°30′W / 77.433°N 90.5°W / 77.433; -90.5 (Graham Island)
Griffith Island 15Parry NU 189 73 110 74°35′N 095°30′W / 74.583°N 95.5°W / 74.583; -95.5 (Griffith Island)
Helena Island 16Parry NU average in southern hills 220 720 327 126 85 76°40′N 101°00′W / 76.667°N 101°W / 76.667; -101 (Helena Island)
Hoved Island 17Parry NU 158 61 125 77°32′N 085°09′W / 77.533°N 85.15°W / 77.533; -85.15 (Hoved Island)
Ile Vanier !Île Vanier 18Parry NU 200 660 1,126 435 44 298 76°10′N 103°15′W / 76.167°N 103.25°W / 76.167; -103.25 (Île Vanier)
King Christian 32Sverdrup NU King Christian Mountain 165 541 645 249 60 420 77°45′N 102°00′W / 77.75°N 102°W / 77.75; -102 (King Christian Island)
Little Cornwallis Island 19Parry NU 412 159 75 75°30′N 096°30′W / 75.5°N 96.5°W / 75.5; -96.5 (Little Cornwallis Island)
Lougheed 20Parry NU 60–110 200–360 1,308 505 41 273 77°24′N 105°15′W / 77.4°N 105.25°W / 77.4; -105.25 (Lougheed Island)
Lowther Island 21Parry NU raised beach 106.5 349 145 56 133 74°33′N 097°30′W / 74.55°N 97.5°W / 74.55; -97.5 (Lowther Island)
Mackenzie King 22Parry NU/NT Castel Butte 300 980 5,048 1,949 26 115 77°43′N 111°57′W / 77.717°N 111.95°W / 77.717; -111.95 (Mackenzie King Island)
Massey 23Parry NU 210 690 432 167 71 75°59′N 102°58′W / 75.983°N 102.967°W / 75.983; -102.967 (Massey Island)
Meighen 33Sverdrup NU 260 850 955 369 50 337 79°59′N 099°30′W / 79.983°N 99.5°W / 79.983; -99.5 (Meighen Island)
Melville 24Parry NU/NT 776 2,546 42,149 16,274 8 33 75°30′N 111°30′W / 75.5°N 111.5°W / 75.5; -111.5 (Melville Island)
North Kent 25Parry NU 600 2,000 590 230 62 453 76°40′N 090°15′W / 76.667°N 90.25°W / 76.667; -90.25 (North Kent Island)
Prince Patrick 26Parry NT 279 915 15,848 6,119 14 55 76°45′N 119°30′W / 76.75°N 119.5°W / 76.75; -119.5 (Prince Patrick Island)
Stor Island 34Sverdrup NU 500 1,600 313 121 87 78°59′N 085°50′W / 78.983°N 85.833°W / 78.983; -85.833 (Stor Island)
remaining 2,092 islands NU/NT 2,321 896 ... ...
Queen Elizabeth NU/NT Barbeau Peak 2,616 8,583 419,061 161,800 ... ... 78°05′N 095°10′W / 78.083°N 95.167°W / 78.083; -95.167 (Queen Elizabeth Islands)Coordinates: 78°05′N 095°10′W / 78.083°N 95.167°W / 78.083; -95.167 (Queen Elizabeth Islands)

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