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South Canadian Arctic Islands

Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointDurham Heights (724 m/2375 ft)
CountriesCanada
States/ProvincesNunavut (72%), Northwest Territories (29%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area538,533 sq km / 207,928 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,443 km / 896 mi North-South
2,186 km / 1,359 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long70° 55' N; 109° 59' W
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Map of South Canadian Arctic Islands
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the South Canadian Arctic Islands.
North America Arctic IslandsLevel 2 (Parent)
         Queen Elizabeth IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         South Canadian Arctic IslandsLevel 3
                 Banks IslandLevel 4 (Child)
                 Victoria IslandLevel 4 (Child)
                 Peel Sound AreaLevel 4 (Child)
                 Foxe BasinLevel 4 (Child)
         Baffin IslandLevel 3 (Sibling)
         GreenlandLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the South Canadian Arctic Islands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Durham Heights7242375Banks Island
2.Victoria Island High Point650+2133+Victoria Island
3.Mathiassen Mountain6252051Foxe Basin
4.Creswell Peak4891604Peel Sound Area
5.Somerset Island Peak 4884881601Peel Sound Area
6.Aulavik National Park High Point460+1509+Banks Island
7.Hardy Dome4241391Peel Sound Area
8.Mount Minto213+700+Foxe Basin
9.The Points183+600+Foxe Basin
10.Green Cabin Peak159522Banks Island
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Durham Heights7242375Banks Island
2.Victoria Island High Point650+2133+Victoria Island
3.Mathiassen Mountain6252051Foxe Basin
4.Creswell Peak4891604Peel Sound Area



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