List of Canadian islands by area

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Satellite image of Baffin Island, the largest island in Canada.

This is a list of Canadian islands, as ordered by area. It includes all islands with an area greater than 2,500 km²; (965 square miles).

Islands over 2,500 km²[edit]

Rank World Rank Island's Name Area (km²) Area (sq mi) Location Permanent Population (2001)
1 5 Baffin Island 507,451 195,928 Nunavut Nunavut 9,563
2 8 Victoria Island 217,291 83,897 Northwest Territories Northwest Territories, Nunavut Nunavut 1,707
3 10 Ellesmere Island 196,236 75,767 Nunavut Nunavut 168
4 16 Newfoundland 108,860 42,031 Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador 485,066
5 24 Banks Island 70,028 27,038 Northwest Territories Northwest Territories 114
6 27 Devon Island 55,247 21,331 Nunavut Nunavut 0
7 32 Axel Heiberg Island 43,178 16,671 Nunavut Nunavut 0
8 33 Melville Island 42,149 16,274 Northwest Territories Northwest Territories, Nunavut Nunavut 0
9 34 Southampton Island 41,214 15,913 Nunavut Nunavut 721
10 40 Prince of Wales Island 33,339 12,872 Nunavut Nunavut 0
11 43 Vancouver Island 31,285 12,079 British Columbia British Columbia 638,213
12 46 Somerset Island 24,786 9,570 Nunavut Nunavut 0
13 54 Bathurst Island 16,042 6,194 Nunavut Nunavut 0
14 55 Prince Patrick Island 15,848 6,119 Northwest Territories Northwest Territories 0
15 61 King William Island 13,111 5,062 Nunavut Nunavut 960
16 69 Ellef Ringnes Island 11,295 4,361 Nunavut Nunavut 0
17 72 Bylot Island 11,067 4,273 Nunavut Nunavut 0
18 77 Cape Breton Island 10,311 3,981 Nova Scotia Nova Scotia 140,893
19 78 Prince Charles Island 9,521 3,676 Nunavut Nunavut 0
20 90 Anticosti Island 7,941 3,066 Quebec Quebec 266
21 97 Cornwallis Island 6,995 2,701 Nunavut Nunavut 215
22 101 Graham Island 6,361 2,456 British Columbia British Columbia 4,475
23 104 Prince Edward Island 5,620 2,170 Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island 135,294
24 107 Coats Island 5,498 2,123 Nunavut Nunavut 0
25 111 Amund Ringnes Island 5,255 2,029 Nunavut Nunavut 0
26 116 Mackenzie King Island 5,048 1,949 Northwest Territories Northwest Territories, Nunavut Nunavut 0
27 127 Stefansson Island 4,463 1,723 Nunavut Nunavut 0
28 158 Mansel Island 3,180 1,228 Nunavut Nunavut 0
29 161 Akimiski Island 3,001 1,159 Nunavut Nunavut 0
30 170 Borden Island 2,794 1,079 Northwest Territories Northwest Territories, Nunavut Nunavut 0
31 172 Manitoulin Island 2,766 1,068 Ontario Ontario, it is the world's largest island in a freshwater lake 11,933
32 175 Moresby Island 2,608 1,007 British Columbia British Columbia 460

Islands between 1,000 km² and 2,500 km²[edit]

Island's Name Area Permanent Population (2001)
(km²) (sq mi)
Cornwall Island 2,358 910 0
Princess Royal Island 2,251 869 0
Richards Island 2,165 836  ?
René-Levasseur 2,020 780 0
Air Force Island 1,720 664 0
Eglinton Island 1,541 595 0
Flaherty Island 1,525 589  ?
Graham Island, Nunavut 1,378 532  ?
Pitt Island 1,375 531  ?
Nottingham Island 1,372 530  ?
Lougheed Island 1,308 505  ?
Byam Martin Island 1,150 444  ?
Wales Island 1,137 439  ?
Île Vanier 1,126 435  ?
Rowley Island 1,090 421 0
Cameron Island 1,059 409  ?
Resolution Island 1,015 392  ?

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