Piling Bay

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Piling Bay
Location Foxe Basin
Coordinates 68°51′30″N 074°58′00″W / 68.85833°N 74.96667°W / 68.85833; -74.96667 (Piling Bay)Coordinates: 68°51′30″N 074°58′00″W / 68.85833°N 74.96667°W / 68.85833; -74.96667 (Piling Bay)
Basin countries Canada

Piling Bay is an uninhabited waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located on the west central coast of Baffin Island. An arm of the Foxe Basin, it contains many small, unnamed islands. Foley Island and North Tweedsmuir Island lie outside the mouth of the bay to the south/southwest.

Nearby is Angaku'habvik, the Inuit shaman's initiation site.


In 1911, the German ornithologist, Bernhard Hantzsch, explored the area of Piling Bay.[1]


  1. ^ Beals, Carlyle Smith (1968). Science, history and Hudson Bay 1 (Digitized Feb 19, 2009 ed.). Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources. p. 117.