Île Vanier

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Île Vanier
Île Vanier, Nunavut.
LocationNorthern Canada
Coordinates76°10′N 103°15′W / 76.167°N 103.250°W / 76.167; -103.250 (Île Vanier)Coordinates: 76°10′N 103°15′W / 76.167°N 103.250°W / 76.167; -103.250 (Île Vanier)
ArchipelagoQueen Elizabeth Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area1,126 km2 (435 sq mi)
Length53 km (32.9 mi)
Width35 km (21.7 mi)

Île Vanier is one of the Canadian arctic islands in Nunavut, Canada. Located at 76°10'N 103°15'W, it has an area of 1,126 km2 (435 sq mi). It has length of 53 kilometres (33 mi) and width of 35 kilometres (22 mi). To the north, across the Arnott Strait, is Cameron Island, and to the south, across the Pearse Strait, is Massey Island.

The first known sighting of the island was by Robert D. Aldrich in 1851,[1] but its insular nature wasn't proven until the 1950s.[citation needed]

Adam Range reaches elevations in excess of 220 meters.


  1. ^ Mills, William James (2003). Exploring polar frontiers: a historical encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781576074220.

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