Dorchester Bay (Nunavut)

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Dorchester Bay
Location Foxe Basin
Coordinates 65°25′N 77°02′W / 65.41°N 77.04°W / 65.41; -77.04 (Dorchester Bay)Coordinates: 65°25′N 77°02′W / 65.41°N 77.04°W / 65.41; -77.04 (Dorchester Bay)
Basin countries Canada
Settlements Uninhabited

Dorchester Bay is an arm of the Foxe Basin in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located on the northern coast of Foxe Peninsula, in western Baffin Island. Its western entrance point is Cape Willoughby. The closest community is Cape Dorset, situated 140 km (87 mi) to the south,[1] while Nuwata, a former settlement, is situated 42 km (26 mi) to the west.

The bay is used by Inuit for seal hunting.[2]


  1. ^ "Dorchester Bay". travelingluck: Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ Milton Freeman Research Limited; Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (1976). Inuit Land Use and Occupancy Project: a report. 1 (Digitized Jan 24, 2008 ed.). Minister of Supply and Services Canada. p. 125. ISBN 0-660-00399-6.