Hadley Bay

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Hadley Bay
Location Viscount Melville Sound
Coordinates 72°30′N 108°30′W / 72.500°N 108.500°W / 72.500; -108.500 (Hadley Bay)Coordinates: 72°30′N 108°30′W / 72.500°N 108.500°W / 72.500; -108.500 (Hadley Bay)
River sources Nanook River
Basin countries Canada
Settlements Uninhabited

Hadley Bay (/ˈhædl/, HAD-lee)[1] is an Arctic waterway in the Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in western Viscount Melville Sound, by northern Victoria Island. It is east of Wynniatt Bay, and 250 km (160 mi) north of the community of Cambridge Bay.


The Nanook River flows north into Hadley Bay.[2] The bay has several unnamed islands within it.


Its recent history has included mining exploration.[3]


  1. ^ "Hadley". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Hodgins, Bruce W.; Gwyneth Hoyle (1994). Canoeing north into the unknown: a record of river travel, 1874 to 1974. Dundurn Press Ltd. p. 253. ISBN 0-920474-93-4. 
  3. ^ INAC Nunavut Regional Office. "Exploration and Mining in Nunavut (January - August 2002)". Nunavut Rocks. ainc-inac.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2006-02-06. Retrieved 2008-10-07.