Hat Island (Victoria Strait)

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Hat Island
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 68°19′N 100°07′W / 68.317°N 100.117°W / 68.317; -100.117 (Hat Island)Coordinates: 68°19′N 100°07′W / 68.317°N 100.117°W / 68.317; -100.117 (Hat Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Kitikmeot Region
Population uninhabited

Hat Island is a small (about 4 × 8 km) uninhabited island located in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. The island is situated in Victoria Strait (Queen Maud Gulf) approximately 110 km (68 mi) southeast of Victoria Island and 80 km (50 mi) southwest of King William Island. The Requisite Channel separates Hat Island from Amundsen Island, the larger of the Nordenskiöld Islands.

Hat Island (CAM-B) is a former Distant Early Warning Line and current North Warning System sites[1] The Canadian government's Contaminated Sites directorate has determined Hat Island to be a contaminated site in need of future remediation.[2]

Another, smaller Hat Island is also in Nunavut.


  1. ^ The DEW LINE Sites in Canada, Alaska & Greenland
  2. ^ "Contaminated Sites". ainc-inac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 

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