List of Canadian islands by area

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This is a list of Canadian islands, as ordered by area. It includes all islands with an area greater than 1,000 km2 (390 sq mi).

Islands over 1,000 km²[edit]

Rank World rank Island's name Area (km²) Area (sq mi) Location Permanent population (2016) Notes References
1 5 Baffin Island 507,451 195,928 Nunavut 13,148 Population does not include Cape Dorset and Qikiqtarjuaq. Both lie on small islands just off the coast of Baffin Island. [1][2]
2 8 Victoria Island 217,291 83,897 Northwest Territories, Nunavut 2,162 Contains the world's largest island within an island within an island. [1][2][3][4]
3 10 Ellesmere Island 196,236 75,767 Nunavut 191 Population includes Grise Fiord, Alert and Eurka. [1][2]
4 16 Newfoundland 108,860 42,030 Newfoundland and Labrador 492,519 Population obtained by subtracting the population of Labrador from the total population. [1][5][6]
5 24 Banks Island 70,028 27,038 Northwest Territories 113 [1][3]
6 27 Devon Island 55,247 21,331 Nunavut 0 The largest uninhabited island on Earth. [1]
7 32 Axel Heiberg Island 43,178 16,671 Nunavut 0 [1]
8 33 Melville Island 42,149 16,274 Northwest Territories, Nunavut 0 [1]
9 34 Southampton Island 41,214 15,913 Nunavut 891 [1][2]
10 40 Prince of Wales Island 33,339 12,872 Nunavut 0 [1]
11 43 Vancouver Island 31,285 12,079 British Columbia 813,543 [1][7]
12 46 Somerset Island 24,786 9,570 Nunavut 0 Site of Fort Ross, Nunavut, last trading post established by the Hudson's Bay Company. [1]
13 54 Bathurst Island 16,042 6,194 Nunavut 0 Site of Brooman Point Village, a Dorset, Paleo-Eskimo and Thule village. [1]
14 55 Prince Patrick Island 15,848 6,119 Northwest Territories 0 Home of the now abandoned Mould Bay Weather Station. [1]
15 61 King William Island 13,111 5,062 Nunavut 1,324 John Franklin abandoned his ships in the area. [1][2]
16 69 Ellef Ringnes Island 11,295 4,361 Nunavut 0 Home of Isachsen, a formerly manned weather station, but now an Automated Surface Observing System [1]
17 72 Bylot Island 11,067 4,273 Nunavut 0 Although uninhabited Inuit from Pond Inlet travel to the island. [1]
18 77 Cape Breton Island 10,311 3,981 Nova Scotia 132,010 [1][8]
19 78 Prince Charles Island 9,521 3,676 Nunavut 0 [1][2]
20 90 Anticosti Island 7,941 3,066 Quebec 218 [1][9]
21 97 Cornwallis Island 6,995 2,701 Nunavut 198 [1][2]
22 101 Graham Island 6,361 2,456 British Columbia 4,475 [1]
23 104 Prince Edward Island 5,620 2,170 Prince Edward Island 142,907 [1][10]
24 107 Coats Island 5,498 2,123 Nunavut 0 The last home of the Sadlermiut people. [1]
25 111 Amund Ringnes Island 5,255 2,029 Nunavut 0 [1]
26 116 Mackenzie King Island 5,048 1,949 Northwest Territories, Nunavut 0 [1]
27 127 Stefansson Island 4,463 1,723 Nunavut 0 [1]
28 158 Mansel Island 3,180 1,230 Nunavut 0 [1]
29 161 Akimiski Island 3,001 1,159 Nunavut 0 Part of the Attawapiskat First Nation's traditional territory [1]
30 170 Borden Island 2,794 1,079 Northwest Territories, Nunavut 0 [1]
31 172 Manitoulin Island 2,766 1,068 Ontario 13,255 World's largest lake island. [11][12]
32 175 Moresby Island 2,608 1,007 British Columbia 296 [1][13]
33 188 Cornwall Island 2,358 910 Nunavut 0 [1]
34 192 Princess Royal Island 2,251 869 British Columbia 0 [1]
35 197 Richards Island 2,165 836 Northwest Territories 0 [1]
36 209 René-Levasseur Island 2,020 780 Quebec 0 World's second largest lake island. [11]
37 228 Air Force Island 1,720 660 Nunavut 0 First written record of the island's existence was in 1948. [1]
38 250 Flaherty Island 1,585 612 Nunavut 882 The largest of the Belcher Islands and the site of the southernmost community in Nunavut. [1][3]
39 245 Eglinton Island 1,541 595 Northwest Territories 0 [1]
40 269 Graham Island 1,378 532 Nunavut 0 [1]
41 270 Pitt Island 1,375 531 British Columbia 0 [1]
42 272 Nottingham Island 1,372 530 Nunavut 0 The island became uninhabited in October 1970 [1]
43 277 Lougheed Island 1,308 505 Nunavut 0 [1]
44 298 Byam Martin Island 1,150 440 Nunavut 0 [1]
45 301 Wales Island 1,137 439 Nunavut 0 [1]
46 302 Île Vanier 1,126 435 Nunavut 0 [1]
47 308 Rowley Island 1,090 420 Nunavut 0 Site of an unmanned Distant Early Warning Line base, called FOX-1 at 69°04′01″N 079°03′54″W / 69.06694°N 79.06500°W / 69.06694; -79.06500, and an Automated Surface Observing System. [1]
48 311 Cameron Island 1,059 409 Nunavut 0 From 1985 to 1996 the double-hulled tanker M.V.Arctic shipped the light crude from Bent Horn in the south-west of the island to Montreal [1]
49 319 Resolution Island 1,015 392 Nunavut 0 Site of CFS Resolution Island. [1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au "Atlas of Canada - Sea Islands". Atlas.nrcan.gc.ca. 2009-08-12. Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Nunavut)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Northwest Territories)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  4. ^ Wolchover, Natalie (January 24, 2012). "World's Largest Island-in-a-lake-on-an-island-in-a-lake-on-an-island Seen on Google Earth". LiveScience. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Newfoundland and Labrador)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  6. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census Labrador [Federal electoral district], Newfoundland and Labrador and Newfoundland and Labrador [Province] (Labrador)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  7. ^ "Sub-provincial Population Estimates". BC Stats. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  8. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census Cape Breton [Economic region], Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia [Province] (Cape Breton)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  9. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census L'Île-d'Anticosti, Municipalité [Census subdivision], Quebec and Minganie--Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent, Census division [Census division], Quebec (L'Île-d'Anticosti)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  10. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census Prince Edward Island [Province] and Canada [Country] (Prince Edward Island)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  11. ^ a b "Joshua Calder's World Island Info - Largest Lake Islands of the World". Worldislandinfo.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  12. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census Manitoulin, District [Census division], Ontario and Ontario [Province] (Manitoulin Island)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  13. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census Sandspit, Unincorporated place [Designated place], British Columbia and British Columbia [Province] (Sandspit)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2018-08-08.

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