Prince Albert Sound

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Prince Albert Sound
Prince Albert Sound is located in Northwest Territories
Prince Albert Sound
Prince Albert Sound
Location in the Northwest Territories
Location Victoria Island
Coordinates 70°30′N 115°00′W / 70.500°N 115.000°W / 70.500; -115.000Coordinates: 70°30′N 115°00′W / 70.500°N 115.000°W / 70.500; -115.000
Ocean/sea sources Amundsen Gulf
Basin countries Northwest Territories, Canada
Max. length 277 km (172 mi)
Max. width 64 km (40 mi)

Prince Albert Sound (Inuit: Kangiryuak)[1] is a Northern Canadian body of water located in the Inuvik Region of southwestern Victoria Island, Northwest Territories. It is an inlet of Amundsen Gulf. The sound separates the Wollaston Peninsula from the island’s central areas. On 14 May 1851, some of Robert McClure's men reached its north side. Ten days later, John Rae (explorer) reached its south side, but the two groups had no contact.

Prince Albert Sound is 172 mi (277 km) long and 40 mi (64 km) wide.[2]

Map showing the Prince Albert Sound and Minto Inlet.


  1. ^ Critical Inuit studies: an anthology of contemporary Arctic ethnography. University of Nebraska Press, 2006
  2. ^ "Prince Albert Sound". 2000. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. Retrieved 2008-08-25.