Sheer Islands

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Sheer Islands
Location Hudson Strait
Coordinates 62°42′N 69°35′W / 62.70°N 69.58°W / 62.70; -69.58 (Sheer Islands)Coordinates: 62°42′N 69°35′W / 62.70°N 69.58°W / 62.70; -69.58 (Sheer Islands)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

The Sheer Islands are Canadian arctic islands located in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. They are a Baffin Island offshore island group in Hudson Strait. The islands are situated approximately 1 mi (1.6 km) north of Cape Tanfield and form part of the north side of Itivirk Bay.

The group consists of:[1]

Kimmirut, Nunavut, an Inuit hamlet, is about 23.2 mi (37.3 km) to the northwest.[2]


  1. ^ "Sector 13 Hudson Strait" (PDF). p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 24, 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Sheer Islands, Nunavut, Canada". Retrieved 2009-02-17.