Simpson Peninsula

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Simpson Peninsula is the north-pointing peninsula between Boothia Peninsula and Melville Peninsula

The Simpson Peninsula is a peninsula in the Gulf of Boothia in Canada's Nunavut territory. It is surrounded by waterways on three sides: Pelly Bay to the west, the Gulf of Boothia to the north, and Committee Bay to the east. Kugaaruk, a Netsilik Inuit hamlet, is located on its western coast.

It was explored by John Rae (explorer) in 1847 and named for Sir George Simpson.[1]


  1. ^ Houston, C.G. "John Rae" (PDF). Arctic. 78, 79. 

Coordinates: 68°45′N 089°10′W / 68.750°N 89.167°W / 68.750; -89.167 (Simpson Peninsula)