Borden Island

Borden Island, 2794 km2, is one of the Queen Elizabeth group of islands in the High Arctic. Most of the island is part of the Northwest Territories; the easternmost part of the island is part of Nunavut.

Borden Island, 2794 km2, is one of the Queen Elizabeth group of islands in the High Arctic. Most of the island is part of the Northwest Territories; the easternmost part of the island is part of Nunavut. Discovered by Vilhjalmur Stefansson in 1916 during the Canadian Arctic Expedition, its northwest coast fronts on the Arctic Ocean. A generally low shoreline, cut by several streambeds, rises to a hilly interior. The island, named after Sir Robert Borden, prime minister 1911-20, is uninhabited.