Prince of Wales Island, Nunavut, 33 339 km2, is the eighth-largest island in the Arctic Archipelago. Composed almost entirely of sedimentary bedrock formations, its northern part is hilly, reaching up to 415 m; the rest is gently undulating. The vegetation is sparse polar desert and semidesert, but well-vegetated broad valleys occur, especially in the east. Muskoxen are common, mainly in the northeast. Peary caribou are also common, especially in the north. The shores of the island were explored during the Franklin search expeditions in 1851 under Captain T.H. Austin and in 1852 under William Kennedy.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Zoltai, S.C.. "Prince of Wales Island". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 08 June 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/prince-of-wales-island. Accessed 28 September 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Zoltai, S. (2015). Prince of Wales Island. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/prince-of-wales-island
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Zoltai, S.C.. "Prince of Wales Island." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited June 08, 2015.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Prince of Wales Island," by S.C. Zoltai, Accessed September 28, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/prince-of-wales-island
Prince of Wales Island
Article by S.C. Zoltai
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited June 8, 2015