This article does not cite any sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "Des Voeux Island" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (April 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Des Voeux Island
Des Voeux Island is located in Nunavut
Des Voeux Island
Des Voeux Island
Des Voeux Island is located in Canada
Des Voeux Island
Des Voeux Island
Geography
LocationNorthern Canada
Coordinates76°10′43″N 096°57′11″W / 76.17861°N 96.95306°W / 76.17861; -96.95306 (Des Voeux Island)Coordinates: 76°10′43″N 096°57′11″W / 76.17861°N 96.95306°W / 76.17861; -96.95306 (Des Voeux Island)
ArchipelagoQueen Elizabeth Islands
Arctic Archipelago
Administration
Canada
TerritoryNunavut
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Des Voeux Island is a member of the Queen Elizabeth Islands and the Arctic Archipelago in the territory of Nunavut. It is an irregularly shaped island located in the Queens Channel, closer to Bathurst Island than to Devon Island.

The island is named in honour of Sir George William Des Vœux, former Governor General of Newfoundland and Labrador and Governor of Hong Kong.

References