Bartlett Bay

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Bartlett Bay
LocationNares Strait
Coordinates79°10′07″N 074°44′47″W / 79.16861°N 74.74639°W / 79.16861; -74.74639 (Bartlett Bay)Coordinates: 79°10′07″N 074°44′47″W / 79.16861°N 74.74639°W / 79.16861; -74.74639 (Bartlett Bay)
Basin countriesCanada

Bartlett Bay is an Arctic waterway in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is in Nares Strait off eastern Ellesmere Island, off the Bache Peninsula. Victoria Head marks the northern tip of its mouth.

It is named in honor of Captain Robert Bartlett, a Newfoundland navigator and Arctic explorer.


The Bartlett Bay Lowland, encompassing an area of approximately 50 km2 (19 sq mi), is composed of mesic habitat and wet meadows.[1]


Muskox frequent the area.[1]


  1. ^ a b Henry, G.; B. Freedman; J. Svoboda (March 1986). "Survey of Vegetated Areas and Muskox Populations in East-Central Ellesmere Island" (PDF). Arctic. ucalgary.ca. 39 (1): 80. doi:10.14430/arctic2050.