One of the larger members of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Banks Island ( ) is situated in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The Canadian Arctic Archipelago, also known as just the Arctic Archipelago, is an Archipelago north of the Canadian mainland in the Arctic Inuvik, (place of man is a town in the Northwest Territories of Canada and is the administrative centre for the Inuvik Region. The Northwest Territories (ˌnɔrθˌwɛstˈtɛrɨtɔriz ( NWT or NT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) is a territory Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page It is separated from Victoria Island to its east by the Prince of Wales Strait and from the mainland by Amundsen Gulf to its south. Victoria Island is an island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and straddles the boundary between Nunavut and the Northwest Territories of Canada The Prince of Wales Strait is a Strait in the Northwest Territories of Canada separating Banks Island to the northwest from Victoria Island Amundsen Gulf (  is a gulf located in Canadian Northwest Territories, between Banks Island and Victoria Island and the mainland The Beaufort Sea lies to its west. To the northeast, McClure Strait separates the island from Prince Patrick Island and Melville Island. The McClure Strait (sometimes rendered M'Clure Strait) is a Strait on the edge of the Canadian Northwest Territories. A member of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Prince Patrick Island is the westernmost of the Queen Elizabeth Islands in the Northwest Territories of Melville Island is a vast uninhabited member of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Canada with an area of.
It was named "Banks Island" in 1820 by Sir William Parry in honour of Sir Joseph Banks. Sir Joseph Banks 1st Baronet, GCB, PRS (13 February 1743 &ndash 19 June 1820 was an English naturalist, botanist and patron of However, during the exploration of the area by Robert McClure (1850-1854) the island was marked on their maps as "Baring Island". Sir Robert John Le Mesurier McClure (or M'Clure) ( 28 January 1807 &ndash 17 October 1873) was a British Explorer
The only permanent Inuvialuit settlement on the island, Sachs Harbour or Ikhuak, lies on the southwest coast. The Inuvialuit (in Inuvialuktun: the real people are Inuit people who live in the western Canadian Arctic region Sachs Harbour is a hamlet located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Two federal Migratory Bird Sanctuaries were founded on the island in 1961. Migratory Bird Sanctuaries were created in Canada beginning in 1917 with the signing of the Migratory Birds Convention Act. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The island is treeless, with the tallest plant, the arctic willow, growing occasionally to about the height of a person's knee but usually standing no taller than 10 cm. Salix arctica ( Arctic Willow) is a tiny creeping Willow (family Salicaceae)
Banks Island covers an area 70,028 km² (27,038 sq mi) and it is the world's 24th largest island and Canada's fifth largest island. This is a list of Islands in the world ordered by area. It includes all islands with an area greater than 2500 km² (970 square miles This is a list of Canadian Islands as ordered by area. It includes all islands with an area greater than 2500 km²; (965 Square miles. It is approximately 380 km (236 mi) long, and at its widest point at the northern end, 290 km (180 mi) across. The highest point of the island is in the south, Nelson Head rising to about 610 m (2,001 ft). It is part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and had a population of 114 in 2001, all in Sachs Harbour. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Banks Island is home to two thirds the worlds population of lesser snow geese, who make their way across the Amundsen Gulf from the mainland. The Snow Goose ( Chen caerulescens) is a North American Species of Goose. Amundsen Gulf (  is a gulf located in Canadian Northwest Territories, between Banks Island and Victoria Island and the mainland There is an annual goose hunt in the spring out of Sachs Harbour. The island is part of the Tundra world biome, which has extremely cold winters. In physical Geography, tundra is an area where the Tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons A biome is a climatically and geographically defined area of ecologically similar climatic conditions such as communities of Plants Animals and The island is home to Barren-ground Caribou, polar bears, musk-oxen, and birds such as robins and swallows. Barren-ground Caribou ( Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus) are a Subspecies of caribou that are found mainly in the Canadian territories The polar bear ( Ursus maritimus) is a Bear native to the Arctic Ocean and its surrounding seas The muskox ( Ovibos moschatus) is an Arctic Mammal of the Bovidae family noted for its thick coat and for the strong odor emitted by males The American Robin, Turdus migratorius, is a migratory Songbird of the thrush family The swallows and martins are a group of Passerine Birds in the family Hirundinidae which are characterised by their adaptation to aerial
The Aulavik National Park of Canada, a fly-in park, protects approximately 12,274 km² (4,739 sq mi) of Arctic lowlands at the northern end of the island. Aulavik National Park is a National park located on Banks Island in the Northwest Territories of Canada. The park has the highest concentration of musk-oxen on earth, and is home to the endangered Peary Caribou. The Peary Caribou ( Rangifer tarandus pearyi) is a caribou Subspecies found in the high Arctic islands of Canada 's Nunavut The Thomsen River runs through the park, and is the northernmost navigable river (by canoe) in North America. Thomsen River, located in the Northwest Territories of Canada, is the northernmost usable River of the country A canoe is a small narrow Boat, typically human-powered though it may also be powered by sails or small electric or gas motors Ptarmigan and ravens are considered the only year-round birds in the park, although 43 different species make seasonal use of the area. This article deals with the European species named "Ptarmigan" known in North America as the Rock Ptarmigan Raven is the common name given to the largest species of Passerine Birds in the Genus Corvus.
The first Grizzly-polar bear hybrid found in the wild, was on Banks Island in April 2006 near Sachs Harbour. A Grizzly–polar bear hybrid is a rare Ursid hybrid that has occurred both Stories without links will be removed'. News stories must be in English Sachs Harbour is a hamlet located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada.