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Queen Elizabeth Islands

Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointBarbeau Peak (2616 m/8583 ft)
CountriesCanada
States/ProvincesNunavut (88%), Northwest Territories (12%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area427,560 sq km / 165,081 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent968 km / 601 mi North-South
1,341 km / 833 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long79° 37' N; 76° 33' W
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Map of Queen Elizabeth Islands
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Queen Elizabeth Islands.
North America Arctic IslandsLevel 2 (Parent)
         Queen Elizabeth IslandsLevel 3
                 Parry IslandsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Central Queen Elizabeth IslandsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Princess Margaret MountainsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Ellesmere IslandLevel 4 (Child)
                 Devon IslandLevel 4 (Child)
         South Canadian Arctic IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Baffin IslandLevel 3 (Sibling)
         GreenlandLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Queen Elizabeth Islands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Barbeau Peak26168583Ellesmere Island
2.Resolute2520+8268+Ellesmere Island
3.Mount Whisler25008202Ellesmere Island
4.Griper2480+8136+Ellesmere Island
5.Victory2440+8005+Ellesmere Island
6.Fury2400+7874+Ellesmere Island
7.South Ellesmere Ice Cap High Point23477700Ellesmere Island
8.Lady Franklin2320+7612+Ellesmere Island
9.Mount Vanier23007546Ellesmere Island
10.Pioneer2240+7349+Ellesmere Island
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Barbeau Peak26168583Ellesmere Island
2.Outlook Peak22107251Princess Margaret Mountains
3.Devon Ice Cap1890+6200+Devon Island
4.Melville Island High Point7622500Parry Islands
5.Stokes Mountain4121351Central Queen Elizabeth Islands



Photos of Peaks in the Queen Elizabeth Islands

Barbeau Peak

The broad north summit ridge of Barbeau Peak (1998-06-15).
Peak 1960

Approaching the unnamed Peak 6400, near Barbeau Peak on the Ellesmere Island icecap (1998-06).
Highpointer Peak

The summit ridge of Highpointers Peak (unofficial name), Ellesmere Island, Canada (1998-06).



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