Cape Pembroke (Nunavut)

Cape Pembroke is an uninhabited headland at the northeastern tip of Coats Island in northern Hudson Bay within the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada.


The habitat is characterized by a small, elevated outcrop of Precambrian gneiss and rocky uplands rising to an elevation of 215 m (705 ft) above sea level. It is 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi) in size.


The cape is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU005) and a Key Migratory Bird Habitat Site.


Notable bird species include thick-billed murre, black guillemots, peregrine falcon, glaucous gull,[1] and common eider.[2]

Walrus frequent the area.[2]


It was discovered in 1612 and named by Sir Thomas Button,[3] a Welsh officer of the Royal Navy.


  1. ^ "Coats Island/Cape Pembroke". Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  2. ^ a b Gaston, Anthony J.; Henri Ouellet (June 1997). "Birds and mammals of Coats Island". Arctic. 50 (2): 3. doi:10.14430/arctic1094.
  3. ^ Barrow, John (1818). A chronological history of voyages into the Arctic regions: undertaken chiefly for the purpose of discovering a north-east, north-west, or polar passage between the Atlantic and Pacific ... (Digitized June 25, 2007 ed.). London: J. Murray. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-7153-4951-9.

Coordinates: 62°55′59″N 081°55′00″W / 62.93306°N 81.91667°W / 62.93306; -81.91667 (Cape Pembroke)