Foxe Channel (65°N 80°W / 65°N 80°W / 65; -80 (Foxe Channel)[1]), formerly Fox Channel[2] is an area of sea in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It separates the Foxe Basin (to the north) from Hudson Bay and the Hudson Strait (to the south). To the west and south-west is Southampton Island, to the east is Baffin Island, and to the north-west is the Melville Peninsula.

Foxe Channel is located in Baffin Island
Foxe Channel
Foxe Channel
Foxe Channel near Baffin Island

The channel takes its name from the English explorer Luke Foxe who reached it in 1631.

References edit

  1. ^ "Foxe Channel". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada.
  2. ^ "Foxe Channel (Formerly Fox Channel)". Retrieved 2 September 2023.