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District of Mackenzie

The District of Mackenzie was a regional administrative district of Canadas Northwest Territories. The district consisted of the portion of the Northwest Territories directly north of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan on Canadas mainlan ...

                                               

Dolphin and Union Strait

Dolphin and Union Strait lies in both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Canada, between the mainland and Victoria Island. It links Amundsen Gulf, lying to the northwest, with Coronation Gulf, lying to the southeast. The southeastern end of t ...

                                               

Eglinton Island

Eglinton Island an uninhabited island of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Eglinton is one of the Queen Elizabeth Islands. Located at 75°48N 118°30W, it measures 1.541 km 2 in size, 73 kilometres long and 44 ki ...

                                               

Franklin Bay

Franklin Bay is a large inlet in the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is a southern arm of the Amundsen Gulf, southeastern Beaufort Sea. The bay measures 48 kilometres long, and 40 kilometres wide at its mouth. The Parry Peninsula is to the east ...

                                               

Hecla and Griper Bay

Hecla and Griper Bay is an Arctic waterway. Located in the Hazen Strait, it is a large inlet in the north of Melville Island, Canada. It is split between the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The bay takes its name from Arctic explorer William E ...

                                               

Hottah Lake

On 8 November 1972, a medical evacuation aircraft piloted by Marten Hartwell crashed on a hillside near the lake. Hartwell broke both legs while the nurse, Judy Hill, and a pregnant Inuk woman named Neemee Nulliayok died. David Pisurayak Kootook ...

                                               

Keewatin Region, Northwest Territories

The Keewatin Region was a distinct entity from the District of Keewatin, although much of their territory overlapped. The Keewatin Region was a region of the Northwest Territories, in use as an administrative and statistical division until the cr ...

                                               

Keller Lake

Keller Lake is a surface water body in the Northwest Territories of Canada. It is located 85 kilometers south of the Great Bear Lake and 220 kilometers north of Fort Simpson, at an elevation of 255 meters. The lake has a triangular shape, a surfa ...

                                               

Kendall Island

Kendall Island is one of the irregularly shaped, uninhabited Canadian arctic islands in the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located in Mackenzie Bay at the northern tip of the Mackenzie River Delta. Richards Island is to the southwest of Ken ...

                                               

Lac La Martre

Lac La Martre, is the third largest lake in the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located approximately 125 mi northwest of the territorial capital of Yellowknife. The Tlicho community of Whati is located on the east shore of Lac La Martre.

                                               

Lac de Gras

Lac de Gras is a lake approximately 300 kilometres north east of Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Lac de Gras was the centre of the diamond rush of the 1990s. There are two working, and one closed, diamond mines in the area, D ...

                                               

Lac de Gras kimberlite field

The Lac de Gras kimberlite field is a group of Late Cretaceous to Eocene age diatremes in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The Eocene ca. 55-50 Ma age diatremes of the Lac de Gras kimberlite field support two world-class diamond mines called Ek ...

                                               

MClure Strait

The MClure Strait is a strait on the edge of the Canadian Northwest Territories. It forms the northwestern end of the Parry Channel which extends east all the way to Baffin Bay and is thus a possible route for the Northwest Passage. The strait wa ...

                                               

Mackenzie King Island

Mackenzie King Island is one of the Queen Elizabeth Islands in northern Canada. It lies north of Melville Island and south of Borden Island, and like them is divided. Most of the island is in Northwest Territories, while its easternmost portion l ...

                                               

Mercy Bay

Mercy Bay is a Canadian Arctic waterway in the Northwest Territories. It is a southern arm of MClure Strait on northeast Banks Island. The mouth of Castel Bay is less than 20 kilometres to the west. These bays are a part of Aulavik National Park.

                                               

Nelson Head

Nelson Head is a Canadian Arctic hypsographic cape in the Northwest Territories. The most southerly point of Banks Island, it protrudes into the Amundsen Gulf. It is the ancestral home of Kangiryuarmiut, a Copper Inuit subgroup.

                                               

Parkers Notch

Parkers Notch, named after former Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, John Havelock Parker, is a protrusion of the Northwest Territories southwards into Nunavut on Victoria Island. In the Northwest Territories the protrusion is part of the ...

                                               

Parry Peninsula

The Parry Peninsula on the north coast of Canadas Northwest Territories is bounded on the west by Franklin Bay, on the north by Amundsen Gulf, and on the east by Darnley Bay.The nearest settlement is Paulatuk. It is also home to the Cape Parry Mi ...

                                               

Prince of Wales Strait

The Prince of Wales Strait is a strait in the Northwest Territories of Canada separating Banks Island to the northwest from Victoria Island to the southeast. It extends from Viscount Melville Sound in the northeast to Amundsen Gulf in the southwe ...

                                               

Queen Elizabeth Islands Subplate

The Queen Elizabeth Islands Subplate is a triangular tectonic block of the North American Plate containing the Queen Elizabeth Islands of Northern Canada. It is surrounded on the south and southwest by the Parry Rift Valley, on the east by the Na ...

                                               

Richards Island

Richards Island is one of the Canadian arctic islands within the Northwest Territories, Canada. The island has an area of 2.165 square kilometres, being 85 kilometres long and 42 kilometres wide. Its eastern limit is marked by the main channel of ...

                                               

Selwyn Mountains

The Selwyn Mountains are a mountain range in northern Canada, forming part of the border between the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, and which are part of the Eastern System of the Canadian Cordillera. They are neighboured on the e ...

                                               

Tathlina Lake

Tathlina Lake is a large, shallow lake, located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. An outcropping of the Kakisa Formation occurs along the side of this lake. This turbid lake, the 15th largest in the Northwest Territories, is located at an ele ...

                                               

Tibbitt Lake

Tibbitt Lake is a lake in the Canadian Northwest Territories. Located 69.2 kilometres 43.0 mi east of Yellowknife, the lake marks the northern terminus of the Ingraham Trail. In winter, an ice road known as the Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road ex ...

                                               

Virginia Falls (Northwest Territories)

Virginia Falls is a waterfall in Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located on the South Nahanni River, at an elevation of 500 m. It is located 120 km from the Yukon border. It has a total drop of 96 m 315 ft, mak ...

                                               

Wollaston Peninsula

The Wollaston Peninsula is a west-pointing peninsula located on southwestern Victoria Island, Canada. It is bordered by Prince Albert Sound to the north, Amundsen Gulf to the west and Dolphin and Union Strait to the south. Most of the peninsula l ...

                                               

Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia

Brooklyn is a suburban community in the Region of Queens Municipality in Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Located on the east bank of the Mersey River opposite Liverpool, Brooklyn was originally known as Herring Cove and was the building place ...

                                               

Caledonia, Nova Scotia

Caledonia, Nova Scotia is a village located in northern Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia along Trunk 8. Caledonia is the major village in the area known as North Queens, which has a radius of approximately 30 kilometers and a population ...

                                               

Camp Hill, Halifax

Camp Hill is a small hill on the Halifax Peninsula, Nova Scotia. Historically, much of the hill was part of the Halifax Common, and is today home to a number of public institutions. The topography of the area has been greatly altered over time, w ...

                                               

Canada Games Centre

The Canada Games Centre was built for the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Clayton Park, a suburb of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was the venue for the artistic gymnastics, badminton, and synchronized swimming competitions. It is now used as a fitness, sw ...

                                               

Cape Breton Nova

Cape Breton Nova is a former provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada which existed between 1956–2013. It elected one member to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. In its last configuration, the district included the northern parts of ...

                                               

Chedabucto Fault

The Chedabucto Fault is a fault that divides Mainland Nova Scotia from the Minas Basin in the west to Chedabucto Bay in the east into the Avalon zone in the north and the Meguma Zone in the south.The Avalon and Meguma Zones are different because ...

                                               

Cobequid fault

The Cobequid Fault is a fault that is the extension of the Chedabucto Fault. This fault runs from Truro to Cape Chignecto south of the Cobequid Hills. Both the Cobequid fault and the Chedabucto Fault form the Minas Fault zone splitting Nova Scoti ...

                                               

Douglas, Nova Scotia

Douglas is a former township in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. The township was the eventual destination of Loyalists fleeing the Siege of Ninety Six during the American Revolutionary War. In 1861, along with the township of Rawdon, Nova S ...

                                               

East Ironbound

East Ironbound is an inhabited island located off the Aspotogan Peninsula in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, between St. Margarets Bay and Mahone Bay. The East Ironbound Combined Lighthouse and Dwelling is a registered historic place.

                                               

Eunice Lake (Nova Scotia)

Eunice Lake is a lake located in the White Lake Wilderness Area in Nova Scotia, Canada. It can only be accessed by the Admiral Lake Loop of the Musquodoboit Trailways Association. The lake is about 320 meters long and 190 meters wide. The trailhe ...

                                               

Franey Mountain

Franey Mountain is located in Victoria County, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, within Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Franey Mountain is part of the Cape Breton Highlands plateau and is located 4.5 kilometres west of Ingonish, Cape ...

                                               

Franklin Manor 22

Franklin Manor 22 is a Mikmaq reserve located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. It is administratively split between the Pictou Landing First Nation and the Paqtnkek First Nation. The community is named after Nova Scotia Governor Michael Franckl ...

                                               

Kellys Mountain

Kellys Mountain is a mountain located in Victoria County, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Trans Canada Highway winds its way up the mountain via Route 105. It is known for both its scenic view from the top and its steep slope on both sides of the mounta ...

                                               

Low Landing, Nova Scotia

Low Landing is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the Region of Queens Municipality. Low Landing is on the northern shore of Lake Rossignol. This was, at one time, a summer community where residents of Caledonia, Nova ...

                                               

Luxton Lake (Nova Scotia)

Luxton Lake is a lake in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada, within Kejimkujik National Park and is the site of an abandoned sawmill and former hiking trail.

                                               

Milton, Nova Scotia

Milton is a village located immediately north of Liverpool, Nova Scotia in the Region of Queens Nova Scotia. The village is most well known for being the birthplace of the international best selling author Margaret Marshall Saunders. Her most fam ...

                                               

Molega Lake

Molega Lake is a large lake in Queens County, Nova Scotia approximately 30 minutes outside of Bridgewater. The surrounding area is a mainly seasonal cottage area with some year round residential subdivisions.

                                               

Port Joli, Nova Scotia

Port Joli is a small village located along Highway 103 on the southwest coast of Region of Queens Nova Scotia, Canada. It is about 20 miles from Liverpool, Nova Scotia, the nearest significant town, and 120 miles from Halifax, Nova Scotia, the pr ...

                                               

Lake Rossignol

As a reservoir, it was created in 1929 when the Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited dammed the Mersey River at Indian Gardens to generate electricity for a pulp mill 30 km 19 mi downstream in Brooklyn. The reservoir includes over a dozen former ...

                                               

Ski Cape Smokey

Ski Cape Smokey is a ski hill located in the Cape Breton Highlands of Nova Scotia. Ski Cape Smokey offers 16 alpine runs, 2 lifts, hill grooming and snow making. Facilities include a lodge at the base and top of the mountain. The base lodge featu ...

                                               

Strait of Canso

The Strait of Canso is a strait located in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It divides the Nova Scotia peninsula from Cape Breton Island. It is a long thin channel approximately 27 kilometres long and averaging 3 kilometres wide 1 km at its n ...

                                               

Sunbury County, Nova Scotia

Sunbury County was a county in Nova Scotia. The county ceased to exist when the province of New Brunswick was created in 1784. The county was created in 1765, and included the north and eastern portions of Cumberland County as well as the eastern ...

                                               

Wentworth Valley

The Wentworth Valley is a valley in the Cobequid Mountains of northwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. The valley is located in a glacial trough Folly Gap north of Folly Mountain and comprises the lowest elevation pass through the Cobequids. It was name ...

                                               

Eureka Sound Formation

The Eureka Sound Formation is a geologic formation found in the Canadian Territory of Nunavut on Ellesmere Island, which is part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The Eureka Sound Formation is Tertiary in age.