Parry Peninsula

Darnley Bay Northwest Territories Franklin Bay
Parry Peninsula
Parry Peninsula, Canada and inset showing Alaska.
Parry Peninsula is located in Northwest Territories
Parry Peninsula
Parry Peninsula
Location of the Parry Peninsula in the Northwest Territories
LocationNorthwest territories, Canada
Coordinates69°40′01″N 124°40′01″W / 69.667°N 124.667°W / 69.667; -124.667Coordinates: 69°40′01″N 124°40′01″W / 69.667°N 124.667°W / 69.667; -124.667
Adjacent bodies of waterArctic Ocean

The Parry Peninsula on the north coast of Canada's 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 Migratory Bird Sanctuary on the northern extremity of the Parry Peninsula.[1]


It is named for the Arctic explorer William Edward Parry. On the northern tip of the peninsula is Cape Parry. A headland, and a Distant Early Warning Line site on Parry Peninsula northern tip.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Cape Parry Migratory Bird Sanctuary". Environment and Climate Change Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  2. ^ Wilson, Larry. "Cape Parry NWT PIN-Main". Larry Wilson - Dew Line Adventures. Dew Line Adventures. Retrieved 4 March 2016.[permanent dead link]