Victoria Island, Nunavut – Victoria Island is Canada’s second largest island, and the eighth largest island in the world.
The Island straddles both Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.
According to LiveScience.com Victoria Island home to the World’s Largest Island-in-a-lake-on-an-island-in-a-lake-on-an-island.
On the Northwestern part of the island is the 25 km wide (15 mile) Prince Albert Impact Crater, created by a meteor an estimated 135 to 300 million years ago.
The island is a vast piece of land (it’s actually a little larger than Great Britain) with a very small population. According to the Canadian Census in 2006 Victoria island had 1,875 residents, with 1,477 in Nunavut and 398 in the Northwest Territories. The largest settlement, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, is the largest stop for passenger and research vessels traversing the Arctic Ocean’s Northwest Passage.
But what’s really cool about Victoria Island – zoom out from the map below and the island as a whole kind of resembles a maple leaf.
Victoria Island, Nunavut, Canada