Amundsen Gulf is located in the Canadian Northwest Territories, between Banks Island and Victoria Island and the mainland . It is approximately 250 miles (402 km) in length and about 93 miles (150 km) across where it meets the Beaufort Sea. The Amundsen Gulf was explored by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen between 1903 and 1906. The gulf is at the western end of the famous Northwest Passage, a route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
Few people live along the shores of the gulf, but there are a few towns and communities including: Sachs Harbour, Holman, and Paulatuk. There are also a few abandoned outposts and villages. At Pearce Point, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police sovereignty outpost in the Arctic. Further eastwards, in Bernard Harbour, you will find the remains of a Hudson's Bay Company trading post and an Inuit community, both abandoned since the 1950s.
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