It is virtually landlocked but is joined to the Arctic Ocean to the north by Foxe Channel and Fury and Hecla Strait, and to the Atlantic Ocean on the east by Hudson Strait. Baffin Island lies athwart the entrance to the bay, and Southampton, Coats and Mansel islands are lodged across the northern gap.
The expedition was undertaken to give scientists from Canada and other countries the opportunity to further their studies of the oceanography and biology of the South Atlantic, the Pacific and the Arctic. Over 120 scientific staff, including Cedric R. MANN, George L. PICKARD and William M.
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Peter Lougheed Provincial Park (established 1977, 501 km2) preserves a landscape of glacier-capped peaks surrounding Kananaskis Lakes. Recreation opportunities include hiking, climbing, fishing, cross-country skiing, cycling and camping (summer and winter).