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Arctic Cordillera
The Baffin Mountains at the northern end of Auyuittuq National Park
Highest point
Peak Barbeau Peak
Elevation 2,616 m (8,583 ft)
Country Canada
Territories and Provinces Nunavut, Quebec and Labrador
Regions Arctic Archipelago and Ungava Peninsula
Range coordinates 81°54′30″N 75°01′30″W / 81.90833°N 75.02500°W / 81.90833; -75.02500Coordinates: 81°54′30″N 75°01′30″W / 81.90833°N 75.02500°W / 81.90833; -75.02500
Type of rock Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary

The Arctic Cordillera is a mountain range running along the northeastern coast of North America from Ellesmere Island to the northernmost tip of Labrador. It is the only major mountain range in Canada east of the Rocky Mountains. The range has a surface area of 218,225 km2 (84,257 sq mi). Its highest point is 2,616 metres (8,583 ft) at Barbeau Peak.

  • Chernoff, M. N., H. R. Hovdebo, and J. Stuart-Smith. Eastern Canadian Cordillera and Arctic Islands An Aerial Reconnaissance. Ottawa: 24th International Geological Congress, 1972.
  • Geological Survey of Canada. Cordillera and Pacific Margin Interior Plains and Arctic Canada. Geological Survey of Canada Current Research, 1998-A. 1998.
  • Hall, John K. Arctic Ocean Geophysical Studies The Alpha Cordillera and Mendeleyev Ridge. Palisades, N.Y.: Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, 1970.
  • Walker, Edward R. A Synoptic Climatology for Parts of the Western Cordillera. Montreal: McGill University, 1961.

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