James Bay

James Bay is a large body of water, lies on the southern end of Hudson Bay in Canada. These bodies of water extend from the Arctic Ocean. It is the site of several major hydroelectric projects, and is also a destination for river-based recreation.



James Bay is the southern extent of the Arctic Archipelago Marine ecozone; the coastal areas are mainly in the Hudson Plains, whereas the northeastern coast surrounding Quebec is in the Taiga Shield ecozone. The western edge of the Canadian Shield in Quebec is formed by the eastern shores of the bay. The land is rocky and hilly with boreal forest. A part of the Polar Bear Provincial Park is the large portion of this area. Many rivers flow into James Bay.

It is wide and shallow near the Bay (in the James Bay Lowlands), whereas they are steeper and narrower further upstream (as they pour off the Canadian Shield).

List of Seas in Arctic Ocean

Amundsen Gulf
James Bay
Baffin Bay
Kara Sea
Barents Sea
Kara Strait
Beaufort Sea
Laptev Sea
Bering Sea
Lincoln Sea
Chukchi Sea
Prince Gustav Adolf Sea
East Siberian Sea
Pechora Sea
Greenland Sea
White Sea
Hudson Bay