(ŭng'gä`və, –gā`–), inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, N Que., Canada, extending c.200 mi (320 km) S from Hudson Strait between the N Quebec mainland and the north tip of the Labrador peninsula. It is 160 mi (257 km) wide at its mouth.
The last ice to remain in the strait is in the western sector, where ice continues to intrude from Foxe Basin, and in Ungava Bay, where ice accumulates throughout the winter and becomes highly ridged and rubbled (Houser and Gough, 2003; CIS, 2011).
In 1903, a young journalist from New York decided to mount an expedition inland from Lake Melville on the USA's eastern Atlantic coast and across the interior to Ungava Bay, a distance of almost 1,000 kilometres.
From Montreal, it's only a two- or three-hour flight to Kuujjuaq near Ungava Bay or Kuuujjuarapik near Hudson Bay, and that's hardly any time at all once you recognize how the trip takes you to an entirely new world.
They were able to paddle north down the George River all the way to the Hudson's Bay Company's (HBC) George River Post, on Ungava Bay, which they reached on 27 August, only two months after leaving North West River.
Abstract--Aerial surveys to estimate the numbers of beluga whales, Delphinapterus leucas, were flown in James Bay, eastern Hudson Bay, and Ungava Bay in Canada in the summer of 1993 on transects systematically spaced 5 or 10 nmi apart.