What is special about Devon Island?

Canada’s Devon Island is the 27th largest island in the world. It was discovered by Robert Bylot and William Baffin in 1616.

What makes it special is that it is also the largest uninhabited island on the planet. As a result of its forbidding climate and terrain, not a single person lives on the island year round.

Devon Island contains several small mountain ranges. But, the climate and the terrain are so inhospitable, that even animals are very few in number.


 Scientists say that Devon Island has a surface similar to that of the Red Planet, Mars. Its terrain has been carved by a multitude of small valley networks that bear an uncanny resemblance, including in their bizarreness, to those on the Red Planet.

So, a visit to Devon Island will give you a glimpse of what the surface of Mars will look like!