Hudson Bay is an inland sea in the northeast of the Federal Parliamentary Monarchy of Canada. It is named after the English navigator Henry Hudson, who discovered the waters during exploratory voyages in 1610. Its total length is almost 1,400 km, on which numerous islands are spread. The Canadian regions of Manitoba, Ontario and Québec as well as the territory of Nunavut extend along the shores of Hudson Bay. In addition to a natural connection to the Atlantic Ocean, Hudson Bay has artificial access to the Arctic Ocean through the Foxe Channel.