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Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet, home to approximately 2,312, is the major transportation, business and government center of the Kivalliq Region and is Nunavut’s second largest community. It is located on the Kudlulik Peninsula on the western shore of Hudson Bay.

Rankin Inlet has a thriving arts and crafts community. It is known for carvers, fabric artisans, and distinctive ceramic sculptors. http://www.rankininlet.ca/http://www.rankininlethotel.com/, http://www.rankininlethotel.com/rankin-inlet-nunavut.htm

Fast Facts:

  • Community name means - Deep Bay/Inlet
  • Population 78% Inuit, 22% non-Inuit
  • CIBC, Royal Bank
  • Nunavut Arctic College
  • Regional newspaper
  • Post office
  • Community Learning Centre operated by Nunavut Arctic College
  • Central time zone
  • Direct flights from Winnipeg
  • Alcohol – controlled (only served at the hotel, to registered guests)
  • Hotel and B&B
  • Northern Store (sells KFC, Subway and Pizza Hut), Co-op
  • Drug store
  • Library
  • Churches (Roman Catholic, Anglican)
  • Dental Clinic
  • Health Centres
  • Schools (Elementary, 5-6, 7-12)