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Rankin Inlet, Canada

Rankin Inlet is an Inuit hamlet on Kudlulik Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada. Located on the northwestern Hudson Bay, between Chesterfield Inlet and Arviat, it is the regional centre for the Kivalliq Region.

Dozens of islands dot the inlet, including Thomson Island, the largest, and the Barrier Islands, the longest chain. These natural resources attract tourists who hunt, fish, and canoe. The Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park, 10 km northwest of Rankin Inlet, is notable for hiking, fishing, bird watching and Thule archaeologial sites.

Rankin Inlet is not only notable for its artists and artisans, it is recognized as housing the only Inuit fine-arts ceramics production facility in the world. Community artists work in a variety of mediums including ceramics, prints, bronze castings, carvings, watercolor and drawing. The Matchbox Gallery, founded in 1987, showcases art work and provides educational resources.

Things to See & Do

* Arctic scenery
* Outdoor activities
* Thule archeological sites
* Matchbox Gallery
* Fishing & bird watching

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)
Language – Inuit Language (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun), English, French
Population – 2,360 approx
Land Area – 20.24 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +709

Travel Links – The community is served by the Rankin Inlet Airport, and by annual supply sealift.

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