Rankin Inlet

Region: 
Kivalliq

Info

Inuktitut name: Kaniqtiniq (Deep Inlet)
Population: 2577 (2011)
Time zone: CST
Website: www.rankininlet.net
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Overview

Rankin Inlet is the hub of the Kivalliq region.  With extensive air links to Southern Canada and throughout Nunavut, Rankin Inlet is the centre of commerce in Nunavut. 

The Rankin Inlet area has long been an important hunting and fishing location for nomadic Inuit.  Nearby archeological sites show near continuous occupation since 500 BC. Inuit and Europeans have had contact in the area since the 1600’s, with regular Hudson’s Bay Company trading taking place throughout the region. 

Marble Island, located 32 kms from Rankin Inlet, was an overwintering spot for European whalers.  The island, which is steeped in local legend is entirely made of white quartzite rock.  The remains of whaling ships, houses, theatres and graves can still be found here.

The community itself, however, was not formed until 1957 with the opening of the North Rankin Nickle Mine.  The mine was a first for Nunavut, and Rankin Inlet is the only community in the territory started by industrial activity.  The mine remained open for only five years, closing in 1962. 

Rankin Inlet has developed into an important government and logistical centre.  Extensive mineral exploration takes place in the area and there may be a gold mine built 16 kms from town.  

 

Full Community Profile: www.nunavuteda.com/community/rankin-inlet

Select Support Service: Rankin Inlet

24 Rooms and Suites, meeting rooms

Bed & Breakfast and restaurant

Contact
867-645-4499

Hotel and Restaurant

Contact
867-645-4955
Fax : 867-645-2999

Hotel, restaurant and conference facility

Contact
867-645-2949

Located at Northern Store and Quick Stop

Contact
867-645-2055

Hotel, restaurant and conference facility

Contact
867-645-2949

Café serving soups, sandwiches, donuts and coffee.  Catering available.

Contact
867-645-3372

Catering Services

Contact
867-645-3713

Bed & Breakfast and restaurant

Contact
867-645-4499

Hotel and Restaurant

Contact
867-645-4955
Fax : 867-645-2999

Canteen and gourmet catering

Contact
867-645-3197

First Air has a number of regularly scheduled flights connectign to and from Iqaluit, Winnipeg, Yellowknife, Ottawa, Montreal. 

Charters can be booked by calling 1-613-254-6200.

Contact
( toll free : 1-800-267-1247 )

Taxi service

Contact
867-645-4000

Services almost all communities in Nunavut with both scheduled flights and charter services. 

Contact
( toll free : 1-800-661-1505 )

Taxi service

Contact
867-645-2233

Truck and SUV Rental

Contact
867-645-3380
Contact
Economic Development Officer
(867) 645-2895
Fax : (867) 645-2146