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  Arviat    
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  Population: 2200
Region: Kivalliq
Time Zone: Central
Postal Code: X0C 0E0
Languages: English and Inuktitut
Weather: Environment Canada

The name "Arviat" comes from arviq, the Inuktitut name for bowhead whale. The community is located on the western shore of Hudson Bay, north of Churchill, Manitoba. Arviat's lands and waters are rich in wildlife. The McConnell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, south of town, is a great place to observe thousands of nesting waterfowl. In the fall, beluga whales are frequently seen in the bays around town and caribou are often spotted near the community.

Arviat is a diverse community where traditional knowledge and values are maintained in harmony with practical economic development. Through projects, such as a video to promote tourism, and an arts and craft centre for export of Inuit art. Arviat residents use their cultural strengths to develop the local economy.


 
       
  Getting There    
  Flights to Arviat arrive and depart daily via Rankin Inlet. Air service is operated by either Calm Air, Skyward Aviation, or Kivalliq Air. Kivalliq Air and Calm Air also operate a flight from Winnipeg to Arviat, via Churchill.    
       
  Transportation    
  Joe’s Taxi
Contact: Joe Ishalook
General Delivery
867-857-4300
Taxi Service

Paul’s Taxi
Contact: Paul Kablutsiak
General Delivery
867-857-2677
Taxi Service

Calm Air
General Delivery
867-857-2997
FX: 867-857-2733
Toll Free: 1-800-839-2256
Scheduled flights and charter services available

   
       
  Banking    
 

Light banking services and ATM available at the Northern and Co-op stores; Interact services available at most retail stores.