Kivalliq Region
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  Rankin Inlet    
At a Glance Accommodation & Dining Tourism & Culture Retail
  Population: 2300
Region: Kivalliq
Time Zone: Central
Postal Code: X0C 0G0
Languages: English and Inuktitut
Weather: Environment Canada

Rankin Inlet, or Kangiqtiniq (“deep bay/inlet” in Inuktitut) is the business and transportation hub of the Kivalliq region. Rankin is the gateway to Nunavut from Central and Western Canada. Due to the large volume of traffic through the area, as well as a history of regional government, mining and exploration, Rankin Inlet has developed a strong taskforce of entrepreneurs. Freight expediters, equipment suppliers and outfitters can provide tourists and companies interested in doing business in the area with a wide variety of services. The Ijiraliq (Meliadine) River Territorial Historic Park is a favorite spot for hiking, fishing and bird watching. Archaeological sites, such as the European whaler shipwreck near Marble Island and the Thule site in the Ijiraliq River area provide glimpses into a remarkable past.

  Getting There    
  Flights to Rankin Inlet are operated by First Air and Canadian North on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It is possible to reach Rankin Inlet in one day from either Ottawa/Montreal--via Iqaluit, or Edmonton/Calgary--via Yellowknife. Kivalliq Air operates flights every day of the week except Saturday from Winnipeg to Rankin Inlet, with a stop in Churchill; Calm Air flies to Rankin Inlet from Monday to Saturday, withstops in Churchill and Arviat. First Air flies directly from Winnipeg to Rankin Inlet on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.    


  Airut Taxi
Contact: Catherine Airut
P.O. Box 189
PH: 867-645-2411
Taxi services

Jay’s Taxi
Contact: Mike & Johnny Tulugak
P.O. Box 104
PH: 867-645-2420
Taxi services

Kowmuk’s Taxi
Contact: Simon Kowmuk
P.O. Box 432
PH: 867-645-3034
Taxi services; Bombardier freighting to and from Arviat, Whale Cove, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, and Rankin Inlet; charter services

Pilakapsi’s Taxi Service
General Delivery
PH: 867-645-4333
Taxi service

Adlair Aviation
General Delivery
PH: 867-983-2568
FX: 867-983-2847
Air charter service

Calm Air International
P.O. Box 309
PH: 867-645-2746
FX: 867-645-3320
Air Cargo: 867-645-2729
Toll Free: 1-800-839-2256
Scheduled and charter services

Canadian North (Rankin Airport)
Contact: Randy Miller
P.O. Box 711
PH: 867-645-2746
FX: 867-645-3264
Cargo: 867-645-3720
Toll free: 1-800-661-1505
Scheduled and charter services

Custom Helicopters Ltd.
General Delivery
PH: 867-645-3885/3939
E-mail: custom@mb.sympatico.ca
Web: www.customheli.com
Scheduled and charter services; cargo

Kivalliq Air (A division of Keewatin Air)
P.O. Box 38
PH: 867-645-2992
FX: 867-645-2330
Toll Free: 1-877-855-1500
Scheduled and charter services; cargo

First Air
General Delivery
PH: 867-645-3445
Cargo: 867-645-2423
Toll Free: 1-800-267-1247
Web: www.firstair.ca
Scheduled and charter services; cargo

Skyward Aviation Ltd.
Contact: Manager
P.O. Box 562
PH: 867-645-3200
FX: 867-645-3208
Toll Free: 1-800-476-1873
Scheduled flights, charters, courier and shipping