Where is Rankin inlet?
About Rankin Inlet:
- Where is Rankin Inlet? Rankin Inlet is a hamlet in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut, near the Northwestern coast of Hudson’s Bay. Located at 62 degrees North latitude, Rankin is a sub-arctic community above the tree line. Arctic wildlife such as polar bears, seal, narwhals, etc. abound in the region.
- Tell me more about it? Read Wikipedia ;)…but to get you started, with a largely Inuit population of 2,842, Rankin Inlet is one of the largest hamlets in Nunavut. Rankin is famous for being the home of the world’s largest Inuksuk, Inuit ceramic artisans, and as the home of Jordin Tootoo – the only Inuit hockey player to make it to the NHL. Rankin Inlet is widely considered the hockey capital of Nunavut.
- What is there to do in Rankin Inlet while on an exchange? Soooo much! Traditional artic games, camping (igloos!) at nearby Marble Island, see Thule settlement ruins from 1200AD at nearby Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park, go ice fishing, see polar bears, caribou, etc., learn about Inuit carving and ceramics, Inuit dance and cultural ceremonies, traditional food (seal stew! Yum!), and, of course, play some hockey! A host committee is already being formed in Rankin and they are excited to give our kids a taste of the Canadian arctic.