Baker Lake is a hamlet in the Kivalliq Region, in Nunavut on mainland Canada. Located 320 km (200 mi) inland from Hudson Bay, it is near the nation's geographical centre, and is notable for being the Canadian Arctic's sole inland community. The hamlet is located at the mouth of the Thelon River on the shore of Baker Lake. The community was given its English name in 1761 from Captain William Christopher who named it after Sir William Baker 11th Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company. The settlement is served by Baker Lake Airport, linking it to the nearby coastal town of Rankin Inlet. Calm Air, Kivalliq Air and First Air serve the town with 2 flights daily. They also fly on Sundays from Winnipeg to Rankin Inlet then Baker Lake. Baker Lake is approximately 30 minutes by air from Rankin Inlet.