Puvirnituq is an Inuit settlement in Nunavik on the Povungnituk River near its mouth on the Hudson Bay in northern Quebec, Canada. Its population is 1457 (2006 census of Canada). The name means "Place where there is a smell of rotten meat". This unusual name may have originated from either one of these events (occurring a long time ago): Puvirnituq is the aviation hub of the Hudson Bay coast. Its airport handles scheduled flights to and from all other Hudson Bay coastal communities in Quebec, Montreal, and Ottawa. It is not accessible by road.