Rankin Inlet is an Inuit hamlet on Kudlulik Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada. Located on the northwestern Hudson Bay, between Chesterfield Inlet and Arviat, it is the regional centre for the Kivalliq Region. It is the second-most populated community in Nunavut (behind the capital of Iqaluit). The hamlet has a land area of 20.24 km2(7.8 sq mi). In the 1995 Nunavut capital plebiscite, Iqaluit defeated Rankin Inlet to become territorial capital of Nunavut.
Rankin Inlet is not only notable for its artists and artisans, it is recognized as housing the only Inuit fine-arts ceramics production facility in the World.Community artists work in a variety of mediums including ceramics, prints, bronze castings, carvings, watercolor and drawing.