Welcome to Kivalliq

The Kivalliq region consists of a portion of the Canadian mainland west of Hudson Bay, together with Coats Island and Southampton Island. This region was once called Keewatin in the past, a part of the Northwest Territories before the territory of Nunavut was created in 1999. The old name ‘Keewatin’ is actually a Cree word meaning ‘blizzard of the north’ and it has generally been phased out.

The regional capital of Kivalliq is Rankin Inlet.