Rigolet Harbour, New Foundland, Canada.
Rigolet is a remote, coastal Labrador Inuit community established in 1735 by French-Canadian trader Louis Fornel. Located on Hamilton Inlet, which is at the entrance to fresh water Lake Melville; Rigolet is on salt water and is accessible to navigation during the winter. Rigolet is the southern most Inuit community in the world.
Minke whales and pods of seals are often seen as ships pass from the sea to the narrow channel. Photo opportunities abound as it is not unusual to see whales feeding right off the dock. Boat tours, village walking tours and a visit to the old Hudson Bay company Net Loft are easily arranged, and artisans there are skilled in the exquisite craft of grass sewing which has been practiced for centuries in Labrador.
Things to see and do
* Snowmobile riding, dog sledding, ice fishing – winter months
* Seal and Whale watching
* Village walking tours
* Net Loft Museum & Rigolet Craft Shop
* Berry picking and walk the 4.4. km boardwalk – summer months
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English, French
Population – 315 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Transport Links – During the summer season, CAI Nunatsiavut Marine offers passenger ferry service. In the winter the snowmobile trail provides access to the community. Air Labrador and Provincial/Innu Mikun Airlines offer flights in and out of the community year around.