Rigolet (Tikigaksuagusik) is a small port town in Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador province, with population around 300 (nearly all are Inuit). It is located on the fjord-like Hamilton Inlet (fka Baie Saint-Louis) in Groswater Bay (at Melville Lake's entrance).
The town can be accessed only by ships/boats and aircraft.
During summer, regularly scheduled weekly ferries (leaving roundtrip from Vali/Happy Valley-Goose Bay) interlink Rigolet, Makkovik, Postville, Hopedale, Natuashish, Nain. As cruise port, Rigolet is visited by smaller-sized (expedition type) ships and ice-strengthened superyachts.
Rigolet Airport serves regular flights (by PAL Airlines) connecting to CFB Goose Bay Airport (Canadian Forces Base), Hopedale, Makkovik, Natuashish, Postville, Nain. Flights to other Canadian airports are via CFB Goose Bay. Rigolet Airport can handle only small planes and helicopters.
The settlement was established in the 18th-century (1735) by Louis Fornel (1698-175, French-Canadian merchant/maritime trader and explorer). In the 19th-century (1836) the HBC-Hudson Bay Company (1670-founded as a fur trading company) established Rigolet as a trading post.