There are numerous lakes and rivers around Kangirsuk, and the strong tides of the Payne River draw anglers from all over.
Révillon Frères, a French fur trading company, set up a trading post near the present-day community of Kangirsuk in 1921. The Hudson Bay Company also set up a trading post in 1925. In 1959, a school was opened and as Inuit settled in, social, health and housing services followed in the 1960s.
The Payne Bay Cooperative Association was incorporated in 1961 and was one of the five founding members of the Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec. This cooperative operates a store, hotel, fishing camps, cable TV and petroleum distribution services.
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