Padlei is a former community in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located on the mainland on the north shore of Kinga (Kingarvalik) Lake at the juncture of the Maguse River. Whale Cove is to the east, while the Henik Lakes are to the southwest.
Containing three buildings, Padlei was the site of a Hudson's Bay Company trading post during the period of 1926 to 1960. The subgroup of Caribou Inuit who frequented the post were the Padleimiut (or Padlirmiut, or Paallirmiut, or Patlirmiut).
- Ledyard, Gleason H. (1958). And to the Eskimos (Digitized Jun 20, 2009 ed.). Moody Press. p. 64.
- Harrington, R., & Carpenter, E. S. (2000). Padlei diary, 1950: An account of the Padleimiut Eskimo in the Keewatin District west of Hudson Bay during the early months of 1950. [S.l.]: Rock Foundation. ISBN 0-88240-041-X