those interested in nature and industry, Kitimat is an excellent
choice. The community enjoys a beautiful natural setting and is
also home to some of the most advanced industrial technology in
60 km (38 mi.) south of Terrace, Kitimat was built in the 1950's
to attract industry. It is home to one of the world's largest smelters
as well as a pulp and paper mill and petrochemical manufacturer.
You can tour one of these enterprises or head for the country for
some "natural" sites.
to the Kitlope Valley (100 km/62 mi. southeast of Kitimat) offers
visitors a glimpse of the world's largest intact coastal temperate
to town, the Kitimat River Fish Hatchery or Douglas Channel, the
130 nautical mile fjord, offer spectacular sights as well as recreational
opportunities such as outstanding fishing, wildlife viewing or even
basking in one of the nearby hot springs.
and area also offer an extensive hiking trail system; heli-hiking
tours are even offered for those who desire quick access into alpine
those interested in First Nations culture, the Haisla Rediscovery
Society offers rediscovery camps in the Kitlope and welcomes all
people to participate.
Kitimat having something to offer everyone, it continues to attract
visitors from around the world.
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There are numerous hotels/motels in the area as well as three
Kitimat is 60 km (38 mi.) south of Terrace on Highway 37. It is
also accessible by commercial air service, rail, and bus. Population:
Kitimat River Fish Hatchery, industry tours, Douglas Channel,
International Food Fair, Kitlope Valley, Haisla Nation Rediscovery
Camps, Kitimat Centennial Museum, Taxidermy and Wildlife Display,
Sitka Spruce Tree, Moore Creek Falls, Humphrey Creek Falls
- Arts, Crafts & Home Business Fair
- Canada Day Celebrations, Hill Climb & Car Show
- Kitimat Sea Hunt (scuba diving), Fat Tire Mountain Bike Race
- Annual Fishing Derby
Facilities & Activities: racquet
courts, gym, soccer and baseball fields, skating rinks, aquatic
centre, golf course, established hiking trails, heli-hiking tours,
fishing, swimming, camping, scuba diving, water-skiing, wildlife
viewing, charter fishing companies.
average - 16'C Winter average -1'C Precipitation:
Industries: aluminum smelter, pulp & paper mill, petrochemical