Kitimat is a coastal city in Northwestern BC, in the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine. The Kitimat Valley is part of the most populous urban district in Northwest BC, which includes Terrace to the north along the Skeena River Valley. The city was planned and built by the Aluminum Company of Canada (Alcan) during the 1950s.
There are so many things to do in Kitimat. The town's location near ocean channels and the Kitimat river makes it ideal for various water sports and other exciting adventures such as saltwater and freshwater fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and even three different hot springs within 100km/62mi of the town centre including a seaside hot spring called the Weewanie hot springs. Are you a land lover? Seek out the surrounding forests and peaks perfect for ATVing, skiing, hiking, rock climbing and so much more.
Explore and learn about the culture and history of this Kitimat including the Haisla First Nations who were the first people to live in the Kitimat Valley, and the settlement of the early Europenan pioneers by visiting the Kitimat Museum & Archives. View photos and artifacts that hold decades of history and get a tour from the knowledgeable and passionate staff.