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Kitimat

Located in Northern British Columbia and accessed via the Yellowhead Hwy 16, Kitimat lies on Donald Channel with access to the Pacific Ocean. The stunning vistas across the Coastal Mountain Range and the fjords provide opportunities to experience the abundance of outdoor recreation including wildlife viewing, kayaking and world-class fishing.

Some of the best salmon, steelhead and trout fishing can be found in these waters. Fresh-water fishing in the Kitimat River is available year-round and in summer fishing for chinook peaks early in July with coho towards the end of August into September. Many come here to fish for halibut where charters are available to take you to some of the best salt-water fishing grounds. Salmon, snapper, cod and shellfish such as crab and prawns are found in abundance.

Hiking, from easy level walking to mountainous climbs offer lots of exercise for all ages with trail maps available. Waterfalls, wildlife and amazing views will delight the avid walker. Parks, both local and provincial parks, provide lots to do including beaches, crabbing, paddling, old forests to explore and beautiful gardens.

When you have exhausted the outdoors go inside to appreciate the local arts and culture scene, much of it influenced by the Haisla First Nation. The museum, galleries and artisans have lots to show you.

Location

Kitimat is located at the end of Hwy 37 approximately 60 km (37 mi) south of Terrace off Hwy 16.

A Step Back in Time

The Haisla First Nation have occupied the land here for many centuries but during the last 150 years explorers, trappers and prospectors came to Kitimat looking for gold and to start a new life. The success of the town ebbed and flowed during the early years, but in the post-war industrial boom the Kitimat Project was born, an engineering feat that culminated in the largest aluminum smelter in the world and employing thousands of people. The Project took just five years to complete and the governments of the day promoted Kitimat as the future for prosperity for Canada. The Alcan smelter was officially opened in 1954 by His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Today, Rio Tinto Alcan is the main employer in the region.

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Tourism Kitimat

Kitimat & Nearby Accommodations

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Capri Motor Inn
Beaver Point Resort
Radley Park Campground

Radley Park Campground

Kitimat

Radley Park is located on the banks of the Kitimat River. The park is an excellent short or long term base for fishing or a relaxing weekend. The park boasts universal washroom and shower facilities, smoker, boat launch, electrical sites, free sani-dump and firewood. Your adventure awaits in Kitimat ... More Details
Hirsch Creek Park

Hirsch Creek Park

Kitimat

Located on the outskirts of Kitimat and bisected by Hirsch Creek (from downtown follow Highway 37 north, turn left into Hirsch Creek Park immediately after crossing Hirsch Creek Bridge). There is a horseshoe pit located near the covered area. This area is designated a wilderness/natural area. Minima ... More Details
Wild Duck Motel & RV Park

Wild Duck Motel & RV Park

Terrace

We welcome you to spend your nights at our exceptionally clean motel and RV Park, conveniently located close to town on Hwy 16 W. The motel has recently been renovated, updating the sleeping and kitchen units. All units feature alarm clock radios, high speed internet, full cable TV, fridge, and comp ... More Details
Kinnikinnick RV Park & Cabin Rentals

Kinnikinnick RV Park & Cabin Rentals

Port Edward

Nestled between ocean & mountains, Kinnikinnick features uniquely designed, beautiful & private level sites (serviced & unserviced), all of the amenities you expect including laundry, internet, firewood and more. With eagles soaring above and deer browsing about, the true flavor of the North Coast i ... More Details
Prince Rupert RV Campground

Prince Rupert RV Campground

Prince Rupert

Located conveniently on Hwy 16 less than half mile to BC and Alaska Ferries Terminal and minutes to downtown Prince Rupert. Stay and relax before you depart for or after you arrive from Haida Gwaii, Queen Charlotte Islands, Port Hardy, or Alaska. ... More Details
Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Park

Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Park

Telkwa

Fort Telkwa Riverfront RV Park overlooks the Bulkley River with mountain views. Free unlimited WiFi is accessible at all sites and throughout the park. Full hook-ups include 30/50 amp, water, sewer, cable TV, WiFi. Self-Contained RVs only. We have a free RV wash, coin laundry, boat launch, campfires ... More Details
Riverside Municipal Campground

Riverside Municipal Campground

Smithers

Situated on the Bulkley River, Riverside Park Municipal Campground & RV Park is a beautiful, peaceful destination for guests wanting to relax on their holidays. Operated by the Town of Smithers, the campground offers safe, quiet and simple approach to camping. Enjoy spectacular views at your site an ... More Details
Witset RV Park & Campground

Witset RV Park & Campground

Witset

The 40-site campground is located 30 km north of Smithers just off Hwy 16. Overlooks the beautiful Witset Canyon with access to world-class salmon fishing. 32 sites have 30/50 amp service, 19 fully-serviced with water (8 pull-thrus). Free WiFi and one load of firewood. Laundry facilities and fishing ... More Details
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