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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.

Contact Information

Tourism Kitimat

Kitimat & Nearby Accommodations

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Capri Motor Inn
Beaver Point Resort
Radley Park Campground

Radley Park Campground

Kitimat

### **Radley Park will be closing for the season as of Ocotber 4 @ 4pm.  Thanks for a great year and see you in 2022** ### [**Park Map**](https://www.kitimat.ca/en/recreation-and-leisure/resources/Documents/RadleyPark-Map--April-2021.pdf) Radley Park is located on the banks of the Kitimat River. T ... More Details
Hirsch Creek Park

Hirsch Creek Park

Kitimat

**Hirsch Creek Park will be closing for the season as of Ocotber 4 @ 4pm.  Thanks for a great year and see you in 2022.** [**Park Map**](https://www.kitimat.ca/en/recreation-and-leisure/resources/Documents/Hirsch-Creek-Park-Map.pdf) Located on the outskirts of Kitimat and bisected by Hirsch Creek ... More Details
Braun's Island RV Park

Braun's Island RV Park

Terrace

Braun’s Island RV Park is located on the south side of Terrace, just minutes to downtown Terrace and 5 minutes to Fisherman’s Park boat launch and great fishing on the beautiful Skeena River. Privately owned and operated park with easy access sites. The park borders onto the Skeena River back c ... More Details
Ferry Island Campground

Ferry Island Campground

Terrace

A unique campground and nature park nestled in the arms of the mighty Skeena River. Ferry Island Campground is a municipal campground composed of 103 campsites and conveniently located 3.5 km from downtown Terrace. This campground is surrounded by a 150-acre park that includes trails, children's pla ... More Details
Kasiks Lodgings and Campground

Kasiks Lodgings and Campground

Terrace

Choose from 24 sites, for single units or family sites. Multiple sites large enough to park your river boat. Walk through the Old Growth Forest on property. ... 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
Waterlily Bay Resort

Waterlily Bay Resort

Terrace

Six lakefront campsites are located along the lakeshore, with stunning views of the lakes and mountains.  Full power and water hookups are available for each site.  All campsites have firepits with firewood available for purchase. For a more rustic experience 40 forestry campsites surrounded by lu ... More Details
Terrace-Skeena Usk RV Park

Terrace-Skeena Usk RV Park

Terrace

Usk RV Park, ideally situated on the world famous Skeena River, located just 18 km east of Terrace and 1,355 km (830 miles) from Vancouver, BC. With world-class fly-fishing offered year-round just minutes from your trailer, Usk RV Park is situated in one of the best vacation and adventure destinati ... More Details
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