Top things to see and do in Kitimat

Nature lovers, here's your chance to indulge your passions in a scenic B.C. community

people boating on the water in Kitimat, BC
Kitimat is an outdoor enthusiast's best friend. — Mark Margerison photo/

With its bountiful natural surroundings and rich First Nations heritage, Kitimat is a place to learn and explore. Here are some of the top things to see and do there.

1) Kitamaat Village

At Kitamaat Village, you can find a marina, artisan shops run by the local Haisla First Nation and a nearby restaurant that serves fresh seafood. Visiting this village is a great way to learn about the Haisla and their cultural background.

2) Kitimat hiking and biking trails 

There are so many places to go for a hike or a cycling excursion, you might want to extend your visit. In addition to the lush forest scenery, photographers and wildlife fans will be thrilled with the opportunity to see animals such as porcupines, foxes, moose and deer.

3) The giant Sitka spruce

If you want to see a true wonder of nature, visit the giant Sitka spruce—one of the most ancient trees of its kind at more than 500 years old. Located in Radley Park, the spruce is surrounded by gorgeous trails and picnic areas.

4) Kitimat River Hatchery

Take a tour of the Kitimat River Hatchery to find out more about the fish species that are farmed here. Tours are available from June through August.

5) Kitimat Museum & Archives

History buffs will want to check out the Kitimat Museum & Archives, where there is a collection of artifacts and exhibits that detail local history. From First Nations heritage to fossil collections, this museum has a bit of everything.

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