Featured attractions to see and do
It doesn't matter what time of day or what time of year - whether you want to be indoors or out, active or a spectator - Kitimat has something for everyone!
Centennial Park was built in 1971 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of British Columbia’s entry into Confederation. The Park boasts beautiful flower gardens, picnic tables, benches, a cenotaph war memorial, water fountain and totem pole. The totem pole depicts the story of Hunclee Qualaas or Waa-mis and the founding of Kitimat. The top figure is Waa-mis and below him are the legendary monsters that inhabited the Kitimat Valley. The newly restored park is a great place to enjoy a picnic or a leisurely stroll around the beautiful gardens. Centennial Park is located in City Centre across from Upper City Centre Mall.
Located on Haisla Boulevard, this scenic lookout provides spectacular views of the Douglas Channel from the manicured gardens of Coglin and Kemano Parks. Gazing down the channel you may catch a glimpse of large ships coming in to the Rio Tinto docks or one of the many smaller recreational boats dotting the water. To the east you will see the calm waters of Minette Bay and the islands and coastal mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop to the view.
Giant Spruce Park
Sitka Spruce commonly grow up to 70 m tall and 2 m across when mature. Giant Spruce Park is located on the shores of the Kitimat River flood plain. The remains of a previously registered "largest living Sitka Spruce in BC" can be found in the park. The tree measures 11.2 m in circumference (36.7 ft) and once stood 50.32 m tall (165 ft). As you walk the trail of this park you will notice the forest floor is thick with moss, ferns and blueberry bushes.
Heritage Park is located outside the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre. Heritage Park is home to a variety of flags from all over the world representing many of the different multicultural groups who reside in Kitimat. Visitors will also find benches, picnic tables, an information kiosk, covered gazebo and our Spirit Bear decorated with First Nations artwork. It’s a perfect area for an afternoon picnic or rest stop.
Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club
Welcome to our full-service facility where everyone is a special guest! Surrounded by some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the province, Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club is home to an extremely challenging 18 hole, par 72, championship golf course. It is comprised of and recognized for its competitive and diverse design and offers a memorable round for both beginner and experienced golfers. Their knowledgeable golf pro is available to assist you and the pro-shop is proudly stocked with equipment and apparel that will compliment your experience. Their four sheet curling rink has long been a regional favorite where players of all ages and skill levels enjoy their varied programs and schedules. Experience memorable hospitality, enjoy breath-taking views from the restaurant or lounge and be offered professional knowledge and experience that comes from pride in the community and services.
Pro Shop 250-632-4653
Walk along Kitimat's heritage walkway system. The interpretive sign system for heritage walkways and circle tours of Kitimat celebrates this community's historical and cultural beginnings. There are four Circle Tour signs - one in Kildala across from No Frills, one in Nechako at Nechako Centre, one for Whitesail beside the high school, and one for Haisla Boulevard Hill beside Centennial Park. Each sign has a wealth of historical information and images specific to each area arranged as points of interest along the way, an identified route on the map and an ortho photo. Signs and maps are housed on both sides of red cedar kiosks with green metal roofs.
This ocean-side beach (the original site of Kitimat's first hospital) is located just past Rio Tinto's BC Works smelter. The beach area is equipped with barbeque pits, picnic tables and public washrooms. It is a popular gathering spot for visitors and locals during the summer months. At low tide, you can explore and may find seashells and other small sea creatures.
Kitimat River Fish Hatchery
The Kitimat Hatchery is operated by the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The species mix includes Chinook salmon, Chum salmon, Coho salmon, Steelhead and Cutthroat trout. The hatchery is wheelchair accessible and open Monday to Friday during the summer.
Please call ahead for availability of tours. 250-639-9888
Kitimat Museum & Archives
The Kitimat Museum & Archives is your gateway to explore town history with the coming of Alcan’s aluminum smelter in the 1950s, early valley settlement and Haisla traditional arts and technology. Additional displays feature regional geology, flora and fauna. The temporary gallery offers changing exhibitions of arts, culture and history.
Open Year Round - Jun to Aug: Monday - Saturday 10 - 5
Kitimat Public Library
Books, Graphic Novels, Magazines, Movie Nights, Book Club, Internet Access & Wireless, Digital & Print Newspapers, Seniors’ Workshops, Foreign Language Books, Movies, Audiobooks, Digital Databases, Reading Magnifiers, Comic Books, Games, Pre-school Storytimes, Puppet Plays and Author Visits.
Open Mon & Wed 10-6 Tues 10-8 Thur 10-9 Fri & Sat 10-6 Sun closed
Moore Creek Falls
Located just across from Rio Tinto's BC Works main office building, Moore Creek Falls is a photographer's delight. As you climb the rugged staircase carved into the hillside, the sound of snowmelt water rushing down the banks leaves you anticipating what's ahead. These falls are more spectacular after a good rain.
Mount Elizabeth Theatre
1491 Kingfisher Avenue
The Mount Elizabeth Theatre (MET) is an intimate 512-seat performance facility serving both school and community users in Kitimat. MET is a professional, community style theatre that offers a practical and affordable venue for amateur and professional artists. The MET features a complete sound and lighting system, dressing rooms and access to a grand piano. It is wheelchair accessible and has on-site parking. This excellent, acoustic, multi-use auditorium is ideal for theatrical productions, concerts, recitals, conventions, large meetings and award ceremonies.
Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre
The District of Kitimat owns and operates Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre; a community swimming and leisure pool complex attached to Tamitik Arena. Located in the City Centre, the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre offers both residents and visitors one of the best swimming experiences in Northern British Columbia.
396 City Centre Phone: 250-632-8955