Municipal Parks

 

Centennial Park

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 Waamis 
and the founding of Kitimat.  The top figure is Waa-mis and below him are the legendary monsters than 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.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 

 

Coghlin & Kemano Parks

Coghlin & Kemano Parks are located on Haisla Boulevard. Coghlin Park is an amazing spot for  a photo opportunity that should not be missed!  This spot is a scenic lookout, picnic  and garden area that  looks onto the Douglas Channel with the coastal mountains providing a breathtaking backdrop.  To the east you will see the calm waters of Minette Bay; and Rio Tinto and the industrial sites are located to the west.

 
 

 

Giant Spruce Park

Sitka Spruce commonly grow up to 70m tall and 2m 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 11.2m in circumference (36.7ft) and once stood 50.32m tall (165ft).  As you walk the trail of this park you will notice the forest floor is thick with moss, ferns and blueberry bushes.

 
 

 Heritage Park

Heritage Park

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  Park

Hirsch Creek Park

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.  Minimal disruption of the forest and no further development within the park, will ensure trees and open areas remain intact.

 

 Hospital Beach

Hospital Beach

This ocean-side beach (the original site of Kitimat’s first hospital) is located just past Rio Tinto.  It is equipped with barbeque pits, picnic tables and public washrooms.  This beach is a popular gathering spot for visitors and locals during the summer months.  At low tide, you can explore and find seashells and many small sea creatures.

Hospital Beach is only open to the public from May until September.

 

 Radley Park

Radley Park

A campers' mecca in the heart of great fishing country, Radley Park is a 36-unit facility situated on the western bank of the Kitimat River. Only minutes from downtown Kitimat, Radley Park is an ideal summer getaway.  It boasts shaded campsites with and without hook-ups, flush toilets, coin showers, sani dump, fresh water, some covered picnic tables, covered picnic area, playground, smoker with firewood also available.