Outdoor Recreation

From remote beach escapes along ocean shores to hiking mountains big and small

Kitimat offers year round, accessible recreational opportunities.


Kitimat’s unique location at the head of the Douglas Channel makes it a sport fisher’s paradise with access to salt and fresh water fishing within minutes of downtown. There are many ways to fish the Kitimat River, fish the mouth of the river in a jet boat, fish the length of the river in a drift boat, drive to a hot spot on the river bank, or hike in to a secluded spot.

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Hike along the shores of the Douglas Channel, the banks of the Kitimat River or climb one of our beautiful mountains. Remember to take your camera. Opportunity to observe wildlife, big and small, will present itself when you least expect it!

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Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club

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.

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Kayakers who venture out into the Douglas Channel are rewarded with stunning scenery, a few wonderful beaches, incredible rock formations and the chance to see some wildlife, including whales, on occasion.

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the newest water sport craze to reach the Douglas Channel.  A perfect sport to try on the no-wind days in Minette Bay. 



Take to the skies and explore Kitimat from a new perspective. Whether you want to paddle on remote lakes, have a picnic at the base of a glacier or take a fly in camping trip. The options are endless with Great Slave Helicopters.


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Two Wheel Adventure

Whether you choose to mountain bike through Kitimat's network of forestry roads or adventure at full throttle through the back country Kitimat has it all for your two wheel adventures.


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Winter Activities

Imagine a morning of cross country skiing with the sunrise following you down trails and skidooing in the afternoon to cabins on snow covered mountains.

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