Welcome to Kitimat

Roughly 25 minutes south of Terrace is the District of Kitimat. Build in the early 1950’s Kitimat was a company town. The large Aluminum Smelter was the main industry for many years.

Kitimat River

Part of the huge Alcan (Rio Tinto) smelting complex

Kitimat has some breath taking scenery, including trees! Check out this Spruce!

Sign pointing to the Spruce

Caution sign

History of the Sitka Spruce

This is one BIG Spruce!

During the salmon runs you need to be wary of the presence of bears. Bear encounters can be frequent. Other areas around town are where fruit trees have dropped their fruit and it has not been picked up; you can see bears in these areas as well.

Here is a less offensive creature.


Kitimat goes out of its way to make the area scenic. Flowers and shrubs can be seen all over the community.

Flowers along the main entry into Kitimat, overlooking the view down the Douglas Channel.

…..and of course the view of the Douglas Channel!

View looking out toward Douglas Channel

Enjoy your time in Kitimat as it does have alot of things to see.

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