Introduction

Leisure services and opportunities in Kitimat are provided by a variety of community clubs and groups, privately operated organizations, business and tax-supported agencies.  For its part, the Leisure Services Department employs a staff of over 25 regular and approximately 30 part-time employees as well as 80 to 100 contract instructors to provide some of the many leisure opportunities that enhance the quality of life in our community.  Some of the services provided by the District of Kitimat, either solely or in cooperation with other departments or organizations, include the maintenance, scheduling, staffing and programming of the following community Leisure Services facilities:


Leisure opportunities abound throughout the community.  Developed sport and recreation sites include:

  • Five tennis courts/ three outdoor basketball courts/ two outdoor street hockey courts
  • Eleven baseball/softball fields including School Board fields
  • Fourteen soccer pitches including School Board fields
  • Two wading pools
  • Skate, bike and board park, Nechako Centre
  • Two summer playground locations
  • Concession, snack facilities at Riverlodge Recreation Centre and Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex
  • Banquet, conference and dance facilities at Riverlodge Recreation Centre
  • Meeting rooms at Riverlodge, Tamitik and various locations in the community
  • South Hirsch Creek mountain bike trails (access from Forest Ave. to six loops of various lengths)
  • Numerous hiking trails (info available at Museum, Riverlodge, Tamitik or Chamber of Commerce)
  • Rod and Gun Club offers archery
  • Various snowmobile areas - contact local club
  • Hirsch Creek Park - nature area, picnic sites and sports fields
  • Radley Park - camping, fishing and picnic areas
  • Hospital Beach picnic area, boat launch
  • Fire Mountain Community Fire Arms Range - Development in summer 2009 by Alcan and Anderson Creek Shooting Club
  • 23 neighbourhood adventure parks
  • Snowflake Community Fairgrounds, horseback riding area
  • Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club:  Summer 18 hole golf course, winter 4 sheet curling rink.  Year round banquet and meeting rooms. 
  • Kitimat Senior Citizens' Association, Branch 129
  • MK Bay Marina off Kitamaat Village Road


Some of the Leisure Services Department’s other services are:

  • Programming and organizational assistance to community groups and associations
  • Office and advertising assistance to community and Leisure Services groups
  • Leadership development in summer student employment opportunities
  • Rental of meeting rooms and banquet facilities
  • Coordination of community use of sports fields (Leisure Services Department and School Board fields) and park picnic sites
  • Disabled fishing location on Kitimat River at Methanex pump house
  • Riverbank fishing program
  • Big spruce, one of the largest spruce trees in BC
  • Program for trees adjacent public and private properties

The above facilities and services represent a brief outline of many opportunities provided by the District of Kitimat for and with the citizens of Kitimat.