Our Community

Aerial of Kitimat

Kitimat is a community of about 8,000 people located on the north coast of British Columbia. The community sits at the head of Douglas Channel next to Kitimat River. Indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and surrounding wilderness provide plenty of opportunity for an active, outdoor, west coast lifestyle.

The community was developed in the 1950s to serve the aluminum industry. Over the years forestry and methanol industries also located here.  Recently the LNG industry has been making significant investments in the area towards potential large export projects. As a result, heavy industry is the main employer in Kitimat.  

Kitamaat Village is located near Kitimat and is home to about 800 Haisla Nation who have occupied the land in the area for thousands of years. We respectfully acknowledge that Kitimat is located on Haisla Nation traditional territory.   

 

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