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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, coastal lifestyle.

The community was developed in the 1950s to serve the aluminum industry. Over the years forestry and methanol industries also located here. In October 2018 the LNG export industry arrived in Kitimat when the decision was made for LNG Canada to proceed with their $40B project, the single largest private sector investment project in Canadian history. As a result of accommodating the heavy industry sector throughout the years, it 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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