Our Community

Aerial photo of the community, Douglas Channel and the snowy mountains

Kitimat is a community of about 8,200 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 existed in Kitimat. In October 2018 the energy sector arrived when the decision was made by LNG Canada to develop a $40B LNG export facility here.  This project is the single largest private sector investment in Canadian history.  

Kitamaat Village is located near Kitimat and is home to about half of the 1700 Haisla Nation members.  The Haisla have occupied land in the area for thousands of years. We respectfully acknowledge that Kitimat is located on Haisla Nation traditional territory.   


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