Parks and Campgrounds

Forest

Why be inside when you can be outside enjoying the parks, hiking the trails, or camping at the campgrounds?

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Check below for some options that will get you out in the elements for fun and a dose of fresh air.

Campsites close middle to late September.

Minette Bay West

Looking down the Douglas Channel from Minette Bay West

Visit Kitimat's only waterfront nature park. Enjoy a spacious green field, an easy nature trail, plentiful firepits and a covered seating area looking straight down the scenic Douglas Channel.

This park is only a short drive from Kitimat's City Centre. Follow directional signage from City Centre down Loganberry Street.

Marine parks and protected areas

Hiking in mountains

The Kitimat region is home to coastal parks, protected areas and heritage conservancies. Some you can get to by land, others are more remote and accessible only by water. 

Visit Tourism Kitimat for more information as well as a list of charter operators and guides.

Provincial government map (click on the < to close the menu and the map will appear)

Off-leash dog areas

The following areas allow dogs to be off-leash, however please always ensure you have care and control of your pet:

 

  • Hirsh Creek Park Loop Trail, Beach Area and Field
  • Hirsch Creek North Trail
  • Beach areas at Hirsch Creek Park
  • District of Kitimat's Off-Leash Dog Park (inside the fenced area)
  • Kildala Dike
  • Forest Avenue

The community bylaw and maps referencing these areas are available under Part 5, Division 5 of our Kitimat Municipal Code at Bylaws and Policies - District of Kitimat

 

Animal control services in Kitimat are under contract to the Kitimat Community Humane Society (KCHS).  If you need to report an animal-related issue, please reach out to the Kitimat Community Humane Society. A link to their reporting form is on our website at www.kitimat.ca/issues.  You can reach them at 250‐632‐7373.

 

Please do your part and clean up after your pets when enjoying the outdoors.

 

Campgrounds

Kitimat has two campgrounds with a variety of amenities. 

Overnight and RV camping are available at Radley Park and Hirsch Creek Park. 2022/2023 camping fees

Both parks have a covered area that can be reserved for social gatherings by organizations, families or groups. This area is for shared use at no charge. Call us to reserve. 

For more information contact Riverlodge Recreation Centre at 250-632-8970 or Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex at 250-632-8955.

 

Hirsch Creek Park

Hirsch Creek Park is located in old growth forest and is the perfect spot for fishing and hiking for the whole family. This is a wilderness/natural area with minimal disruption to the forest. It is an ideal location for those who would like to “get away” but still be close to town.

Hirsch Creek Park regular season is from May 15 to September 15 (weather dependent).

Location

Take Highway 37 north and just after the Hirsch Creek bridge turn left into Hirsch Creek Park. Within the park there are short hiking trails. Turn right at the fork in the park road and watch for hiking trail signs.

Extra caution: Be cautious on trails near the creek as there may be erosion, and watch out for bears during salmon spawning season.

Description

Hirsch Creek Park features numerous picnic areas along the riverbank, a covered barbeque area, dry toilets and six campsites. The park also includes a ball field.

To Book

Book your campsite

 

Campsites are reservable online, 20% of sites are first-come, first-served basis."

*50% discount for seniors between September 15 and October 15.

*Physically challenged persons receive free standard camping.

Call Riverlodge Recreation Centre at 250-632-8970 or Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex at 250-632-8955 for more information.

Park attendants bring firewood in the morning and evening.

Radley Park

Radley Park has a total of 50 campsites on the west bank of the Kitimat River, a river well known for great fishing.

Entrance to Radley Park

Regular park season is from May 15 to September 15 (weather dependent).

 

Location

Radley Park is on the west bank of Kitimat River.

Description

The campground is equipped with 31 electrical sites, coin-operated showers and a playground. Adventurous campers can take advantage of the many recreational opportunities available on the Kitimat River, including trout and salmon fishing, canoeing, kayaking and class-two white water rafting.

To Book

Book your campsite

 

*Campsites are reservable  online, 20% of sites are first-come, first-served basis."

*50% discount for seniors between September 15 and October 15.

*Physically challenged persons receive free standard camping, charges for power sites additional

Call Riverlodge Recreation Centre at 250-632-8970 or Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex at 250-632-8955 for more information.

Park attendants bring firewood in the morning and evening.

Playgrounds

 Cable Car Playground

Kitimat has 22 adventure parks, including two that have a wading pool.

Skate and bike park

The Kitimat Sk8 Park is an outdoor park designed for those who like to do tricks on their skateboards, bikes, scooters or rollerblades.

During winter months opportunities to skate indoors are available for those who are 13 years and older. Call Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex for more information at 250-632-8955.

Sports fields and tennis courts

You can book the fields and courts by calling Riverlodge Recreation Centre at 250-632-8970.

Ball fields

We have six baseball diamonds: three at Riverlodge Recreation Centre and three at Nechako School.

Soccer field

We have one soccer field located at Riverlodge Recreation Centre that is maintained by the District of Kitimat. There are four additional fields at the Bill Rich Soccer Fields which are maintained by the Kitimat Youth Soccer Association.

Tennis courts

We have four municipal tennis courts in Kitimat that are free for public use: three at Riverlodge Recreation Centre and one at Nechako Centre.

For a full list of organized sports groups and contact information, see the Clubs and Community Groups page.

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