Parks and Campgrounds

Forest

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

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

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

Poop scooping is required:

  • Kuldo Dog Park
    This park is located on Kuldo Boulevard across from Driftwood Street
    Kuldo Dog Park Rules

Poop scooping is not required:

Animal control services in Kitimat are under contract to the Kitimat Community Humane Society (KCHS).
You can reach them at 250‐632‐7373.

Campgrounds

Update - Hirsch Creen and Radley Park Opening - 4 June 2020

Hirsch Creek and Radley Park - Personal Protection Pack Checklist

 

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Kitimat has two campgrounds with a variety of amenities. 

Overnight and RV camping are available at Radley Park and Hirsch Creek Park. 2019/2020 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

At this time, campground space cannot be booked in advance. All sites available are on a fist come, first served basis.*

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

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 is a 38-unit facility 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 electrical sites (16), 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

At this time, campground space cannot be booked in advance. All sites available are on a first come, first served basis.*

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

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

Park attendantds bring firewood in the morning and evening.

Playgrounds

Update - Playgrounds re-open - effective June 17, 2020

Playground Closures Due to COVID-19

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Kitimat has 22 adventure parks, including two with a wading pool. These parks help to get kids outdoors to play and be active and healthy.

The two wading pools are open Wednesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. on sunny summer days only. To confirm if the pools are open call Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex at 250-632-8955.

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.

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 complex which are maintained by the Kitimat Youth Soccer Association.

Tennis courts

Tennis courts reopened - 7 May 2020

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 listing of organized sports and their contacts see the community directory.

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