Special Events

Below are some of the regular events the District of Kitimat is proud to host or support each year:

Canada Day celebrations

Festivals Kitimat organizes the Canada Day festivities in Kitimat.  They operate from May to July each year.

Phone: 250-632-8958
Email : festivalskitimat@kitimat.ca
Website: festivalskitimat.ca

Craft Fairs

Spring Craft Fair | 

Our annual spring craft and business fair provides a venue for all home-based businesses, including artisans and crafters, to promote and sell.



Saturday April 6, 2024


Application Form


Fall Craft Fair | 

Our annual Christmas Craft and Gift Sale provides a venue for you to promote and sell your hand-crafted wares.






Riverlodge Recreation Centre

654 Columbia Avenue West, Kitimat




Adults: $4
Senior/Student: $3
Children under 5 free 

Note:  Bring a reusable bag or food container and get $1 off admission 

Note: There is no child-minding available at these events


Free Family New Year's Eve
Each year on New Year's Eve you can bring your family downtown and celebrate with free swimming and skating. 


Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex, 396 City Centre


Children under 7 years of age must at all times be with someone who is at least 16 years of age.
Gingerbread House Challenge

Each Christmas season we invite you to get creative and build your gingerbread house masterpiece.  Get your friends, co-workers and family to join in too.

We'll display the houses for the public viewing and voting.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Youth (6 - 12 years and 13 - 18 years)

  • Adult

  • Family

  • Business

  • Group or organization

  • School classroom



Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue


Late November each year. 2024 date to be determined.


One unwrapped gift for the Kitimat Christmas Hamper Drive.

Guns n' Hoses Hockey Game

All proceeds from this annual hockey game go to KidSport Kitimat.



Tamitik Arena, 400 City Centre



Halloween Howl

Get your kids in costume and bring them to some safe indoor Halloween fun. This event includes spooky games, activities and refreshments.


Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue


In late October each year.  Check back here for the date.


Donation to the Kitimat Food Bank.

Kitamaat Open Basketball Tournament

This annual three-day cultural warming event includes some of Northern BC's top women's and men's basketball teams.


Kitamaat Village: Haisla Recreation Centre
Kitimat: Mount Elizabeth Secondary School


Last weekend in April each year. 


Contact Us: kitamaatbasketball@kitimat.ca

Kitimat Fish Derby

This annual event is organized by the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre.
Find them on Facebook or contact them at 250-632-6294.


Kitimat Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Centre


September 2 and 3

Kitimat Hill Climb
This event takes place near the end of June each year on Haisla Hill between Tsimshian Boulevard and Kingfisher Avenue.
Kitimat Show and Shine
This is your chance to show off your cars, trucks, and bikes.  This event takes place at Tamitik Arena the evening before the Kitimat Hill Climb.
Light Up Kitimat

Kitimat Chamber of Commerce organizes this annual Christmas event.

Christmas lights, Christmas carollers, food, and a visit by Santa all help create a fun, festive atmosphere for families to enjoy.


Upper City Centre Mall including parking area


Late November or early December each year.



is is a free family event.

Rail Jam and Winterfest




These family events takes place at the Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club

in either January or February, depending on the snow level.

The Rail Jam is free to attend, and there is a fee for participants in the competitions.

Run / Walk Festival

Each year we host an Active Living 5K and 10K event, our annual KidSport Run/Walk Festival. 


Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue


June each year

All proceeds go to KidSport Kitimat

Contact Us

Riverlodge Recreation Centre
654 Columbia Avenue, Kitimat, BC V8C 1V5
T. 250-632-8970
F. 250-632-5953
Email: Email the Riverlodge Recreation Centre

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