Special Events

Below is a list of some of the special events we help organize in Kitimat.  

Watch for events posted on the Community Calendar also.

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

Phone: 250-632-4225
Email
Office:  TBD in 2020

Website: festivalskitimat.ca
Concert

2020:  TBD

2019:  54-40

2018: AC/DC Tribute Band, Bad Moon Riders

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 their merchandise. 

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre
654 Columbia Avenue West, Kitimat

When

Early April each year.  
Check back in 2020 for the date.

Admission

Note: There is no child-minding available at this event

Fall Craft Fair

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

Application Form

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre

654 Columbia Avenue West, Kitimat

When

Friday, November 1, 2019 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission

Adults $4
Students/Seniors $3
Children 4 years and under are free

Note: There is no child-minding available at this event.

2019 Christmas Craft Fair Poster

 

Family New Year's Eve

Bring the family downtown and celebrate New Year's Eve with free swimming and skating.

Where

Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex, 396 City Centre

When

December 31 each year

Admission

This is a free event
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 to view and vote on. 

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Youth (6 - 12 years and 13 - 18 years)
  • Adult
  • Family
  • Business
  • Group or organization
  • School classroom

Only One Rule

  • Half of the house must be made of gingerbread

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Bring your gingerbread house to Riverlodge on Thursday, November 28, 2019.
Winner will be announced on Friday, December 6 at 4 p.m.

Entry fee

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.

On February 16, 2019 the game was against the Montreal Canadiens Alumni.
Final score: Montreal Canadiens Alumni 12 - Kitimat Guns 'n Hoses 5

Where

Tamitik Arena, 400 City Centre

When

Check back here in 2020 for the date

Hallowe'en Howl

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

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Sunday, October 27, 2019
Preschoolers from 3:30 - 4 p.m. 
All ages from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Admission

Donation to the 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.

Location

Kitamaat Village Recreation Centre and Mount Elizabeth Secondary School

When

In April each year
Check back here in 2020 for the date

Admission


www.kitimatbasketball.com

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.

Where

Kitimat Rod and Gun Club

When

Labour Day weekend

Kitimat Hill Climb
This event takes place near the end of June each year on Haisla Hill between Tsimshian Boulevard and Kingfisher Avenue.

Check back here in 2020 for information on the 12th Annual Kitimat Memorial Hill Climb.
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

The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce organizes this annual Christmas event. 

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

Where

Downtown in Mountainview Square 

When

Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Admission

This is a free family event.

Love Kitimat Trade Show

The annual Love Kitimat Trade Show showcases local independent businesses all together at a fun family event in downtown Kitimat.

The Love Kitimat program is part of the Love Northern BC program supporting small independent businesses in the region.

Where

City Centre Mall

When

Friday, November 29, 2019, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
This event is in November on Plaid Friday each year.

Motorcycle Show 'n' Shine

The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce invites motorcycle enthusiasts to polish up their bikes and put them on display at the annual Motorcycle Show 'n' Shine.

Enter to win door prizes. Vote for your favourite bike for Best in Show.

All proceeds go to the Kitimat Humane Society.

This event takes place in the month of July. Check back here for the 2020 date.

For information call the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce at 250-632-6294.

Rail Jam

Due to a lack of snow, the 2019 Rail Jam was cancelled.

Where

Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club

When

Check back here for the 2020 date.

Run Walk Festival

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

When - in June each year; check back here for the 2020 date

Where - Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

All proceeds go to KidSport Kitimat

Month Order
 
January
 
February

Guns 'n Hoses Hockey Game

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

On February 16, 2019 the game was against the Montreal Canadiens Alumni. 
Final score: Montreal Canadiens Alumni 12 - Kitimat Guns 'n Hoses 5

Where

Tamitik Arena, 400 City Centre

When

Check back here in 2020 for the date.

March

 Rail Jam

Due to a lack of snow, the 2019 Rail Jam has been cancelled.

Where

Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club

When

Check back here for the 2020 date.

April
 
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.

Location

Kitamaat Village Recreation Centre and Mount Elizabeth Secondary School

When

In April each year
Check back here in 2020 for the date

Admission


www.kitimatbasketball.com

 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 their merchandise. 

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre
654 Columbia Avenue West, Kitimat

When

Early April each year.  
Check back in 2020 for the date.

Admission

 

Note: There is no child-minding available at this event

May
 
June
Run Walk Festival

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

When - in June each year; check back here for the 2020 date

Where - Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

All proceeds go to KidSport Kitimat

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.
Kitimat Hill Climb
This event takes place near the end of June each year on Haisla Hill between Tsimshian Boulevard and Kingfisher Avenue.

Check back here in 2020 for information on the 12th Annual Kitimat Memorial Hill Climb.
Concert

2020:  TBD

2019:  54-40

2018: AC/DC Tribute Band, Bad Moon Riders

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

Phone: 250-632-4225
Email
Office:  TBD in 2020

Website: festivalskitimat.ca
Motorcycle Show 'n' Shine

The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce invites motorcycle enthusiasts to polish up their bikes and put them on display at the annual Motorcycle Show 'n' Shine.

Enter to win door prizes. Vote for your favourite bike for Best in Show.

All proceeds go to the Kitimat Humane Society.

This event takes place in the month of July. Check back here for the 2020 date.

For information call the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce at 250-632-6294.

August

 

September

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.

Where

Kitimat Rod and Gun Club

When

Labour Day weekend each year

October
 Hallowe'en Howl - October 27, 2019

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

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Sunday, October 27, 2019
Preschoolers from 3:30 - 4 p.m. 
All ages from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Admission

Donation to the Food Bank

November
Fall Craft Fair - November 1 and 2, 2019

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

Application

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre

654 Columbia Avenue West, Kitimat

When

Friday, November 1, 2019 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission

Adults $4
Students/Seniors $3
Children 4 years and under are free

Note: There is no child-minding available at this event.

2019 Christmas Craft Fair Poster

Gingerbread House Challenge - November 28, 2019

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 to view and vote on. 

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Youth (6 - 12 years and 13 - 18 years)
  • Adult
  • Family
  • Business
  • Group or organization
  • School classroom

Only One Rule

  • Half of the house must be made of gingerbread

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Bring your gingerbread house to Riverlodge on Thursday, November 28, 2019.
Winner will be announced on Friday, December 6 at 4 p.m.

Entry fee

One unwrapped gift for the Kitimat Christmas hamper drive.

Love Kitimat Trade Show - November 29, 2019

The annual Love Kitimat Trade Show showcases local independent businesses all together at a fun family event in downtown Kitimat.

The Love Kitimat program is part of the Love Northern BC program supporting small independent businesses in the region.

Where

City Centre Mall

When

Friday, November 29, 2019, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
This event is on Plaid Friday each year. 

December

Light Up Kitimat - December 1, 2019

The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce organizes this annual Christmas event. 

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

Where

Downtown in Mountainview Square behind Save-On Foods

When

Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Admission

This is a free family event.

 

Check back soon for more information.

Family New Year's Eve - December 31, 2019

Bring the family downtown and celebrate New Year's Eve with free swimming and skating.

Where

Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex, 396 City Centre

When

December 31 each year.

Admission

This is a free event.
Children under 7 years of age must, at all times, be with someone who is at least 16 years of age.

 

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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