Special Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, special events are postponed until further notice.

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.

Due to COVID-19, virtual celebrations will be organized for 2020.

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

Craft Fairs

Spring Craft Fair

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Spring Craft Fair has been cancelled.

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

Admission

Adults $4
Students and Seniors $3
Children under 5 years are free
Note:  Bring a reusable bag or food container and get $1 off admission

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.

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre

654 Columbia Avenue West, Kitimat

When

Check back here in September for the date.

Admission

 

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

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.

Where

Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex, 396 City Centre

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

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Late November each year. 2020 date to be determined.

Admission

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.

Where

Tamitik Arena, 400 City Centre

When

In the fall or early in the new year.  Check back here 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

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

Admission

Donation to the Food Bank

Kitamaat Open Basketball Tournament

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled for 2020.

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

Where

Kitamaat Village: Recreation Centre
Kitimat:  Mount Elizabeth Secondary School

When

April 3,4 and 5, 2020

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

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled for 2020.

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

The 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.

Where

Downtown Kitimat in Mountainview Square behind Save On Foods

When

Late November or early December each year. 2020 date to be determined.

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 in downtown Kitimat

When

Plaid Friday, November 27, 2020

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 at the Chamber of Commerce in the month of July. Check back here for the 2020 date.

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

Multicultural Festival

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled for 2020.

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Rail Jam and Winterfest

This family event takes place at the Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club in either January or February, depending on the snow level.

There is a fee to participate in the Rail Jam but otherwise the event is free.

Check back here in January 2021 for more information.

Run Walk Festival

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

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

June each year; check back here for the 2020 date.

All proceeds go to KidSport Kitimat

Month Order
January
 
February

Rail Jam and Winterfest

This family event takes place at the Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club in either January or February, depending on the snow level.

There is a fee to participate in the Rail Jam but otherwise the event is free.

Check back here in January 2021 for more information.

Guns 'n Hoses Hockey Game

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

Where

Tamitik Arena, 400 City Centre

When

In the fall or early in the new year.  Check back here for the date.

March
 Multicultural Festival

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled for 2020.

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

 

April
Kitamaat Open Basketball Tournament

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 tournament has been cancelled. 

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

Where

Kitamaat Village: Recreation Centre
Kitimat: Mount Elizabeth Secondary School

When

April 3, 4, and 5, 2020 

Admission

www.kitimatbasketball.com

Spring Craft Fair

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Spring Craft Fair has been cancelled.

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

Admission

Adults $4
Students and Seniors $3
Children under 5 years are free
Note:  Bring a reusable bag or food container and get $1 off admission

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. 

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

June each year; check back here for the 2020 date

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

Due to COVID, this event is cancelled for 2020.

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

July
Canada Day Celebrations

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

Due to COVID-19, virtual celebrations will be organized for 2020.

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

 

October
 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

TBD

Admission

Donation to the Food Bank

November
Fall Craft Fair

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

TBD

Admission

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

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

 

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

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Late November each year. 2020 date to be determined.

Entry fee

One unwrapped gift for the Kitimat Christmas hamper drive.

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 in downtown Kitimat

When

Plaid Friday, November 27, 2020

December

Light Up Kitimat

The 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.

Where

Downtown Kitimat in Mountainview Square behind Save On Foods

When

Late November or early December each year. 2020 date to be determined. 

Admission

This is a free family event.

Family New Year's Eve - December 31, 2020

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

Where

Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex, 396 City Centre

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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