Special Events


Below is a list of some of the special events we hold annually in Kitimat.  

Check out the list of upcoming events in the current Leisure Services guide.  

Watch for events to be posted on the Community Calendar.

List of Events
Canada Day Celebrations
Visit Festivals Kitimat for information on Canada Day celebrations.
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. Please fill out an application if you'd like to participate.

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre
654 Columbia Avenue West, Kitimat

When

Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission

Adults $4.00
Students/Seniors $3.00
Children under 5 are free but must be accompanied by an adult or a responsible person aged 16 or older

Vendor registration fee

Craft or Food Table fee: $60.00 +GST
8 Foor Space ONLY: $60.00 +GST
Commercial or Homebased Business: $80.00 +GST 

Note

There is no child-minding available at this event

2019 Spring Craft Fair Application

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

In early November each year. Check back here in September 2019 for the date.

Admission

Note

There is no child-minding available at this event.

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.

Fish Derby

Thank you to all 2018 participants! Find the Kitimat Fish Derby results here.

The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Kitimat Fish Derby on Labour Day weekend in early September each year.

For more information contact the Chamber at 250-632-6294.

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

Rules

  • More than three quarters of the house must be made of gingerbread
  • The board can be no bigger than 24” x 26”

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Stay tuned for 2019 dates.
Submit your entry in late November.
Judging takes place in December.

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

2020 date TBD

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

Check back here in October 2019

Admission by 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

April 12, 13 and 14, 2019

Admission

$5.00

Children 5 and under are free

Seniors and elders 60 years and over are free

Tickets available at the venue

www.kitimatbasketball.com

2019 Kitamaat Open Basketball Tournament poster

 

Kitimat Mud and Mini Mud Games

The Kitimat Mud and Mini-Mud Games in August 2018 were a big success.

Check back here in 2019 for information on the 3rd annual mud games.

Call Riverlodge Recreation Centre at 250-632-8970 for more information.

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 behind Save-On Foods

When

2019 date TBD
Late November, Sunday 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

This event is on Plaid Friday each year.

Friday, November 29, 2019, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

Memorial Hill Climb

The Kitimat Memorial Hill Climb takes place in late June or early July each year and is open to drag racers from all over the province.  

Thanks to everyone who helped organize the very successful 2018 Hill Climb.

Check back with us next year to get information on the 2019 Hill Climb.

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.

Where

Tamitik Arena, 400 City Centre

When

July 2019 (day TBD)

Entry Fee

By donation

North West Photo Fest

Thank you to everyone who participated in the North West Photo Fest in August 2018.

Get more information on the North West Photo Fest website.

Outdoor Movie

In 2018 the outdoor movie was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG) 

Check back here next summer for information on the 2019 outdoor movie.

  • Outdoor movies take place in August at Riverlodge, starting at dusk, sometime after 9:30 p.m.
  • Bring a chair/blanket
  • A concession will sell snacks
  • If it rains we move into the Riverlodge gym
Rail Jam

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

Where

Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club

When

In January or February each year

Run Walk Festival

Each year we host an Active Living 5K, 10K or half marathon along with the annual walk/run festival. Celebrate your active lifestyle while supporting KidSport Kitimat. 

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

June 2019 (day TBD)

Entry fee

See the leisure guide for fees which vary depending on age and when you pay

All proceeds go to KidSport Kitimat

For more information contact Riverlodge Recreation Centre at 250-632-8970

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

2020 date TBD

March

 Rail Jam

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

Where

Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club

When

In January or February each year

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

April 12, 13 and 14, 2019

Admission

Children 5 and under are free.
Seniors and elders 60 years and over are free.
Tickets available at the venue.
www.kitimatbasketball.com

2019 Kitamaat Open Basketball Tournament poster

 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. Please fill out an application if you'd like to participate.

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre
654 Columbia Avenue West, Kitimat

When

Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission

Adults $4.00
Students/Seniors $3.00
Children under 5 are free but must be accompanied by an adult or a responsible person aged 16 or older

Vendor registration fee

Craft or Food Table fee: $60.00 +GST
8 Foor Space ONLY: $60.00 +GST
Commercial or Homebased Business: $80.00 +GST 

Note

There is no child-minding available at this event

2019 Spring Craft Fair Application

May
 
June
Memorial Hill Climb

The Kitimat Memorial Hill Climb takes place in late June or early July each year and is open to drag racers from all over the province.  

Thanks to everyone who helped organize the very successful 2018 Hill Climb.

Check back with us next year to get information on the 2019 Hill Climb.

Run Walk Festival

Each year Kitimat hosts an Active Living 5K, 10K or half marathon along with the annual walk/run festival. Celebrate your active lifestyle while supporting KidSport Kitimat. 

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Around June 2019 - TBD

Entry fee

See the leisure guide for fees which vary depending on age and when you pay.

All proceeds go to KidSport Kitimat.

For more information contact Riverlodge Recreation Centre at 250-632-8970.

July
Canada Day Celebrations
Visit Festivals Kitimat for information on Canada Day celebrations.
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.

Where

Tamitik Arena, 400 City Centre

When

July 2019 - TBD

Entry Fee

By donation

August
Kitimat Mud and Mini Mud Games

The Kitimat Mud and Mini-Mud Games in August 2018 were a huge success.

Check back here in 2019 for information on the 3rd annual mud games.

Call Riverlodge Recreation Centre at 250-632-8971 for more information.

Outdoor Movie

The 2018 outdoor movie was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG) 

Check back here next summer for information on the 2019 outdoor movie.

  • Outdoor movies take place in August at Riverlodge, starting at dusk, sometime after 9:30 p.m.
  • Bring a chair/blanket
  • A concession will sell snacks
  • If it rains we move into the Riverlodge gym
North West Photo Fest

Thank you to everyone who participated in the North West Photo Fest in August 2018.

For information go to the North West Photo Fest website.

September
 Annual Kitimat Fish Derby

Thank you to all 2018 participants! Find the Kitimat Fish Derby results here.

The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Kitimat Fish Derby on Labour Day weekend in early September each year.

For more information contact the Chamber at 250-632-6294.

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

Check back here in October 2019

Admission by donation to the Food Bank

November
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 behind Save-On Foods

When

2019 date TBD
Late November, Sunday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Admission

This is a fun, 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

This event is on Plaid Friday each year.

Friday, November 29, 2019, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

 Fall Craft Fair

Our annual Christmas Craft & 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

In early November each year. Check back here in September 2019 for the date.

Admission

Note

There is no child-minding available at this event.

December

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

Rules

  • More than three quarters of the house must be made of gingerbread
  • The board can be no bigger than 24” x 26”

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Stay tuned for 2019 dates.
Submit your entry in late November.
Judging takes place in December.

Entry fee

One unwrapped gift for the Kitimat Christmas hamper drive.

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.

 

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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