Special Events

Photo of Canada Day parade 2018Below 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 7, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission

Adults $4.00

Students/Seniors $3.00

Children under 5 - Free, but must be accompanied by an adult or a responsible person aged 16 or older.

Vendor registration fee

Registration Fees: $55+GST crafter / $75+GST business

Note

There will be no child-minding available at this event.

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

Dates pending for 2018

Admission

Adults $4.00

Students/Seniors $3.00

Children under 5 - Free, but must be accompanied by an adult or a responsible person aged 16 or older.

Vendor registration fee

Registration Fees: $55+GST crafter / $75+GST business

Note

There is no child-minding available at this event.

Family New Year's Eve

Get your family together and celebrate on New Year's Eve with games, swimming, skating and other activities that are fun for families.

Where

Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex, 396 City Centre

When

December 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Admission

This is a free event.

Children 6 years and under must be accompanied by a person 14 years or older at all times.

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

Each Christmas season we invite you to get creative and build your gingerbread house masterpiece.

We'll display the houses for the public to view and vote on. 

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Youth
  • Adult
  • Family
  • Business
  • Group or organization
  • School classroom

Rules

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

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Watch here for the date to be posted.

Entry fee

One unwrapped gift for the Kitimat Christmas hamper drive.

Guns 'n Hoses Hockey Tournament

Come out for a fun evening of hockey and watch the Kitimat Fire and Rescue group play against the Kitimat RCMP detachment.  All proceeds go to KidSport Kitimat.

Where

Tamitik Arena, 400 City Centre

When

January 27, 2018

6:00 p.m.

Admission

$5.00

Children under 3 are free but must be accompanied at all times by an adult or a responsible person aged 16 or over.

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

2018 date to be announced.

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (1 - 5 years of age)

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (all ages)

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

April 6, 7 and 8, 2018

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

 
Kitimat Mud and Mini Mud Games

The Kitimat Mud Games were such a big hit last year that we've added the Kitimat Mini-Mud Games this year for kids 12 and under. Get ready to tackle some extreme but fun obstacles that will push you to the limit.

Where

At Loganberry and Quatsino Boulevard

Mini Mud Games, August 10, 2018 at 6pm

Mud Games, August 11, 2018 at 10am

Register Online

 
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

November 25, 2018

Admission

This is a free event.

Memorial Hill Climb

Come watch drag racing by dragsters from all over the province.

Where

"The hill": The section of Haisla Boulevard between Tsimshian Boulevard and Kingfisher Avenue.

When

Coming this summer.  Watch for the date to be posted.

Admission

This is a free event.

Note

For your safety, please watch from behind the roped off area.

If you have young children please ensure their ears are protected with ear muffs or ear plugs as revving of engines can be loud.

 
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 on your favourite bike for Best in Show.

All proceeds go to the Kitimat Humane Society.

Where

Tamitik Arena, 400 City Centre

When

July 14, 2018

Entry Fee

By donation

North West Photo Fest

If you have an interest in photography this photo fest is for you. The event will take place on August 10, 11 and 12, 2018.

Get more information on the North West Photo Fest website.

Outdoor Movie

This year's outdoor movie is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG) 

On Tuesday, August 7 bring a chair and/or blanket and come on down to the Riverlodge soccer field anytime after 9:30pm to settle in for the movie.

The movie will start at dusk.  There will be a concession selling snacks.

If it rains we'll move things into the Riverlodge gym.

Jumanji poster

Rail Jam

Youth and young adults get to show off their snowboarding and skiing skills at this entertaining family event in Kitimat's downtown core. Food vendors and music create a great atmosphere for this fun winter event.

Where

Downtown in the City Centre Mall's lower parking lot.

When

Watch here for the January 2019 date to be posted.

Run Walk Festival

Every 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. Registration cut-off is 12 p.m. on June 1, 2018. No registrations will be taken after this time.

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Saturday, June 2, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. for 21 km run*
  • 9:00 a.m. for all other distances*

* Arrive a half hour before race start time and check-in at the registration table.

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
 
Guns 'n Hoses Hockey Tournament

Come out for a fun evening of hockey and watch the Kitimat Fire and Rescue group play against the Kitimat RCMP detachment.  All proceeds go to KidSport Kitimat.

Where

Tamitik Arena, 400 City Centre

When

January 27, 2018

6:00 p.m.

Admission

$5.00

Children under 3 are free but must be accompanied at all times by an adult or a responsible person aged 16 or over.

Rail Jam

Youth and young adults get to show off their snowboarding and skiing skills at this entertaining family event in Kitimat's downtown core. Food vendors and music create a great atmosphere for this fun winter event.

Where

Downtown in the City Centre Mall's lower parking lot.

When

Watch here for the January 2019 date to be posted.

February
 
March
 
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 6, 7 and 8, 2018

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

 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 7, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission

Adults $4.00

Students/Seniors $3.00

Children under 5 - Free, but must be accompanied by an adult or a responsible person aged 16 or older.

Vendor registration fee

Registration Fees: $55+GST crafter / $75+GST business

Note

There will be no child-minding available at this event.

May
 
June
Memorial Hill Climb

Come watch drag racing by dragsters from all over the province.

Where

"The hill": The section of Haisla Boulevard between Tsimshian Boulevard and Kingfisher Avenue.

When

Coming this summer.  Watch for the date to be posted.

Admission

This is a free event.

Note

For your safety, please watch from behind the roped off area.

If you have young children please ensure their ears are protected with ear muffs or ear plugs as revving of engines can be loud.

Run Walk Festival

Every 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. Registration cut-off is 12 p.m. on June 1, 2018. No registrations will be taken after this time.

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Saturday, June 2, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. for 21 km run*
  • 9:00 a.m. for all other distances*

* Arrive a half hour before race start time and check-in at the registration table.

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 on your favourite bike for Best in Show.

All proceeds go to the Kitimat Humane Society.

Where

Tamitik Arena, 400 City Centre

When

July 14, 2018

Entry Fee

By donation

August
Kitimat Mud and Mini Mud Games

The Kitimat Mud Games were such a big hit last year that we've added the Kitimat Mini-Mud Games this year for kids 12 and under. Get ready to tackle some extreme but fun obstacles that will push you to the limit.

Where

At Loganberry and Quatsino Boulevard

Mini Mud Games, August 10, 2018 at 6pm

Mud Games, August 11, 2018 at 10am

Register Online

Outdoor Movie

This year's outdoor movie is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG) 

On Tuesday, August 7 bring a chair and/or blanket and come on down to the Riverlodge soccer field anytime after 9:30pm to settle in for the movie.

The movie will start at dusk.  There will be a concession selling snacks.

If it rains we'll move things into the Riverlodge gym.

 

Jumanji poster

North West Photo Fest

If you have an interest in photography this photo fest is for you. The event will take place on August 10, 11 and 12, 2018.

Get more information on the North West Photo Fest website.

September
 Annual Fish Derby
The Kitimat Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual fish derby on Labour Day weekend in early September 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

2018 date to be announced.

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (1 - 5 years of age)

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (all ages)

Admission

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

November 25, 2018

Admission

This is a free event.

 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

Dates pending for 2018

Admission

Adults $4.00

Students/Seniors $3.00

Children under 5 - Free, but must be accompanied by an adult or a responsible person aged 16 or older.

Vendor registration fee

Registration Fees: $55+GST crafter / $75+GST business

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.

We'll display the houses for the public to view and vote on. 

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Youth
  • Adult
  • Family
  • Business
  • Group or organization
  • School classroom

Rules

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

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

When

Watch here for the date to be posted.

Entry fee

One unwrapped gift for the Kitimat Christmas hamper drive.

Family New Year's Eve

Get your family together and celebrate on New Year's Eve with games, swimming, skating and other activities that are fun for families.

Where

Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex, 396 City Centre

When

December 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Admission

This is a free event.

Children 6 years and under must be accompanied by a person 14 years or older at all times.

 

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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