Special Events


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

Watch for events to be posted on the Community Calendar.

List of Events
Canada Day Celebrations
Festivals Kitimat organizes the Canada Day festivities in Kitimat.  
Phone:  250-632-4225
Email:  festivalskitimat@kitimat.ca
Office:  Lower level of City Centre mall right inside the front doors.  Open 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Website: festivalskitimat.ca
Concert:  54-40
54 40 Concert Poster
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.

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

Check back here in the fall for the 2019 date.
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

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

Check back here in fall 2019

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 Hill Climb
Kitimat Hill Climb 2019 poster
Kitimat Mud and Mini Mud Games

Register now for the 2nd Annual Kitimat Mini Mud Games and the 3rd Annual Kitimat Mud Games.

The Mini Mud Games are for ages 5 to 12.  These games take place on Friday, July 26 starting at 6 p.m.

The Kitimat Mud Games take place on Saturday, July 27 starting at 10 a.m.

Mini Mud registration, waiver and rules

Mud Games registration, waiver and rules

 

Kitimat Mini Mud Games 2019

 

Kitimat Mud Games 2019

 

Kitimat Show and Shine
Kitimat Show and Shine poster
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

Late November on a Sunday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Check back in fall 2019 for the date.

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.

Motocross Stunt Show
Motocross Stunt Show poster
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

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Entry Fee

By donation

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. 

Registration

This year will be our 10th Annual KidSport Run/Walk Festival.  To celebrate, all registrations are $10.

Register by May 17 to receive a race day tshirt.

Registration deadline is June 14 at 12 p.m.

Registration forms

When

Saturday, June 15

Be at Riverlodge Recreation Centre 30 minutes before your race starts.

8:30 a.m. is the start of the 10K race

9:00 a.m. is the start of all other races

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

2019 Run and Walk Festival Poster

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 on June 15

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

Registration

This year will be our 10th Annual KidSport Run/Walk Festival. To celebrate, all registrations are $10.

Register by May 17 to receive a race day tshirt.

Registration deadline is June 14 at 12 p.m.

Registration forms

When

Saturday, June 15

Be at Riverlodge Recreation Centre 30 minutes before your race starts.

8:30 a.m. is the start of the 10K race

9:00 a.m. is the start of all other races

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre, 654 Columbia Avenue

Run Walk Festival poster

All proceeds go to KidSport Kitimat.

Kitimat Show and Shine on June 21
Kitimat Show and Shine poster
Kitimat Hill Climb on June 22
Kitimat Hill Climb 2019 poster
Concert on June 28:  54-40
54 40 Concert Poster
Motocross Stunt Show on June 30
Motocross Stunt Show poster
July
Canada Day Celebrations
Festivals Kitimat organizes the Canada Day festivities in Kitimat.  
Phone:  250-632-4225
Email:  festivalskitimat@kitimat.ca
Office:  Lower level of City Centre mall right inside the front doors.  Open 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
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.

Where

Tamitik Arena, 400 City Centre

When

July 13, 2019

Entry Fee

By donation

Kitimat Mud and Mini Mud Games

Register now for the 2nd Annual Kitimat Mini Mud Games or the 3rd Annual Kitimat Mud Games.

Mini Mud Games for ages 5 to 12 takes place on Friday, July 26 starting at 6 p.m.

Kitimat Mud Games takes place on Saturday, July 27 starting at 10 a.m.

Mini Mud registration, waiver and rules

Mud Games registration, waiver and rules

Kitimat Mini Mud Games 2019

 

 Kitimat Mud Games 2019

 

August
 
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 fall 2019

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

Late November on a Sunday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Check back in fall 2019 for the date.

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 - 9:00 p.m.
This event is on Plaid Friday each year. 

 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

Check back here in the fall for the 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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