Special Events

Below are some of the regular events the District of Kitimat is proud to host or support each year:

Canada Day celebrations

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


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

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.

 

When

Saturday April 6, 2024

 

Application Form

 

Fall Craft Fair | 

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

 

When

TBD

 

Where

Riverlodge Recreation Centre

654 Columbia Avenue West, Kitimat

 

 

Admission

Adults: $4
Senior/Student: $3
Children under 5 free 

Note:  Bring a reusable bag or food container and get $1 off admission 

Note: There is no child-minding available at these events

 

Free 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

 

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 viewing and voting.

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. 2024 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

TBD

Halloween Howl

Get your kids in costume and bring them to some safe indoor Halloween 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 Kitimat 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.

Where

Kitamaat Village: Haisla Recreation Centre
Kitimat: Mount Elizabeth Secondary School

When

TBA

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 Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Centre

When

September 2 and 3

Kitimat Hill Climb
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

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

Upper City Centre Mall including parking area

When

Late November or early December each year.

Admission

Th

is is a free family event.

Rail Jam and Winterfest

 

 

 

These family events takes place at the Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club

in either January or February, depending on the snow level.

The Rail Jam is free to attend, and there is a fee for participants in the competitions.

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

All proceeds go to KidSport Kitimat

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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