Transportation

Kitimat's transportation services are well established and provide the community with reliable options for getting from here to there.

Airport
 Northwest Regional Airport (YXT)

The Northwest Regional Airport (YXT) is located in Terrace, a 55 km drive from Kitimat.

Westjet, Air Canada and Central Mountain Air offer direct flights on a daily basis to and from Vancouver and other BC locations.

Pay parking

Rent a car

In addition to the use of taxis, friends, or family, it may be possible to arrange transportation to or from the airport using internet networking websites such as Poparide or Facebook. However, the District makes no representations or guarantees about the safety or reliability of any carpooling service.

For seniors 60 years or over, disabled or economically-challenged individuals, the District of Kitimat Airport Transportation Subsidy Program provides partial fare reimbursement.

Kitimat Airpark

The Kitimat Airpark is listed as a registered airport in the Canadian Flight Supplement.  It is operated by the Kitimat Flying Club.

Runway: 17/35  3000 x 50 feet, gravel surface

Unicom: 122.8

54:09:50N/128:34:51W

6 NM (14 km) north of Kitimat on Highway 37

20 NM (37 km) south of Terrace on Highway 37

Due to high trees on approach paths and runway, and taxiway conditions, it is recommended that pilots unfamiliar with the Kitimat Airpark conduct a ground inspection prior to usage.

 
Bus

There are four bus transportation services operating in Kitimat. 

  • Bus tickets and monthly passes can be purchased at:
    - District of Kitimat main office on the third floor in City Centre Mall
    - Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre in downtown Kitimat
    - Riverlodge Recreation Centre located at 640 Columbia Avenue
  • HandyDART tickets can be purchased at:
    - District of Kitimat main office on the third floor in City Centre Mall

If you choose to pay your bus fare with cash, please note that the bus drivers do not carry change.

Between Communities

The Terrace-Kitimat Connector bus travels between Kitimat, Kitamaat Village and Terrace during the week.

Schedules and maps

Fares

Rider's Guide

Between Kitimat and the Airport

subsidized transportation program is in place for travel between the airport and Kitimat. Who is eligible?

  • Kitimat resident 60 years or older and a caregiver
  • Any person with disabilities and a caregiver
  • Those who are economically challenged

To confirm eligibility, contact the Leisure Services department by email or call 250-632-8970.

 In Town
Public transit buses run seven days a week on fixed routes throughout Kitimat.

Two bicycles fit on the bike rack at the front of each bus.

The buses have a low-floor design to accommodate wheelchairs, scooters and strollers.

Schedules and maps

Fares

Rider's Guide

Free Student Bus Fares in Kitimat

In September 2020, the District of Kitimat introduced free bus fares for all students attending a Kitimat school or homeschooling in Kitimat, from kindergarten to Grade 12.  The pilot program was a success, and Mayor and Council have now extended it until August 31, 2023.

Student free fares can be used on the Kitimat transit system and also on parts of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine system, specifically the routes to Cable Car and Kitamaat Village.

 

Students 14 and under are not required to show student ID.

  • Students in high school (ages 15 – 18) will be required to show student ID in order to participate in the program.
  • Students who do not possess a student ID, or are unable to obtain one, can apply for a free monthly bus pass at the District of Kitimat municipal hall.
  • When students receive their new student ID’s in the fall, stickers will be provided and required on all students ID’s in order to board the bus for free.
  • When the high school year ends in June, students will still be able to use their student ID or monthly bus pass until the end of August. 

 

The pilot program was initially passed by Council in January 2020 with the goal of encouraging more young people to use public transportation and help move Kitimat towards more eco-friendly transportation.

“We’re pleased to be able to support families by increasing the access to transportation and hopefully also supporting community shift towards more environmentally sustainable practices.”  Mayor of Kitimat, Phil Germuth stated in an interview with the Northern Sentinel

More information on bus schedules and fares can be found at BC Transit.

Questions regarding this program should be directed to the District of Kitimat.

 HandyDART In Town (for those who are eligible)

If you are unable to use the public transit bus service due to a disability, register for HandyDART service.

HandyDART operates from 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. everyday.

Book a trip by calling 250-632-4449.

 
Marina

MK Bay Marina is a private marina at the head of Douglas Channel located near Kitamaat Village, approximately 10 km from Kitimat. The marina offers a variety of services including:

  • Boat launch
  • Campground
  • Fish processing (coming soon)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry and shower facilities
  • Long-term moorage
  • Retail and convenience store with a large selection tackle and boating supplies
  • Short-term moorage

MK Bay Marina is open year-round to serve as your access point to the Douglas Channel.

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