Arts and Culture

Kitimat is a community with modern infrastructure set in pristine wilderness on Haisla Nation traditional territory.

These different elements help create an ideal environment for artistic and cultural pursuits.

Arts and Crafts

The District of Kitimat organizes two arts and crafts fairs as part of our special events each year:

  • Spring craft and business fair for all home-based businesses including artisans and crafters
  • Christmas craft and gift sale primarily for hand-crafted items made by exhibitors

Both fairs take place at Riverlodge Recreation Centre.

Museum and Archives

Kitimat Museum and Archives is located in downtown Kitimat.

Gift Shop

The museum gift shop has a variety of items that make great gifts, including jewellery, carvings, clothing, and books.

Gallery

Visit the gallery for temporary and permanent exhibitions displaying local history, culture, and visual arts.

Learn about Alcan's aluminum smelter in the 1950s, early valley settlement, and Haisla traditional arts and technology.

Additional displays feature regional geology, flora and fauna.

Hours

Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Closed on Sundays and statutory holidays

Public Library

The Kitimat Public Library is located in downtown Kitimat. 

Hours

Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday Closed    

Membership Cards

Membership cards are free with proof of Kitimat or Kitamaat Village residency or by presenting a valid membership card from another BC public library.
If you are from outside the province, you may purchase a membership for a small fee.

Book Drop-Off Box

An after-hours book drop-off box is available outside the library entrance.

Services

  • Books, graphic novels, comic books, audiobooks, movies and music loans (and more)
  • Mother Goose pre-school story times
  • Author events, seasonal crafts and a variety of literacy programs for all ages
  • Study space and lounge area
  • Computer stations, including free internet access and office software
  • Free wifi access and computer instruction
  • Digital/print newspapers and magazines
  • Photocopier/fax/scanner and print services
  • Reference help
  • Inter-library loans
  • Meeting room rental
Theatre

Mount Elizabeth Theatre (MET) is a multi-use facility ideal for theatrical productions, concerts, recitals, conventions, large meetings and award ceremonies.

Features

  • 512 seats
  • Complete sound and lighting system
  • Dressing rooms
  • Grand piano

Contact Information

1491 Kingfisher Avenue
Kitimat, BC V8C 1E9
Tel: 250-639-6775 or 250-632-7887
metconcerts@mac.com

The Kitimat Concert Association is a regular user of MET. This non-profit group is dedicated to bringing a series of live performances to Kitimat on an annual basis.

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