Truly embraced by nature. From above, a modern community set in the middle of a lush and magical greenbelt alongside the Kitimat River, extending to the ocean shores. On the ground, Kitimat is family-oriented, offers great indoor amenities and endless outdoor fun. Known for its numerous, stable employment opportunities and enviable lifestyle – current economic growth will carry these advantages on for future generations.


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Here are some key facts about Kitimat:


Year of Incorporation

242 km²



Population (2016 census)


Avg. Housing Price (2020)

Kitimat, BC 

Kitimat is known for being a marvel of nature and industry. The benefits of living in Kitimat include a thriving economy, the bounty of business and exciting employment opportunities balanced alongside a comfortable, relaxed lifestyle.

There are unlimited options for outdoor adventure (including some of the best river and ocean fishing on the west coast!) a variety of modern indoor recreational facilities and programs, abundant green spaces, an extensive neighbourhood walkway system, and carefully balanced residential, commercial and industrial areas that provide a great quality of life.

Kitimat is on the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation. Living and working on the land and water in this area has been fundamental to the Haisla way of life for thousands of years and they are committed to the preservation of these resources for future generations.


A more fulfilling future awaits. You choose more when you choose Kitimat: natural opportunities, a varied economy and home to the largest private sector investment in Canadian history. Future growth prospects for Kitimat are strong.

If you’re entrepreneurial or career-minded, this is the time to start your own business, land a big industry gig or secure a stable job. Kitimat needs all kinds of new businesses and workers from across all sectors. The backdrops are also stunning and the commutes are quick!

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Key Industries

  • Manufacturing
  • Shipping
  • Energy

Key Attractions

  • Ocean and river fishing
  • Hiking
  • Winter sports

Indigenous Territory

  • x̣àʼisla w̓áwís (Haisla First Nation)

Key Geography

  • Douglas Channel, one of the widest and deepest waterways on the west coast


Kitimat offers a high standard of living supported by a substantial industrial tax base. This is an amazing place to settle and raise a family without the hustle and bustle of big city life. You can truly do it all here: a full-time, permanent career, short commutes, own your own home, and pay the lowest property taxes in the region. Kitimat is situated in a stunning coastal rainforest with the opportunity for endless outdoor adventures.


Excellent indoor leisure facilities that include an aquatic centre and two ice arenas. World-class river and ocean fishing, coastal parks, a picturesque 18-hole golf course, incredible hiking trails, backcountry cabins, campgrounds and natural hot springs are some of the outdoor options on your doorstep.

From its vibrant arts and culture scene to its strong ties to Indigenous culture, and unparalleled access to the great outdoors – Kitimat provides an ideal environment for artistic, adventure, and cultural endeavours.

Schools are accessible and most are within walking distance from home. Transit runs like clockwork to serve the community.

Health and wellness services include the Kitimat General Hospital – a Level 4 trauma centre – and excellent fire and paramedic services. All indications of the community’s great standard of living.

Learn more about Kitimat here.