Trails

Hike along the shores of the Douglas Channel, the banks of the Kitimat River or climb one of our beautiful mountains. The trail to Robinson Ridge is a local favourite as it leads to crystal clear mountain lakes.

 

Trails in Kitimat through its forests and mountains range from easy to difficult, and there is plenty of opportunity to observe wildlife in their natural environment.

 

 

Trails

Hike along the shores of the Douglas Channel, the banks of the Kitimat River or climb one of our beautiful mountains. The trail to Robinson Ridge is a local favourite as it leads to crystal clear mountain lakes.

 

Trails in Kitimat through its forests and mountains range from easy to difficult, and there is plenty of opportunity to observe wildlife in their natural environment.

 

 

Kitimat’s Top Trails

There are hundreds of kilometers of trails to explore in and around Kitimat.

Some of the more popular trails include:

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Trail NameDifficultyDistanceLoop or One-WayHighlights
Clague Mountain TrailHard8 kmOne-WayTrail to Clague Mountain with overnight cabins.
Coho FlatsEasy2 kmOne-WayTrail to the Kitimat River.
Fisherman’s TrailIntermediate3.5 kmOne-WayCrosses rugged rock terrain with short up and down pitches.
Hirsch Creek Canyon TrailEasy400 m - 4 km One-WayShort 400m walk to the canyon viewpoint or a longer route through the forest.
Hirsch Creek Park TrailEasy1.5 kmLoopExcellent picnic spot and to view a coastal old-growth forest and large trees.
Joe’s Trail Easy3.5 kmOne-Way Runs down the east bank of the Kitimat River to the end of the Lower Dyke Road.
Mount Elizabeth TrailHard10.9 kmOne-WayFollows along a ridge and then drops into a saddle before final summit climb.
North Cove TrailIntermediate3.2 kmOne-WayDescends through old cut blocks and old growth forests.
North Hirsch CreekEasy1.5 kmOne-WayFollows the old road/ATV trail up the north side of the creek and to the logging bridge.
Pine Creek TrailIntermediate1-2 kmLoopUpper and lower loops are 1km.
South Hirsch Creek TrailEasy2 km One-WayTrail that follows the south side of Hirsch Creek.

Parks

The Kitimat region is home to coastal parks, protected areas and heritage conservancies. Some you can get to by land, others are more remote and accessible only by water.

 

There are park spaces suitable for all members of the family including outdoor wading pools and green spaces, skateboard and bike parks, along with many playgrounds throughout town!

Parks

The Kitimat region is home to coastal parks, protected areas and heritage conservancies. Some you can get to by land, others are more remote and accessible only by water.

 

There are park spaces suitable for all members of the family including outdoor wading pools and green spaces, skateboard and bike parks, along with many playgrounds throughout town!

Adventure Parks

There are 22 Adventure Parks in Kitimat that include a range of amenities such as wading pools, playgrounds, mini rock walls, barbeques, campgrounds, picnic tables and more!

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Centennial Park

Built in 1971 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of British Columbia’s entry into Confederation. Highlight: Totem pole that depicts the story of Hunclee Qualaas or Waa-mis and the founding of Kitimat.

Coghlin Park

Haisla Boulevard scenic lookout with spectacular views of the Douglas Channel from the manicured gardens of Coghlin Park.

Giant Spruce Park

Located on the shores of the Kitimat River floodplain, the remains of a previously registered “largest living Sitka Spruce in B.C.‘’ can be found in the park.

Heritage Park

Tribute to many of the different multicultural groups who reside in Kitimat. Located in front of the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Centre.

Kuldo Dog Park

The Kuldo Dog Park is located on Kuldo Boulevard across from Driftwood Street. Please read the Dog Park rules prior to visiting.

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Kitimat Sk8 Park

An outdoor park for those on skateboards, bikes, scooters and rollerblades. Call Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex for more information at 250-632-8955.

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Hot Tips

Remember to take your camera.

Opportunity to observe wildlife, big and small, will present itself when you least expect it!

Share your best photos with us!

Email them to tourism@kitimatchamber.ca and include a description, date taken and who should get the photo credit.

Resources

Check out the resources below ahead of your hiking or walking adventure in Kitimat!