Snowshoeing

Snowshoe on Clague Mountain Trail and stay overnight at the backcountry cabin with epic views of Kitimat Valley. There are routes for everyone, from novice to more experienced. 

 

Snowshoeing is a great winter activity for the whole family and is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to exercise and/or get out and enjoy the snow. If you enjoy hiking, then you will love exploring the marked trails in winter too and possibly spot some wildlife along the way.  

 

Trails are dependent on the amount of snow with routes for everyone: from novice to the more experienced.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoe on Clague Mountain Trail and stay overnight at the backcountry cabin with epic views of Kitimat Valley. There are routes for everyone, from novice to more experienced. 

 

Snowshoeing is a great winter activity for the whole family and is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to exercise and/or get out and enjoy the snow. If you enjoy hiking, then you will love exploring the marked trails in winter too and possibly spot some wildlife along the way.  

 

Trails are dependent on the amount of snow with routes for everyone: from novice to the more experienced.

Snowmobiling/
Sledding

Those who sled in Kitimat are rarely disappointed! Kitimat has hundred of kilometers of trails, including two scenic trails to choose from that lead to overnight backcountry cabins:

 

Clague Cabin Trail

Groomed trail with a viewpoint of Squirrel Mountain.

 

Robinson Ridge Cabin Trail

Add this perfect trail to stunning views to your bucket list!

Snowmobiling/
Sledding

Those who sled in Kitimat are rarely disappointed! Kitimat has hundred of kilometers of trails, including two scenic trails to choose from that lead to overnight backcountry cabins:

 

Clague Cabin Trail

Groomed trail with a viewpoint of Squirrel Mountain.

 

Robinson Ridge Cabin Trail

Add this perfect trail to stunning views to your bucket list!

Snowmobile Trail Passes

Kitimat trail passes are available for purchase through the District of Kitimat Leisure Services Department, at either the Tamitik Sports Complex or the Riverlodge Recreation Centre. You can also purchase Kitimat Snowmobile Club memberships at the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre.

Safety & Provincial Regulations

If you plan to operate a snowmobile in B.C., make sure you have the following: Valid registration visibly displayed safety-approved helmet (both operator and passengers) and are 16 years and older (unless exemptions are met). For more information on snowmobiling in B.C., visit the provincial government’s page on off-road vehicles.

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Pay it Forward

Kitimat’s two overnight backcountry cabins are considered by some to be the nicest snowmobile cabins in the province! Please leave them as they were found.

Backcountry Skiing

Kitimat locals love the convenience of having amazing backcountry ski access right at their doorsteps.

 

If you’re a visitor, you’ll enjoy easy access to the stunning, endless backcountry of the Kitimat Ranges.

 

Be sure to plan ahead, and consider getting or upgrading your avalanche skills training.

Backcountry Skiing

Kitimat locals love the convenience of having amazing backcountry ski access right at their doorsteps.

 

If you’re a visitor, you’ll enjoy easy access to the stunning, endless backcountry of the Kitimat Ranges.

 

Be sure to plan ahead, and consider getting or upgrading your avalanche skills training.

Nordic Skiing

About halfway between Kitimat and Terrace are 35km of groomed trails perfect for both classic cross-country and skate skiing. These are called the Onion Lake Ski Trails, which are maintained by the Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club.

 

The trails were built to suit a variety of skill levels and still provide easy access to small lakes and spectacular views of the valley.  The vistas of the Kitimat Range Coast Mountains that surround the trails make skiing an awe-inspiring experience. 

Nordic Skiing

About halfway between Kitimat and Terrace are 35km of groomed trails perfect for both classic cross-country and skate skiing. These are called the Onion Lake Ski Trails, which are maintained by the Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club.

 

The trails were built to suit a variety of skill levels and still provide easy access to small lakes and spectacular views of the valley.  The vistas of the Kitimat Range Coast Mountains that surround the trails make skiing an awe-inspiring experience. 

Cross-Country Skiing in Kitimat

  • Day passes available for purchase from the ticket booth at the trailhead
  • Lessons are available for beginners
  • Ski and gear rentals available
  • 5km of lit trails for night skiing
  • 6km “Doggy Trail” dedicated to dog owners and their best friends
  • A warming hut, parking and toilets are available next to the stadium free of charge for season pass holders and day users. 

Tips

  • All trails start and finish in the stadium.
  • To turn on the trail lights, press the big red button on the west side of the ticket booth. The lights will stay on for a two hour period each time the button is pressed.
  • The Moose Hut is also available for day and overnight use (members only)