The Kitimat Museum & Archives opened in October 1969 and has served Kitimat citizens for the past fifty years as the place for community and natural history, and an exhibition centre for visual arts.
All Rights Reserved, Kitimat Museum & Archives. The Kitimat Museum & Archives is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the x̄a’isla Nation.
- 22 Feb
Opening Reception: Freda Diesing School Mar 3 at 5pmRead more
The Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art Student Exhibition opens Friday, March 3, 2023, at 5 p.m. in the Upstairs Gallery of the Kitimat Museum &
- 19 Feb
Spring Break Multicultural ProgramsRead more
Spring Break Fun! Registration opens Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 at the front desk. The 2023 Spring Break Multicultural Programs will run from March 20th to
- 04 Jan
Opening Reception for Leaving the CrossroadsRead more
Join the Kitimat Museum & Archives for an opening reception of Leaving the Crossroads, an art installation by Kitimat artist Lahonna on Friday, January 13th,
293 City Centre, Kitimat BC
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday: Noon to 4 pm
Closed Sundays and Statutory Holidays
Admission by Donation
See what's showing in the Upstairs Art Gallery. The Museum hosts exhibitions on emerging and established artists throughout the year. Rain or shine, it's always the perfect time to come support the Arts!Art Gallery
The Museum displays a collection of Haisla heritage artifacts in its Upstairs Gallery. The collection includes those artifacts held in trust for the Haisla Nation such as the three bent box artifacts with Haisla design.Haisla Heritage Collection
Online Collection and Exhibits
Browse through past exhibits featured at the Kitimat Museum & Archives including the massive Alcan project that was completed in just five years. Look through Kitimat history with these project images.Virtual Exhibits
The Kitimat Museum & Archives has thousands of records on human history artifacts and photographic archival collections unique to the Kitimat Valley and surrounding area, including the Douglas Channel.Online Collections
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Explore human and natural history collections at the Kitimat Museum & Archives. The Museum has human history artifact and archival collections and natural history specimens unique to the Kitimat Valley and surrounding area, including the Douglas Channel.
Learn more about the museum collections
The Kitimat Museum & Archives features permanent displays of Haisla art, the creation of the town, turn of the century settlement, as well as flora and fauna of the Kitimat Valley.
Temporary visual art and photography exhibitions are featuring in the Upstairs Gallery of the Kitimat Museum & Archives. Each show lasts several weeks and the Museum will periodically host traveling exhibitions. The Upstairs Gallery is open-year round for viewing.
Book a guided tour while you're visiting Kitimat, or a book a tour for your school class. Tours are offered as a free service to the community and visitors- donations are greatly appreciated if possible. Book in advance by emailing email@example.com or calling 250-632-8950
The Museum has a variety of programming and resources for teachers. Museum instructors and volunteers provide educational Museum programs to schools and students in the community.
- Museum in the Classroom (MITC) art workshops build on art concepts learned from previous classes and years
- Museum Explorers programs offer curriculum‐based learning experiences through the use of artifacts and activities.
The Museum offers kids programs twice a year, at spring break and during summer.
Typically, morning programs for ages 3 to 5 run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and in the afternoon for ages 6 to 9 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Each program is $7.00 ($5.95 with a current family membership). Sign up at the front desk of the Kitimat Museum.
Program schedules and registration information are posted in advance on the Kitimat Museum news page, the Museum Facebook page, and through school circulars. For more information call 250-632-8950.
With staff assistance, visitors can access the Museum's collection of photographs and textual records in the Archives, access the artifact collections, and browse through the reference library.
Museum staff also assist with research requests, photograph digital scans, audio-visual copying, and Upstairs Gallery bookings for exhibitions and events that enhance Museum interests.
The Kitimat Public Library has the Kitimat newspapers digitized and accessible to the public, on their website - this is a great free resource for anyone to use.
Come browse through our boutique of items, that compliment Museum interests of natural and community history, for individuals and home! You can choose from a variety of decorative gifts sculptures, jewelry, and carvings including First Nations design, artwork, clothing, and much more!
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