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.
Explores the fossil remains of the Kitimat Valley and Northwest region dating back millions of years when the Pacific Ocean extended inland to Copper River, east of Terrace.
Featured through artifacts on display including bentwood boxes, basketry, stone tools, and eulachon fishery materials. The Museum also has a permanent collection of contemporary artwork by Haisla and Henaaksiala artists.
Presents the wildlife in the Kitimat Valley area
Relates settlement and other early human activities in the Kitimat Valley (1790s – 1940s), including the period of the Kitamaat Methodist Mission.
Tells the story of the Kitimat – Kemano Power Project, the aluminum smelter set up in the 1950s in Northwest BC and the formation of the town of Kitimat. Also featured is the story of the riverboat Delta King – an American riverboat sent to Canada for a time to serve as Alcan’s crew quarters during Kitimat’s construction years, 1952 to 1959.
Features four circle tour walkway and five viewpoint signs highlighting the history, and the built and natural environment of Kitimat and area – a joint project with the District of Kitimat. Visit the Museum or the Kitimat Visitor Information Centre for the Circle Tour Brochure and walk Kitimat’s heritage walkways.
Book a guided exhibition tour or a class tour. Tours are offered as a free service to the community - donations are greatly appreciated if possible. Book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 250-632-8950