Kitimat is a coastal city in northwestern British Columbia, in the Regional District of Kitimat - Stikine. The Kitimat Valley is part of one of the most urban districts in northwestern British Columbia. The municipal area covers 242.63 km ².


The city was founded in the 1950s by the mining company Aluminum Company of Canada built planned in connection with the construction of the Kenney dam on the Nechako and ( Alcan ).

The granting of local autonomy for the church took place on March 31, 1953 ( incorporated as a District Municipality ).


The census in 2011 showed a population of 8,335 inhabitants of the district municipality. The city's population has thereby decreased compared to the census of 2006 at 7.3%, while the population grew in opposite directions at the same time throughout the Province of British Columbia by 7.0%. Thus, the declining population trend is continuing since 1991. Of the former 11,305 inhabitants, the municipality thus lost more than 25%.


The average income of employees in Kitimat in 2006 was at C $ 33 931, well above the average for the province of British Columbia, where the average in 2006 only 24 867 C $, respectively.


The Highway 37 leads in a north-south direction through the community.

About 13 kilometers north of the village there is the airfield Kitimat Airport ( Transport Canada Identifier: CBW2 ). The airport has only a gravel airstrip of 914 meters in length.