Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)
Kitimat is a river and ocean fishing hot spot for international, provincial, and regional visitors, many of whom return yearly.
Freshwater and saltwater fishing are also a favourite pastime for locals, and with good reason: fish in the Kitimat Valley – an area with stunning forests, mountains, and wildlife – are plentiful while crowds are not.
The Kitimat River is the closest and most popular destination for freshwater fishing. Here, hook into chinook, coho, and chum salmon, as well as prized steelhead and trout such as cutthroat. Nearby lakes and streams are also good for trout fishing.
The Kitimat River is highly accessible, running directly through town. Drive, walk, or hike to a variety of angling spots in the heart of town, or explore along Highway 37, north of Kitimat, for more privacy. Most fishing spots are easily accessible, and are not restricted to four-by-four vehicle or boat access.