Transportation & Maps
Kitimat's downtown area is only a few blocks, so it's easy to get around by foot.
The district's residential areas have an amazing network of walkways that weave in and out of green spaces, parks, picnic areas, houses and roads. World famous designer Clarence Stein designed Kitimat in the 1950s to be a family-friendly garden city with about 45km/28mi of walking paths that naturally blend neighbourhoods and nature.
Kitimat is also a featured stop along the Heritage Discovery Circle Route and the Stewart-Cassiar Highway.
The ideal way to explore the Kitimat Valley, however, is by car or truck. A vehicle is necessary to access hiking trailheads, cross-country ski trails, and other attractions away from the town's downtown core. A few companies in town rent vehicles. As well, car rentals are available at the Northwest Regional Airport, Terrace-Kitimat. Four-by-four vehicles are only necessary when planning to take logging roads to remote fishing or hiking spots.