Investing in BC's Kitimat-Stikine Regional District

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Community Size: 112,092.56 km²


Region:  North Coast

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is a type of local government administration in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. The population of the region is 37,360, living on a total land area of 107,000 km². Its administrative offices are in the city of Terrace. The next-largest municipality in the regional district is the District Municipality of Kitimat. The other incorporated municipalities in the regional district are the Village of Hazelton, the District of New Hazelton and the District of Stewart. Unincorporated communities are many, most of them Indian Reserves which are not part of the governmental system of the regional district, which has limited powers relating mostly to municipal-type services. The remote settlement of Dease Lake, formerly in the Stikine Region, was added to the regional district on December 1, 2007.

The main economic activities within the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine include mining, forestry, energy, fishing, and transportation. The area is home to a number of mills, and there has recently been construction on several hydro projects within the region.

Resource industries are complemented by the government, education, and health care sectors. Significant transportation and infrastructure improvements have brought new jobs and skills while tourism and telecommunications offer the promise of expanding and diversifying the region's economy. Home to expansive amounts of wilderness, there are many recreational activities to do in the area, from rafting, canoeing and kayaking, to hiking, camping, and biking.

Municipalities within the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District:


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Recent opportunities in the area

Bear River Gravel Investment Opportunity

Box 460, Stewart, BC, V0T 1W0
The District obtained a License of Occupation for the bed of the Bear River, downstream of the highway bridge, for the purpose of gravel removal. We are eager to promote the dredging of the Bear River for gravel resources in order to reduce the risk of flooding and promote local economic development... continue

Dollar Automotive is a business for sale in BC.

Dollar Automotive

1700 Nalabila Blvd, Kitimat, BC
Established in 2012, this turn key business is one of only 2 automotive repair shops in Kitimat. Business includes all assets - comprised of quality tools and equipment. Also included is the fleet of vehicles to operate a successful towing service: tow truck, flat bed truck, 2013 Dodge Ram shop truc... continue

4641 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC.

4641 Lazelle Ave, Terrace, BC
2,198 square feet of newly renovated Commercial space for rent located within downtown core. Ground Floor, Prime location. 4641 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC. For more information contact Sherry or Linda at 250-635-5988 or 250-615-2250 or via email at: continue

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Tsetsaut Ventures meets growing need for mining support services in northern BC

The Skii km Lax Ha First Nation may be small – it has only 30 members – but its traditional territory of nearly 20,000 square kilometres is large and overlaps with an area known as the Golden Triangle, a region near Hazleton that has world-class copper and gold deposits. In 2008... continue

MOU with City of Qinhuangdao Leads to Industrial Park Development in Terrace, British Columbia

The City of Terrace, British Columbia signed an $11.8 million agreement in the summer of 2014 to sell two portions of the Skeena Industrial Development Park in Terrace to Taisheng International Investment Services (Taisheng). The City of Terrace and the Kitselas First Nation are joint-venture... continue