Investing in BC's Kitimat-Stikine Regional District



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.


Community Size: 112,092.56 km²

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