Investing in Kitimat, British Columbia



Region:  North Coast

Regional District:  Kitimat-Stikine

The District of Kitimat covers approximately 320 square kilometres at the end of the Kitimat Arm of Douglas Channel on BC’s northwest coast (see Figure 2.1). Kitimat is uniquely characterized by its Pacific inland coast setting. The Douglas Channel, one of BC’s largest fjords, provides a deep, sheltered harbour 140 km from the open ocean. The rugged Coast Mountains provide a scenic backdrop. The community is at the base of a valley more than 5 km wide, which continues north towards Terrace, BC. The valley and coast near Kitimat also contain tracts of flat industrial land at or near tidewater, a unique feature in a mountainous province. Other municipalities in the region include Terrace, Prince Rupert, Stewart, Hazelton and New Hazelton. Kitimat is about 1,400 km northwest of Vancouver, 635 km west of Prince George and about 50 km south of Terrace via provincial highways. Many Kitimatians depend on Highway 37 to access services and retail shops available in Terrace. Prince George also serves as an important regional link for Kitimat.


Community Size: 325.19 km²

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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

120 & 123 City Centre is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

120 & 123 City Centre

120 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 1T6
120 & 123 City Centre, located in the heart of Kitimat’s retail centre, is comprised of two single-tenant assets totalling 20,345 square feet. The 17,998 square foot freestanding Shoppers Drug Mart and 2,347 square foot freestanding A&W with drive-thru are located at the intersection of Haisla Boule... continue

Tony's Specialty Store is a business for sale in BC.

Tony's Specialty Store

101 Nechako Centre, Kitimat, BC
Tony's Specialty Store is a Kitimat legacy - this family owned and operated business is absolutely turn-key and has been a Kitimat staple for 33 years, with lots of recent upgrades including security shutters, cctv and granite countertops! Loads of potential to turn this space into a deli/cafe or co... 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