Kitimat is a coastal city in northwestern British Columbia, 60 km (38 mi.) south of Terrace. The Kitimat Valley, which includes the adjacent community of Terrace, is the most populous urban district in Northwest British Columbia. The city is a company town planned and built by the Aluminum Company of Canada (Alcan) during the 1950s.
Kitimat is located along the banks of the Kitimat River where it flows into the ocean at Kitimat Arm. The river is filled with an abundance of salmon during each of the major runs in late spring, summer and early fall. Trout may be fished year-round. Steelhead are also found in the Kitimat. Kitimat is located at the head of Kitimat Arm: a fjord‑like water body that extends northeast from Douglas Channel and the Pacific Ocean. Three local marinas and various boat launches provide ocean access to the Channel and beyond.Channel fishing includes: salmon, halibut, cod, snapper, rock fish, crab and prawn.