Kitwanga

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St. Paul's Anglican Church, Kitwanga

Kitwanga /ˈkɪtwəŋɡə/ or Gitwangak or Gitwangax ("people of the place of rabbits" in the Gitxsan language) is located where the Kitwanga River runs into the Skeena River in British Columbia. A long-standing village before contact, the village is within Gitwangak Indian Reserve No. 1.[1]

There is recreational salmon fishing (chinook, coho, pink, sockeye and steelhead).The community is governed by a local band office.

National Historic Site of Canada[edit]

Wolf totem pole in Gitwangax

The totem poles of Gitwangak village are a National Historic Site of Canada, as is also Kitwanga Fort.

The Gitxsan Nation is made up of:

Coordinates: 55°06′N 128°04′W / 55.100°N 128.067°W / 55.100; -128.067

Directions[edit]

North of Kitwanga stands Meziadin Junction (156), Stewart (221), and Dease Lake (488). West of Kitwanga is Terrace (91), Kitimat (149), and Prince Rupert (235). And East of Kitwanga is New Hazelton (48), Moricetown (81), Smithers (112), Telkwa (129), and Prince George (482).

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