Kitimat River

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Kitimat River, August 2012

The Kitimat River is a river in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Its drainage basin is 2,054 square kilometres (793 sq mi) in size.[1] The river is named after the original First Nations inhabitants of the river valley, the Gitamaat, which means "People of the Falling Snow" in the Tsimshian language.[2]


The Kitimat River flows generally south into Kitimat Arm at the head of Douglas Channel.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gazetteer of Canada. British Columbia. Canadian Board on Geographic Names. 1953. pp. xv. 
  2. ^ a b "Kitimat River". BC Geographical Names. 

Coordinates: 54°0′N 128°40′W / 54.000°N 128.667°W / 54.000; -128.667