The Kitselas Canyon was designated a National Historic Site in 1972. As the only First Nations village on the Skeena River, where remains of houses and totem poles from the 1800s continue to exist, the Canyon it is of great historical and educational significance.
Kitselas welcomes the world to see it. We’ve developed this naturally beautiful place of history into a tourism attraction, and invite you to visit. Experience a taste of Northwest BC’s beauty while learning about Kitselas First Nations culture and history.
The main gathering area, surrounded by forest, features stunning long houses and totem poles. A user-friendly nature trail leads from the main gathering area through a moss-covered forest to the Clan Totem Pole Garden and a viewing platform above the Skeena River.
Kitselas Canyon is located a 10-minute-drive east of Terrace, on the Gitaus reserve. Look for the Kitselas Canyon sign on Highway 16. As you drive into Gitaus, turn left at the fork in the road. A sign will point the way to the Canyon.
Kitselas offers guided and self-guided Canyon tours. The facility is also available for private functions.
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