Kitselas Canyon Historic Site

The Kitselas Canyon is a National Historic Site, designated 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.

All the information you need to plan your visit is at the Kitselas Canyon website.

How to get there

The Canyon is located a 10-minute-drive east of Terrace, on the Gitaus reserve. Look for the Kitselas Canyon sign on Highway 16.

What you’ll experience

Rich with history and beauty, the main gathering area, surrounded by natural 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 offers guided and self-guided Canyon tours. The facility is also available for private functions.

Visit the Kitselas Canyon website to learn more about the site and how to visit.