Regional communities in the North Coast

Last updated: May 27, 2024

Bordering the Pacific Ocean, the North Coast region covers the northern coastal areas of the province as well as the islands of Haida Gwaii. The spectacular forests, majestic mountains and rugged coastlines makes this area popular with those who enjoy spending time outdoors. It is home to many species of wildlife, including grizzly bears, wolves, eagles and whales. The Kermode bear, a rare cream-coloured Black Bear, is found in some areas along the coast. People choose to live here for its pristine wilderness, easy access to outdoor pursuits, relaxed lifestyle, and growing economy.
The North Coast’s economy includes forestry and logging with support activities, transportation and warehousing, health care and social assistance, construction, and retail trade.


Participating communities in the North Coast region:


Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (Areas B, C, E)

Community Description:
Kitimat-Stikine is looking to attract crop producers in fruit, vegetable, and wheat farming, as well as mushroom production and greenhouse crops. Crop production businesses will be prioritized. Kitimat-Stikine is also looking to attract recreational tourism, construction, education, and childcare businesses.
The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is a group of communities that work together collaboratively to grow small businesses and attract value-added and innovative businesses. Support is available through financial institutions and business organisations such as Chambers of Commerce, community development centres, and settlement services, as well as through partnerships with municipalities.
The rustic charm of the district’s communities allows residents to live, work and play with nature just outside their door. It is an ideal place to raise a family. Residents enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor recreational options, have ample opportunity to learn from and explore the many Indigenous cultures, and can attend the nearby University of Northern British Columbia and Coast Mountain College.
Kitimat-Stikine values the partnerships and programs that help communities succeed. Over the next five years, Kitimat-Stikine looks forward to population growth in all of its communities. To support that growth, the district will be promoting the many quality of life advantages the region offers.
Priority Sectors:
111 - Crop production
7212 - Recreational vehicle (RV) parks and recreational camps
6244 - Child day-care services
6115 - Technical and trade schools

Population: 37,367