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Welcome to our Online Collections

The Kitimat Museum & Archives has thousands of records on human history artifacts and photographic archival collections unique to the Kitimat Valley and surrounding area, including the Douglas Channel.

About this Site

This site contains over 30,000 records of historic photographs and records, and records for over 3000 artifacts.

Materials at the Kitimat Museum & Archives document the social history of the Kitimat Valley: Haisla (1880s to present), pioneer (1891-1944), and modern (1949 to present), Alcan’s project construction and subsequent history, records, scrapbooks and newsletters of schools, clubs, societies and construction crews, Al Beaton's cartoon books, photographs and records of missionary activity among the Haisla, Haisla dictionary, Missionary newsletter, and records of the Museum.

The collections will continue to grow and evolve as new data and digital content becomes available.

Our Services

Museum staff assist with research requests, photograph digital scans and audio-visual copying.

There is a fee structure for staff to search on behalf of individuals, consultants, corporations, etc. Review our Research Request Charges Policy for the rates.

Any images on the Museum websites are both privately owned by the Museum and compiled from a number of private sector sources. Each source continues to maintain its image ownership. The Museum website is not a free share site.

For information on and permission to use KMA images, including licensing requests, please refer to our Image Use Policy.

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