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Experience Kitselas Canyon

The Kitselas Canyon National Historic Site is open to visitors on a seasonal basis.


Take a walk amid towering old growth trees, feel the moss beneath your feet and immerse yourself in an ecosystem that has been home to Ts’msyen people for more than 6,000 years.  


Discover the scenic and gentle Canyon Trail that leads to the Ts’msyen Clan Poles and the viewing platform over the K'syen, the Skeena River. 

Experience Kitselas Canyon
The four clans

The four clans

The Clan (pteex) poles represent the four clans of the Ts’msyen people:

  • Wolf —  Laxgibuu

  • Eagle — Laxgiik

  • Raven — Ganhada

  • Killer Whale — Gispudwada

Along the trail, you’ll also pass the remains of an ancient dugout canoe, partially completed and made in the traditional dug-out style. Visitors can even see old adze marks on the outside of the canoe.

Our tours bring the Kitselas Canyon to life

Open from May through October, visitors are welcome to book in advance or pop in to discover the beauty and rich cultural experience of the Canyon.

Kitselas Canyon tours


Self-guided tours allow you to discover the National Historic Site at your own pace.


Group tours (May – August) provide an interactive opportunity to learn more about the cultural, economic, social and historical significance of Kitselas Canyon. 

Group tours leave the longhouse area at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm during the summer.

Join us for an unforgettable experience!


General Admission: $10
Children 6–17: $8

Children 0–6: Free
Kitselas members: Free
School groups: $7/student*

*with two free chaperones per group of 20

Corporate group rates and private rentals rates are available upon request.

Payment can be made on site by debit, credit card, cheque, or cash.


For 2024:

May 7 – October 18

Tuesday – Saturday

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closing for the year on October 18, 2024

Sundays and Mondays by appointment only.

For all inquiries, contact us by email at:

Private bookings & special events

Private bookings are also available for schools and special groups who want to learn more and explore the site with the added benefit of an interpretive guide.

Have a wedding or special event? We welcome inquiries about special events and private functions.

Contact us to learn more at

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