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Regional district
Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine
Terrace townsite
Terrace townsite
Official logo of Kitimat-Stikine
A map of British Columbia depicting its 29 regional districts and equivalent municipalities. One is highlighted in red.
Location in British Columbia
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Administrative office location Terrace
 • Type Regional district
 • Body Board of Directors
 • Land 104,464.61 km2 (40,334.01 sq mi)
 • Total 37,367
 • Density 0.358/km2 (0.93/sq mi)

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is a type of local government administration in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. As of the Canada 2001 Census it had a population of 40,876 living on a land area of 91,910.63 km2 (35,486.89 sq mi). Its administrative offices are in the city of Terrace. The next-largest municipality in the regional district is the District Municipality of Kitimat. The other incorporated municipalities in the regional district are the Village of Hazelton, the District of New Hazelton and the District of Stewart. Unincorporated communities are many, most of them Indian Reserves which are not part of the governmental system of the regional district, which has limited powers relating mostly to municipal-type services. The remote settlement of Dease Lake, formerly in the Stikine Region, was added to the regional district on December 1, 2007.


Municipality Government Type Population
Terrace city 15,723
Kitimat district municipality 8,335
New Hazelton district municipality 666
Stewart district municipality 494
Hazelton village 270


Ethnic groups in Kitimat-Stikine RD (2016)
Source: [1]
Population  %
Ethnic group European 23,125 62.6%
Aboriginal 12,915 35%
South Asian 575 1.6%
Filipino 325 0.9%
Black 210 0.6%
Chinese 185 0.5%
Latin American 140 0.4%
Korean 75 0.2%
Japanese 70 0.2%
Southeast Asian 30 0.1%
West Asian 15 0%
Arab 10 0%
Multiple minorities 55 0.1%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 25 0.1%
Total population 37,367 100%

Population history

Population history
Year Pop. ±%
1996 43,618 —    
2001 40,876 −6.3%
2006 37,999 −7.0%
2011 37,361 −1.7%
2016 37,367 +0.0%
Source: Statistics Canada
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