Welcome to the Kitselas Website
The Gitselasu - People of the Kitselas Canyon - have thrived in this territory with the abundant, fertile rivers and lands in the beautiful valley of the Skeena since "time immemorial". They continue to work and live in this rich landscape and have a very proud heritage that is still practiced today.
Archaeological and ethnographic evidence suggests people have occupied the Kitselas Canyon area for at least 5,000 years.
The language used by the Kitselas Nation is Tsimshian (or Symalgyax). The coastal and inland dialects of the language differed only in the use of a few words. There are four main clans. Everyone in the Tsimshian First Nation belongs to one of the Clans or sub-clans. The main clans are: Gispudwada (Killerwhale), Laxgiboo (Wolf), Laxsgiik (Eagle), Ganhada (Raven). Presently, the Kitselas Membership totals approximately five hundred plus persons. The Kitselas Territory is comprised of nine Reservations, three of which are occupied (the communities of Gitaus, Kulspai and Endudoon). The Kitselas are among seven Tsimshian groups who occupy Northwest BC.
In recent years the Kitselas have developed a National Historic Site located at the heart of the Canyon - adjacent to the community of Gitaus. This historic site consists of four long houses that house artifacts and totem poles. Regular tours of the Canyon are offered, for more information click here.
Books for Sale:
'Men of Medeek & Wars of Medeek' - $25
'Gitselasu: People of the Canyon' - $45
For more info please contact Sharon at 250.635.5084
Kitselas Community Hall Rental
The Kitselas Community Hall is available for rental to the general public.The hall is situated on Queensway Drive in Terrace, BC. It is located in a quiet area away from the distractions of a downtown location — the perfect place for your organization's next meeting. The Community Hall has kitchen facilities and a band stand - a great place to hold weddings, dances, private parties.
For bookings contact Shar Mohr at 250-635-8882 ext 246. Please note: bookings are not confirmed until a damage deposit has been paid.
Booking and Damage $200.00
Renter’s Clean – Up Deposit $70.00
Hall Rental - Full Day $195.00
Non-Profit Rate - Full Day $95.00
Full Kitchen Rental $ 65.00
Kitchen as Concession Only $ 20.00
Adult - Hourly $ 15.00
Youth - Hourly $ 9.00
Full cleanup arranged by Kitselas Hall Management $115.00
Renter's cleanup $70.00 deposit
Fee if insufficiently cleaned by user $ 15.00/hour
Fees are payable in advance as follows:
a) Damage deposit at time of booking.
b) Rental fees and cleanup deposit at least five (5) days in advance of event.