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How to Pronounce Gitwangak in Gitsenimix
This translates to "People of the place of rabbits"

At Gitwangak Battle Hill National Historic Site (formerly Kitwanga Fort), scan wide-open views of the scenic Kitwanga River valley and a high grassy knoll, once the site of a fortified village where the Gitwangak people defended their domain in the mid-1700s to 1800s. Hear the whisper of First Nations legends in the air around you as you stand beneath a line of majestic age-old totem poles at nearby Gitwangak Village.

Hours of operation

Open year round for self-guided walks.


Free admission.

Contact us

Telephone: 250-559-8818
Toll Free: 1-877-559-8818
Email: pc.shn.gitwangak.nhs.pc

Parks Canada, with input and support from the Simgiget'm Gitwangak Society, has developed a plan that provides direction for the management of Gitwangak Battle Hill National Historic Site for the next 10 years.