The Kitselas First Nation (People of the Grizzly Bear) is one of seven Tsimshian First Nations communities in northwestern B.C. Archaeological research indicate that the Kitselas Canyon was occupied by the Tsimshian Nation for at least 5000 years and probably longer. The Kitselas Canyon
National Historic Site is under development and is designed to re-establish a Kitselas Village as a basis for a cultural tourism initiative. The location of the Historic Site Project is about fifteen kilometers east of the city of Terrace. The Project is within the boundaries of Kitselas Reserve #1, immediately adjacent to the Kitselas community of Gitaus. The site is expected to open in 2006.