Kitsumkalum – The People of the Robin
Kitsumkalum is located just west of Terrace. As you cross the Kalum River, its log and wood buildings immediately catch your eye. Several buildings are inspired by traditional longhouses but serve different purposes. The Kitsumkalum are The People of The Robin and like all Tsimshian, the traditional society is matrilineal, which means they are organized according to the female side of the family.
At Kitsumkalum pop into The House of Sim-Oi-Ghets gift shop and general store that specializes in aboriginal arts and crafts. Adorning the storefront is a striking original west coast design, which depicts the four main crests of Kitsumkalum: Eagle, Killer Whale, Raven and Wolf. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the Robin perched at the very top.