Found within Gitxsan Territory, Ksan Historical Village stands where the village of Gitanmaax has existed for centuries. It is the desire of Ksan to preserve and truthfully portray the lifestyle of the people who have always lived here. We hope you enjoy our website and will come to visit us soon.

Ksan Historical Village

‘Ksan Historical Village and Museum (‘Ksan) is located near the ancient village of Gitanmaax,  at the confluence of the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers in the community of Hazelton, British Columbia.

For centuries and possibly millennia, Gitxsan’s have maintained communities at important canyons and junctions on the Skeena River. This location was an important fishing site and transportation hub.

As a replicated ancient village, ‘Ksan illustrates many features of a Gitxsan village from the distant past. For example, like its predecessors, ‘Ksan’s houses form a single line with each building facing the river. From this position, the large decorated house fronts and totem poles of the village are visible from the water. In conjunction with other features, such as the smoke house and food cache, ‘Ksan illustrates characteristics typical of a past Gitxsan village.

Experience Ksan


Tour Ksan

  • Ksan Museum
  • Totem Poles
  • Gitxsan Houses
  • Guided Tour
  • Gifts
  • Campground

Hours of Operation

(Open May 1st – September 30th)

10:00am-5:00pm open 7 days a week.


IMG_0019 (300x225)‘Ksan Campground is a beautiful campground featuring private tree-enclosed tenting sites and open pull through sites with electrical/water services.  ‘Ksan Campground is located at the confluence of two great rivers, the mighty Skeena and the Bulkley River.

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