House of Sim-oi-Ghets

Winter Hours
Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

Summer Hours
Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Closed on statutory holidays

"House of Sim-oi-Ghets" means "House of Chiefs" in the Tsimshian language. The arts and craft gift shop was originally built and opened in 1971 with a general store. In 1995 the Kitsumkalum Community Center and House of Sim-oi-Ghets was rebuilt to resemble a traditional long house. The new building was re-opened in April 1996.

The store displays an original west coast design by the late local artist Freda Diesing. The designs depict the four main crests of Kitsumkalum: Eagle, Killer whale, Raven, and Wolf, with a Robin on top. The Robin is associated with the legend of how and why the First Nations' people settled here. 

Authentic First Nations Arts & Crafts & works from local artists

Hand carved silver Jewellery
Moccasins and Mukluks
Hand carved masks
Dream catchers
Framed prints and Photographs
Collectors books on culture and history of First Nations

Contact & Location:
P: (250)-638-1629
F: (250)-635-6110
Located 3 miles West of Terrace, BC on Highway 16 West