A beautiful place, with wonderful people.
Originally named ‘Kyah Wiget, Moricetown is a Witsuwit’en village in the heart of northwest British Columbia, located on the side of the Wetzin Kwah (also known as the Bulkley River). The current village was built during the early 1900s but served as the Witsuwit’en fishing grounds for thousands of years.
- The population is approximately 800 on-reserve, and roughly 1200 off-reserve living throughout B.C. and Canada.
- The traditional governing system is the Balhats Feast System, which collaborates with the elected Moricetown Band Council.
- Located between Smithers and New Hazelton, it is 31 kilometres from each town. Moricetown is directly on Highway 16, along the Bulkley River Valley.