Kimberley, like many towns in the Kootenay Rockies, offers limitless recreation activities year round. The Kimberley Alpine Resort is known for skiing, while in the summer the Kimberley Nature Park is one of the largest municipal parklands filled with hiking, biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails. Stroll through the downtown core and visit the unique shops. Places to eat are plentiful in Kimberley with coffee shops, bistros, pubs and fine dining. While in Kimberley visit "Happy Hans" the town mascot and Canada's largest freestanding cuckoo clock who will yodel for you if fed a dollar.
The Kimberley Nordic Club hosts a 33 km first-class trail network consisting of a variety of snowcat groomed trails complete with double track, single track and a centre skating lane. Trails range from easy loops such as Spruce and Centennial to advanced ones such as Cardiac Arrest, Roller Coaster and K-2 with many hills, up to 100 meters in size. Night skiing every night all winter long - dusk until 10:00pm.The facility includes a 1,200 sq ft lodge with washrooms, a 3.3 km lit loop for night skiing and a warming / waxing hut.
With an excellent variety of trails within the city limits, snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of winter in the mountains around Kimberley, BC. Try a self guided tour through the Kimberley Nature Park or join one of the many tours provided by the Kimberley Alpine Resort.
Kimberley Alpine Resort
Perfect Purcell powder, an abundance of sunny days and a laid back atmosphere come together to make Kimberley Alpine Resort the top pick for your next ski vacation! Kimberley Alpine Resort features 80 runs on 1800 acres with ambitious terrain including the Black Forest glades where powder stashes last for weeks. Almost two thirds of the resort's 80 runs are rated beginner or intermediate, making this is a great place to learn the art of skiing and a good place to take the kids.
Options exist for every rider regardless of skill level in Kimberley BC. Mountain bikers will especially enjoy biking in Kimberley Nature Park, the Nordic Trails and in Lois Creek. BMX'ers will enjoy the Kimberley Bike and Skate Park and casual cruisers will enjoy the Rails to Trails pathway than runs from Kimberley to Cranbrook.
North Star Rails to Trails
The 25 km long North Star Rails to Trails links Kimberley to south Cranbrook on a converted railway bed. This year round, multi-use (non-motorized only) trail offers gentle grades in both directions allowing for families to enjoy the fantastic scenery together. Bikers, walkers, skateboarders, roller bladers and cross country skiers will all enjoy this jewel of the local trail network. The trail head is located across Rotary Drive from the Kimberley Civic Centre arena and there are numerous easy access points along the entire trail, allowing users choose any distance of excursion.
Kimberley Aquatic Centre
The Kimberley Aquatic Centre, located in town, boasts some great water facilities including a 25 metre 5-lane lap pool, leisure pool, and competition diving boards. Water features include the lazy river, T-cup spray and vortex. There is also a hot tub, steam room and pool side viewing terrace. Catering for all the family, there is an integrated tots pool, ramped access and family changing rooms.
Kimberley Alpine Resort's outdoor Skating Rink is located behind the Alpine Sport's Boutique and is open for us daily, skates are available at the rental shop. Every Tuesday and Saturday Night from 6:00pm - 8:00pm keep warm by the fire.
Kimberley Underground Mining Railway
The Kimberley Underground Mining Railway travels through the beautiful Mark Creek valley as a guide speaks about the history of Kimberley and the Sullivan Mine. Learn about mining at the Underground Interpretive Centre. Partake in a short walk to the Sullivan Mine Powerhouse for a guided tour featuring the huge compressors and generators that powered the mine. Board the train again to learn more about Kimberley and enjoy spectacular scenery and glimpses of the occasional wildlife as you travel back to the station. Mining Tours are available from Victoria Day Weekend (3rd weekend in May) until Labour Day in September. Fares average $20 for adults, $8-$15 for children.
Hikes & Walks
Kimberley is home to many amazing hiking opportunities from easy nature walks in town to extensive mountain adventures within a short drive. The Marysville Falls, St Mary Alpine Provincial Park, Kimberley Nature Park, Lois Creek, Rotary, Volksmarch, Mark Creek and the Kimberley Nordic Trails, or Fisher Peak are just a few of the places in and around Kimberley for hikers to explore.
With clean, aqua-green waters of the St Mary River, Elk River, Skookumchuck River and Bull River, Kimberley is the place to get your fish on! Fish these classic waters on a half or full day guided fishing tour with Kimberley Fly Fishing or St Mary's Angler.
Hot Springs & Pools
If its an outdoor rustic experience you are looking for Lussier Hot Springs just south of Fairmont Hot Springs is a preferred hot spot. Lussier Hot Springs offers a beautiful setting and is only a short drive off Hwy 93 in Whiteswan Provincial Park. Kimberley’s Aquatic Centre is also a great place in the town of Kimberley for swimming.
Kimberley is the hub of golfing in the south Kootenay Rockies. All located within the City of Kimberley, and only a short drive from
one another, each of these three unique 18-hole golf courses are well established, award-winning golf destinations. Choose from Bootleg Gap, Kimberley Golf Course, Trickle Creek, Shadow Mountain, Wildstone and St Eugene Mission or golf at them all! They are sure to impress.
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- we send you a local area guide with your reservation so you can start planning
- we book your tee times at one of twelve area golf courses that we partner with
- we make restaurant recommendations and book your reservation
- we order your ski lift tickets for Panorama Mountain Village
- we book activities for you and your group such as fishing and ice-fishing, snowmobile tours, ATV tours, white water rafting, bike rentals, boat and SUP rentals
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