Kimberley Attractions

Kimberley features a variety of unique attractions to enjoy highlighting the communities natural wonders, history, culture and more.


Cominco Gardens

Cominco Gardens are located adjacent to the Kimberley Health Care Centre in Kimberley's Townsite area.  Cominco Gardens was originally built to showcase the Elephant Brand Fertilizer which Cominco Mine produced.  The Gardens feature over 45,000 blooms each year and is free to visit.

Also visit Nina & Roland's Hillside Garden View at 440 Spokane Street.   A beautifully orchestrated garden flowing along their quaint home.  They serve fresh home cooked lunches throughout the summer.  Call 427-4681 for more information.

Cominco Gardens

Fort Steele Heritage Town

Enjoy old-time farming demonstrations, ice-cream making, train rides and horse-drawn wagon tours. Try gold panning, watch live theatre performances and observe the museum displays. Or simply enjoy the view in a Kootenay Rockies setting. Visit Fort Steele Heritage Town and Explore Yesterday, Today!

Website: http://fortsteele.ca/

Fort Steele Heritage Town

Kimberley Alpine Resort

Kimberley Alpine Resort is an excellent historic and authentic ski resort that is perfect for families, and offers everything you are looking for in a ski getaway.

Located in the beautiful Purcell Range of the Canadian Rockies, Kimberley Alpine Resort provides beautiful views in a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. With 70 runs to choose from that range from beginner through expert, there is lots to explore at Kimberley!

Kimberley Alpine Resort

Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway

Nestled in the Rocky Mountain Trench in the East Kootenay region of BC is the City of Kimberley: the home of the historic Sullivan Mine and the Underground Mining Railway. The Kimberley underground Mining Railway is owned and operated by the Sullivan Mine and railway Historical Society.  The Kimberley Mining Railway has been in existence, in one form or another, for 25 years and it has developed into a unique tourist attraction for the whole family.

Visit us and ride the rails through the beautiful Mark Creek valley as you listen to the history of Kimberley and the Sullivan Mine.  Experience life as a miner at the underground interpretive centre.  Participate in our Mining Show and be exposed to working mine equipment.  Enjoy spectacular scenery and occasional wildlife as you travel to the Kimberley Alpine Resort.  After a brief stop at the Resort Station you can learn more about Kimberley as you return back to the Downtown Station.

Website: http://www.kimberleysundergroundminingrailway.ca/

Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway

Kootenay Trout Hatchery

The Kootenay Trout Hatchery went into production in 1965 and is responsible for stocking 130 to 150 lakes in the east and west Kootenay regions, as well as some lakes in the Thompson-Nicola and Okanagan regions.The Visitor Centre has an extensive interpretative area which includes aquariums, educational models, and displays. Guided Tours are available from May through August. A variety of educational programs are available for schools and other groups by donation. Children's fishing pond and nature trail is also available for kids to try their luck at fishing.

Website: http://www.gofishbc.com/about-us/what-we-do/fish-hatcheries/kootenay-hatchery.aspx

Kootenay Trout Hatchery

Marysville Falls

Marysville Falls, located off the main street in Marysville, is over 100 ft high within the beautiful rocky ledges of Mark Creek.

Visiting the Falls is very easy and there is no charge.  Once in Marysville there is the main street bridge over Mark Creek.  On one side is a community park with parking featuring local artisans work, on the other side is the trailhead to walk to the Falls.  It is only a 5 minute walk to the Falls on a maintained path.

Marysville Falls

Northstar Rails to Trails

The old railway bed from Kimberley to Cranbrook has been paved and it is now the most scenic walking and cycling pathway you can find. Winding 28 km through forests, open meadows and across St. Mary River is is suitable for all ages. In Kimberley the trailhead is located opposite the Civic Centre Arena.

For more information on the attractions in Kimberley and area, click on the links to the left or visit the Visitors Centre, to see what Kimberley has in store for you.

Northstar Rails to Trails

The Platzl & Cuckoo Clock

The Platzl is a pedestrian-only outdoor shopping mall in the downtown core and features unique shops, specialty cafes, and fantastic dining. Live performances take place on weekdays during the summer months. The Platzl also features the largest free standing Cuckoo Clock in North America.

The Platzl & Cuckoo Clock

Latest News

    2019 Chamber Membership Renewals

    2019 Chamber Membership Renewals

    Published on 30-Jan-2019 by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce 2019 Chamber Membership Renewals

    Thank you for your continued participation with the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce! Our volunteer Board of Directors are passionate about the Kimberley business community, and are looking forward to another exciting and successful year. We are dedicated to building a strong and sustainable business environment in Kimberley, and you may be asking yourself, "What does the Chamber do?".

    With access to municipal, provincial and federal governments the Chamber advocates on behalf of local businesses. This will continue to be a priority. We also put on events that help you grow your network. We organize workshops, seminars & socials that help you take your business goals to another level. We're proud to work with amazing partners like Community Futures, Women's Enterprise Centre, BDC, EK Employment, Basin Business Advisors, Industry Training Authority, Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency and College of the Rockies, all of whom can assist with starting, sustaining and growing your business needs. We work together. We learn together. We grow together.

    This week you will be receiving your 2019 Membership renewal. You can submit your payment:
    - Online by visiting our website and logging into your account: https://kimberleychamber.worldsecuresystems.com/my-account
    - E-transfer to info@kimberleychamber.com (use password: kimberleybiz)
    - Cheque (mail to or drop in the mail slot at the Chamber office (253 Wallinger Avenue, Kimberley, BC  V1A 1Z2))
    - Credit Card (drop-in to the office Monday - Friday 10am-2pm to pay by credit card)

    We welcome your feedback and involvement in the Chamber's direction as we transition and move forward. Reach us anytime at info@kimberleychamber.com.

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    Changes at the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce

    Changes at the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce

    Published on 17-Dec-2018 by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Changes at the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce

    To better align with the changes happening in our local business community the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce is undergoing a full restructure. Part of that restructuring is reviewing all agreements and re-strategizing to fully support our thriving business environment. We are dedicated to continuing to work with our members and key stakeholders to provide an exceptional level of support and services to our business community. Stay tuned as we roll out our new strategic plans and initiatives for 2019.

    Our office hours will be limited for the remainder of January, however we are working diligently behind the scenes! If you require assistance please contact us at info@kimberleychamber.com.

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    Taking Care of Business - Microgrant Application

    Taking Care of Business - Microgrant Application

    Published on 09-Nov-2018 by Mike Guarnery Taking Care of Business - Microgrant Application

    Are you a local Kimberley Business passionate about promoting a healthy community? Do you have a creative idea or project that will promote healthy choices for your staff and customers? We can help! Taking Care of Business is offering microgrants for small infrastructure, healthy projects, and other creative ideas to help promote healthy workplaces. Preference will be given to projects with long-lasting, sustainable impact. Complete this application with your best ideas for a chance to receive $100 to $1000 to support your project.  Check out Healthy Kimberley's application.  E-mail completed applications to: tcobkimberley@gmail.com

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Upcoming Events

  • Business Beers - February 2019
    27-Feb-2019

    On Wednesday, February 27th all business owners, operators and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to drop-in at the Kimb..

  • Business Beers - February 2019

    Event Date: 27-Feb-2019

    Posted by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce | on 11-Feb-2019

    On Wednesday, February 27th all business owners, operators and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to drop-in at the Kimberley Elks Club between 5:30-7:30pm to hang out and connect with other members of the business community. This is an open and casual social event. All are welcome!

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  • Morning Coffee with the BC Chamber
    20-Feb-2019

    We're celebrating CHAMBER WEEK (Feb. 20-24th) and special guests from the BC Chamber will be joining us on Wednesday..

  • Morning Coffee with the BC Chamber

    Event Date: 20-Feb-2019

    Posted by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce | on 11-Feb-2019

    We're celebrating CHAMBER WEEK (Feb. 20-24th) and special guests from the BC Chamber will be joining us on Wednesday, February 20th for a morning coffee in Kimberley!

    Learn more about how the BC Chamber is driving business advocacy, key issues affecting BC businesses and more about the Chamber Member benefits available.

    Date: Wednesday, February 20th

    Location: Paper and Cup  (Platzl - 205 Spokane Street)

    Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    This will be a casual meet and greet with short presentations from each of our special guests. Light snacks, coffee/tea will be provided.
    All are welcome to attend.

    Let us know you're coming

    Register online here or email info@kimberleychamber.com 

    Special Guests: 

    DAN BAXTER, Director of Policy Development, Government and Stakeholder Relations, BC Chamber of Commerce

    Dan will review the BC Chamber network's policy work relative to issues in our region and provide insight into our advocacy efforts leading up to the results of the February 19th Provincial Budget.
        

    JOAN ISAC, Director of Member Relations, BC Chamber of Commerce

    Joan will review member benefits that are available to all members of the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce.

    RAMON SOLINAS, Chamber Group Insurance Plan

    Ramon will review the Chamber employee benefit plan for small businesses, a comprehensive health insurance plan designed to fit any budget.

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    CORA TSCHETTERS, Haddad Financial Services

    Cora is our local Chamber Plan representative and can assist if you're interested in getting a quote for your business.  

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    The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce will also be hosting the BC Chamber at their luncheon on Wednesday, February 20th. Member rates will be extended to our Kimberley Chamber members who wish to attend. Register online here.

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  • Flannel Fest 2019
    15-Feb-2019

    The Kimberley Winter "Flannel Fest" is happening Feb. 15th and 16th in the Platzl! Friday night "Snow Rave" wil..

  • Flannel Fest 2019

    Event Date: 15-Feb-2019

    Posted by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce | on 16-Jan-2019

    The Kimberley Winter "Flannel Fest" is happening Feb. 15th and 16th in the Platzl!

    Friday night "Snow Rave" will light up the platzl with music and laser lights and Saturday will be a day of games, vendors, music, races through the platzl and much more! Flannel wearing is encouraged!

    Flannel Fest 2019 Fun: Platzl Parade, Best Beard, King & Queen of Flannel Contest, Guiness World Record (most flannel worn at once) and much more!

    To register as a vendor or for more information contact:
    Karen at info@rockymountainevents.ca

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  • BC Farmers' Market Conference
    8-Mar-2019

    The annual BC Farmers' Market Conference will be held March 8-10, 2019 at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Tra..

  • BC Farmers' Market Conference

    Event Date: 8-Mar-2019

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 03-Jan-2019

    The annual BC Farmers' Market Conference will be held March 8-10, 2019 at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre. This year's conference theme is "Cultivating Community" and will explore how we can grow and strengthen the farmers' market sector through outreach and connections, working with the various members of our communities.

    The conference brings together farmers' market organizers, board of directors, farmers, small scale food processors, and community leaders. The weekend will include workshops, networking opportunities, social activities, and the annual Farmers' Market Awards. For more information: http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/markets/bcafm-conference-agm/

    Early bird tickets are available now at:
    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bc-farmers-markets-conference-2019-registration-52625809212?discount=earlybird

     

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