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

    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 December, however 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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    Kimberley Business Excellence Award Results

    Kimberley Business Excellence Award Results

    Published on 25-Oct-2018 by Mike Guarnery Kimberley Business Excellence Award Results

    The Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce held Kimberley’s annual business excellence awards on October 19th at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre.  The event included a presentation on Disruptive Technology and its impacts on communities by Jim Harris.  Mr. Harris is a recognized authority on changes in business and changes expected to communities in the new era of shared economies within industries. 

    Congratulations to the nominees for demonstrating their impact to our community through business growth, employing residents of Kimberley and Cranbrook, and driving the economy of our City.

    Those who were recognized as the recipients are:

    Retail Business of the Year Award, Old Crow Emporium

    Best Marketing & Creative Initiative Professionals, Big Magic Design

    Business of the Year Award, Creekside Physiotherapy

    Youth Friendly Business Award, Spirit Rock Climbing Center

    Employer of the Year, Save On Foods

    Stan Salikin Community Impact Award, Michelle & Eric Forbes, Kimberley Medieval Festival

    Trades Business or Person of the Year, Tyee Custom Homes

    Food and Beverage Industry Excellence Award, The Old Bauernhaus

    Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award, Grow Tea & Elixir

    Employee of the Year Award Bev Anderson, Zen Mountain Float + Wellness

    Entrepreneur of the Year, Paper & Cup

    Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Jill Bentley-Lobban

    Tourism Excellence Award Karen Rempel, Rocky Mountain Event Planners

    Home Business of the Year  Mike Kurucz, Mortgage Architects

    Kimberley Chamber Member of the Year  Chantel Delaney, Sprout Health Market

     

    Thank to our Kimberley Business Excellence Award Gala Sponsors:

    Columbia Basin Trust

    Telus

    Hyrciuk Gallinger Certified General Accountants

    Community Futures East Kootenay

    Business Development Bank of Canada

    The Jim Pattison Broadcast

    BDO Canada

    EK Employment

    Darren Close, EK Reality Royal LePage

    Tumbled Earth

    Koocanusa Publications/ Kootenay Business Magazine

    Rockies Law

    City of Kimberley

    Black Press / Kimberley Daily  Bulletin

    Resort of the Canadian Rockies

    Tourism Kimberley

     

     

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