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