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!


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.


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.


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

    2019-20 Board of Directors

    2019-20 Board of Directors

    Published on 16-May-2019 by Kimberley Chamber 2019-20 Board of Directors

    On May 14th, the election of the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce 2019-20 Board of Directors occurred at Annual General Meeting at Hotel Kimberley.  Congratulations to new board members:

    • Rob Duncan (Resorts of the Canadian Rockies)
    • Paul Cameron (Exact Tax)
    • Kathryn Arbic (North Star Veterinary Clinic)
    • Kevin Dunnebacke (Ktown Custom Auto)
    • Karen Vold (Kootenay Media - Go Kimberley, Go Cranbrook)

    As well as our continuing board members:

    • Karen Cetinski (Rocky Mountain Event Planners)
    • Brian Conn (Kootenay Shadeworks/Northstar Roasting Company)
    • Jason Toner (Big Magic Design)
    • Thomas Datt (Enchanted Forest B&B)
    • Brandi O'Neill (Paper and Cup)
    • Ella Harris (Creme Cheese Shop)
    • Brian Sondergaard (Kimberley Kritters/Total Recall Digital Scanning)
    • Chantel Delaney (Sprout Health Market)
    • Sabrina Park (Creekside Physiotherapy)
    • Past President: Rachelle Langlois (Sun Life Financial)

    Call for Nominations - 2019/20 Board of Directors

    Call for Nominations - 2019/20 Board of Directors

    Published on 15-Apr-2019 by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Call for Nominations - 2019/20 Board of Directors

    As we continue to grow and strengthen our network, we're looking for diligent and dynamic individuals to serve as leaders on our 2019/20 Board of Directors. If this is you, or someone you know please email to submit your nomination.

    The deadline for submissions is May 7th, 2019 at 5:00pm. Board of Directors will be sworn in at our AGM on May 14, 2019.

    PRESS RELEASE - Kimberley Chamber Response to 2019 BC Budget

    PRESS RELEASE - Kimberley Chamber Response to 2019 BC Budget

    Published on 21-Feb-2019 by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce PRESS RELEASE - Kimberley Chamber Response to 2019 BC Budget


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 21, 2019



    Kimberley Chamber response to 2019 BC Budget


    The 2019 Provincial Budget was released Monday and the BC Chamber has replied with the following press release:


    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce President, Rachelle Langlois, responded: “The release of the 2019 BC Budget coincided nicely with the arrival of BC Chamber representatives in Kimberley Wednesday morning. Along with the member benefits presentation we had scheduled, our Chamber was able to hear about the BC Chamber’s thoughts and direction regarding the new budget.”


    “We are pleased with the support the BC Chamber is showing towards small and medium sized business owners who are the economic drivers in our small communities.  We were also encouraged by the participation of the Kimberley business community members, as having a strong Chamber will ensure we have the voice necessary to continue to have the ear of these influential policy makers.” 


    “Gathering feedback from the business community is one of our primary goals in the next few months, along with increasing our Chamber membership.  We want to hear from our businesses to ensure our Chamber is effectively representing their needs, not just on a local or community level, but also at regional and provincial levels as well since this budget will directly impact our members.”


    For more information, please email




Upcoming Events

  • YXC Tech Meetup JUNE - Kimberley

    On the LAST Tuesday of every month (alternating between Cranbrook and Kimberley). YXC Tech Meetup is a monthly gathe..

  • YXC Tech Meetup JUNE - Kimberley

    Event Date: 25-Jun-2019

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 14-Jun-2019

    On the LAST Tuesday of every month (alternating between Cranbrook and Kimberley). YXC Tech Meetup is a monthly gathering of awesome folks who love tech, work in tech, and want to be a part of a community around tech and innovation! There's always a short presentation, networking, and beverages! 

    When: Tuesday, June 15th

    Time: 4pm - 6pm

    Where: Big Magic (in Kimberley's Platzl)

    Questions? Connect with Tanya Malcolm at

  • Business Beers

    On Wednesday, June 26th all business owners, operators and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to drop-in at the Kimb..

  • Business Beers

    Event Date: 26-Jun-2019

    Posted by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce | on 12-Jun-2019

    On Wednesday, June 26th 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!

  • Growing Your Business With Free Trade Agreements

    TARGETING FREE TRADE Seize this unique opportunity to learn about the tremendous value of free trade agreements (FTA..

  • Growing Your Business With Free Trade Agreements

    Event Date: 18-Jun-2019

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 12-Jun-2019

    TARGETING FREE TRADE Seize this unique opportunity to learn about the tremendous value of free trade agreements (FTAs) for Kootenay's active and aspiring exporters. You'll meet Provincial representatives who negotiate BC's interests in these agreements and who also assist businesses in overcoming tariff and non-tariff trade barriers. 

    Presenter: Chelsie Luciani, Senior Manager, Trade & Policy Negotiations, Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology

    Date & Time: Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 from 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Location: Ground Floor Coworking Space/Community Futures East Kootenays (131 7th Avenue S, Cranbrook)

    EXPORT NAVIGATOR PROGRAM - free export assistance and coaching

    Exporting allows you to expand the horizons of your business and gain a competitive advantage. Whether it's new markets across Canada or around the world, Export Navigator's community-based advisors are on-hand to provide FREE support to help your business grow outside of the Kootenays. Capitalize on export knowledge and resources and invaluable connections made available by this program and its advisors. 

    Presenter: Michael Hoher, Export Advisor, Export Navigator, Kootenay-Boundary Region


  • Cranbrook Chamber Luncheon with Destination BC & Indigenous Tourism BC

    Join the Cranbrook Chamber for an exciting conversation with panelists from Destination BC, Indigenous Tourism BC an..

  • Cranbrook Chamber Luncheon with Destination BC & Indigenous Tourism BC

    Event Date: 19-Jun-2019

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 09-Jun-2019

    Join the Cranbrook Chamber for an exciting conversation with panelists from Destination BC, Indigenous Tourism BC and local and Regional Tourism groups to learn about the exciting future of Tourism in the East Kootenays and how your business can engage with and capitalize on the investments and growth happening in the area.

    Location: St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino, 7777 Mission Rd

    Date/Time Information:
    June 19th
    Doors open at 11:15, Lunch to be served at 11:40

    Contact Information:
    Michelle Doll: Send an Email

    Members $30
    Non Members $38

    Register online:


    • Paula Amos, Chief Marketing and Development Officer, Indigenous Tourism BC
      Paula Amos is of Hesquiaht and Squamish Nation descent, born and raised in the Nuu-chah-nulth territory on Vancouver Island. She has worked for ITBC for the past 18 years and is currently the Chief Marketing and Development Officer. The Indigenous Tourism industry is a very rewarding avenue for sharing stories and educating the world about the rich and diverse Indigenous people in BC.  Arts, music and culture are a universal language that can be appreciated globally. With ITBC, she works at connecting the opportunities between the Indigenous tourism industry and mainstream tourism. Paula works in partnership with all sectors of the tourism industry and believes that success comes through capacity building, teamwork, and building strong relationships with key industry players, Indigenous communities and government. Paula sat on the steering committee for the groundbreaking Blueprint Strategy for Aboriginal tourism in British Columbia. The Blueprint was the catalyst for developing Indigenous tourism in BC in 2006. She was also involved with the 2010 Aboriginal Tourism Working Group, in partnership with the 2010 Bid Corporation. 

    • Richard Porges, Vice President, Corporate Development, Destination British Columbia
      Richard Porges is Vice President, Corporate Development with Destination BC. Richard provides strategic leadership for Destination BC’s Corporate Communications, Research and Analytics, Human Resources, and Corporate Services departments. In addition to his role at Destination BC, Richard is also a regular lecturer in the Tourism Entrepreneurship program at the Management Centre of Innsbruck (MCI) and with the University of Victoria’s Department of Economics. Before joining Destination BC, Richard taught in the Economics, MBA and MPA programs at the University of Victoria and was a consultant for several government and non-profit organizations.

    • Kathy Cooper, CEO & Travel Trade, Kootenay Rockies Tourism
      Kathy Cooper has been a key member of the Kootenay Rockies Team over the last 31 years, assisting the region in becoming a leader in the marketing of British Columbia as a premier tourism destination. Kathy has been involved in many roles with the organization including project management, consumer advertising, travel trade, media relations, governance and HR.  Kathy has been the leader of a talented team of destination management and marketing specialists as CEO of the organization since 2012. She also sits on the Destination BC’s Tourism Marketing Committee for British Columbia and is a Director on the Go2HR Board.

    • Kristy Jahn-Smith, Executive Director - Cranbrook Tourism
      Kristy is no stranger to the Kootenays having lived in Creston, Nelson and Cranbrook in the past.  An avid skier, cyclist and lover of most things outdoors she is thrilled to be back in Cranbrook to help showcase and promote the city to the rest of the world. Her career in marketing has included positions at a creative agency, a ski resort and in e-commerce. Over the years her time as a tourist has taken her to places like South Africa, India, Russia and Japan. She knows the power travel has to transform people and add richness to their lives. With tourism and related spending on the rise globally she believes Cranbrook’s time is here.