Kimberley Recreation

Recreation and lifestyle are the main reasons people visit and move to Kimberley. One of the unique qualities of Kimberley is its proximity to all of the recreational opportunities. The St Mary River featuring fishing, rafting, canoeing and kayaking is only 15 minutes away. The Kimberley Alpine Ski Resort is only 5 minutes from the Downtown. Kimberley maintains one of the country's best nordic trail systems adjacent to the ski resort. Extensive nature trails for walkers, hikers and bikers surround the community.

Within a 10 minute drive from each other, Kimberley's three award-winning golf courses provide an unbeatable golfing destination. For those more adventurous the St Mary Valley offers pristine backcountry experiences whether for backpacking, day-hiking, ski touring, snowmobiling, ATV touring, fishing, boating, camping or sightseeing.

Kimberley is well endowed with mountain trails and nearby parks. Perhaps the best attributes of our trails is the vast nature of them without the crowds you would associate in a larger community. If you love mountain trails, you will love Kimberley.


Golf

Kimberley is a world-class golf destination with three award winning professional courses within town plus you're only a 30-60 minute drive to over five other high end courses. See our member's directory for listings.

The Kimberley area also offers many other extensive opportunities for recreation, including spectacular fishing, ATV tours, hiking, horseback riding and whitewater rafting.

Golf

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 Aquatic Centre

The Centre boasts some great water facilities including a 25metre 5-lane lap pool, leisure pool, and a one metre diving board. 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 families, there is an integral tots pool, ramped access and family changing rooms.

Website: http://kimberley.ca/community/things-do/recreation-and-parks/aquatic-centre

Kimberley Aquatic Centre

Kimberley Riverside Putting Course

Located at the Kimberley Riverside Campground. The 18 hole putting golf course is NOW OPEN for your enjoyment. Just over 23,000 sq ft in size, this course is like playing on a real golf course just a miniature version. As you make your way through the course, enjoy water ponds, streams and water falls, rock terraced fairways and greens, real sand traps, beautiful landscaping and more. This course is also wheel chair accessible on all 18 holes. Opened August 3, 2012.

Website: http://www.kimberleycampground.com/putting-course

Kimberley Riverside Putting Course

Mountain Biking

Kimberley is also an excellent mountain biking location featuring a variety of trail systems for all abilities all within town or a short drive away. Visit the Chamber's Visitor Centre for trail maps.

The Kimberley Nature Park has over 100kms of mountain biking trails from intermediate to advanced. The trails also access Kimberley Alpine Resort. The Lois Creek Trails are a smaller trail system with less signage, but definately have fun XC trails to ride. The Bootleg Mountain Trails, for intermediate to advanced with some fun stunt rides, are up the St Mary Lake Road. Visit Kootenay Cycleworks in the Platzl for the best details on these trails.

Mountain Biking

Trail Systems

Kimberley Nature Park

Featuring over 100km of trails for walking, hiking and mountain biking.
Access points at Higgins Street, Swan Avenue, Dewolfe Ave and the Kimberley Nordic Trails

Lions/Rotary Trail

From Downtown to Marysville
Access Points at Beale Avenue, Marsden Street, Black Bear Corner and 301st Street in Marysville

Lois Creek Trails
Over 20km of trails for walking and mountain biking
Access points at Morrision Subdivision, behind Lindsey Park School and off 8th Av

Trail Systems

Whitewater Rafting - Kootenay Rafting Co

Go with the Pros. Established in 1998, they use only certified rafting guides meeting all provincial and national safety standards to ensure the well being of your friends and family. Surveys of their recent guests identified high safety standards were the #1 criteria when choosing their river rafting trip. Can accommodate groups up to 60 people in one trip. They also organize horseback riding (12 pax max), ATV tours (8 pax max) and Heli Hike tours (20 pax max) for groups.

Website: http://www.kootenayrafting.ca

Whitewater Rafting - Kootenay Rafting Co

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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