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

    Nominations for the Kimberley Business Awards are now being accepted

    Nominations for the Kimberley Business Awards are now being accepted

    Published on 31-Jul-2018 by Mike Guarnery Nominations for the Kimberley Business Awards are now being accepted

    Provide your nominations for the 2018 Kimberley Business Excellence Awards.  Please note: there have been changes in the categories to reflect a more accurate portrayal of Kimberley's business community.
    http://kimberleychamber.com/the-chamber/business-excellence-awards,

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    BC Economic Development Association Information & Check List for Emergencies

    BC Economic Development Association Information & Check List for Emergencies

    Published on 26-Jul-2018 by Mike Guarnery BC Economic Development Association Information & Check List for Emergencies

    Kimberley is NOT affected by wildfires, but this is good information to share with your business network.

     

    Top 10 Steps to Prepare Your Business for Evacuation

    If you are on evacuation alert or think you will be put on evacuation alert, there are some important steps you will want to consider. If you have an evacuation plan, review the plan and start the implementation process. If you do not have an evacuation plan, here are 10 things to consider:

    1. Protect your information - back up electronic files using a USB stick, emailing them to yourself, backing up to an online ‘cloud’ and grabbing your laptop, external hard drive, or computer tower if needed.

    2. Pack insurance and registration information for all commercial vehicles in your evacuation kit. For more information to go:

     

    http://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Pages/2017-Jul10.aspx

    3. Preparing for an Insurance Claim - take pictures and/or a video of your business pointing out key equipment. Don’t forget to take a copy of your insurance documents with you.

    4. Remove any uncertainty as to what staff should do in an emergency. Assign tasks to help staff respond as quickly as possible. Make sure you have their contact information and out of area contacts.

    5. Turn off utilities - electrical, gas and water, and remove any fire hazards that may be near the building.

    6. Empty cash from your cash register and seal in an envelope. Sign the envelope, the cash amount and the date across the seam. If you go to use any of this cash in your evacuation efforts, be sure to track how much of it you spend and if it is a business-related expense.

    7. Make sure you have a list of links to emergency information. A list is provided at the end of this document.

    8. Create a list of emergency phone numbers and key contacts, be sure you have access to this list if you are evacuated.

    9. If there is an environmental threat 50 km or further from your place of business, you may still be eligible to register for business interruption insurance. In the case of wildfires, most insurance companies require that the nearest fire be no closer than 25 – 50km from your place of business.

    10. Contact suppliers about a potential delivery disruption (if applicable) and/or contact customers about a potential disruption in services (if applicable).

     

    T: 604.795.7119 E: info@bceda.ca 5428 Highroad Cres., Chilliwack, BC, Canada V2R 3Y1

    Emergency Links

    Red Cross

    http://www.redcross.ca/

    Smoke

    http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/viewer/run/ops/BSC-WC-01/current/

    BC Wildfire Services

    http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

    Emergency Info BC

    http://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/

    Drive BC

    http://www.drivebc.ca/

    Emergency Preparedness for Industry and Commerce Council (EPICC)

    http://www.epicc.org/

    Insurance Bureau of Canada

    http://www.ibc.ca/bc/business

    Utilities

    BC Hydro

    1-800-BC-HYDRO (1-800-224-9376)

    FortisBC

    Natural Gas

    Natural Gas Emergencies 1-800-663-9911

    Billing & Inquiries 1-888-224-2710

    Electricity

    Electricity Emergencies or Power Outages 1-866-436-7847

    Billing & Inquiries 1-866-436-7847

    Banking Information

    BMO 1-844-837-9228

    https://www.bmo.com/main/business

    Supporting impacted customers needing help with short-term deferral payment options, special accommodations and other assistance. Customers are encouraged to visit any branch or contact BMO for more information. Small business and commercial clients are also encouraged to contact their BMO account manager regarding special accommodations

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    Campfire ban

    Campfire ban

    Published on 26-Jul-2018 by Mike Guarnery Campfire ban

    The Southeast Fire Centre has initiated a campfire ban.  To learn more about this ban, including what is permitted and areas affected, click here.

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Upcoming Events

  • Kimberley Business Excellence Awards
    20-Oct-2018

    The Kimberley Business Excellence Awards returns to the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre on Octobe..

  • Kimberley Business Excellence Awards

    Event Date: 20-Oct-2018

    Posted by Mike Guarnery | on 31-Jul-2018

    The Kimberley Business Excellence Awards returns to the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre on October 20th.  Cocktails will be at 6:00, Dinner at 7:00 and the Awards at 8:00.  Suggested attire is semi-formal or formal for the gala.  More information will be forthcoming, including opportunities to acquire tickets, keynote speaker, and sponsorships.

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  • Kimberley & District Golf Tournament
    26-Jul-2018

    TOURNAMENT DETAILS: Date/Time: Friday, September 21, 2018 - Shotgun start at 1pm (registration at 11:30am) ..

  • Kimberley & District Golf Tournament

    Event Date: 26-Jul-2018

    Posted by Mike Guarnery | on 26-Jul-2018

    TOURNAMENT DETAILS: 

    Date/Time:  Friday, September 21, 2018 - Shotgun start at 1pm (registration at 11:30am) 

    Location:  Kimberley Golf Club

    Registration includes golf (18 holes), cart, buffet dinner & prizes - Earlybird ($99/person until Aug. 15th)  - Regular ($125/person) 
    Entertainment afterwards by Lennan Delaney
    Great prizes that include a chance to win a car on a par 3, Pacific Coastal Tickets, 
     

    Format: 2-person Scramble

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  • 55+ BC Games are coming to Kimberley this September
    11-Sep-2018

    BC 55+ Game registration for participants and volunteers is now available. Follow these links to learn more. -..

  • 55+ BC Games are coming to Kimberley this September

    Event Date: 11-Sep-2018

    Posted by Mike Guarnery | on 02-Mar-2018

    BC 55+ Game registration for participants and volunteers is now available. 
    Follow these links to learn more.

    -          http://www.55plusgames.ca/

    -          http://www.55plusgames.ca/volunteer-registration-portal/

    -          The Games run from Sept 11-15

     

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