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

    2019-20 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)

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    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 info@kimberleychamber.com 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.

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    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

    PRESS RELEASE 

    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:  http://www.bcchamber.org/advocacy-news/affordability-strategy-welcome-costs-smes-piling

     

    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 info@kimberleychamber.ca

     

     

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Upcoming Events

  • YXC Tech Meetup JUNE - Kimberley
    25-Jun-2019

    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 tanya@groundfloorcowork.ca

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  • Business Beers
    26-Jun-2019

    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!





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  • Growing Your Business With Free Trade Agreements
    18-Jun-2019

    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

    REGISTER AT: www.cfek.ca/FTA


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  • Cranbrook Chamber Luncheon with Destination BC & Indigenous Tourism BC
    19-Jun-2019

    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

    Fees/Admission:
    Members $30
    Non Members $38

    Register online: https://cranbrookchamber.com/events/details/chamber-luncheon-with-destination-bc-indigenous-tourism-bc-461

    SPEAKERS:

    • 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.  


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