Tucked into the eastern slopes of the Purcell Mountains, in the heart of the Kootenay region, lies the little town of Kimberley. Formerly home of the world’s richest lead-zinc mines, there’s an abundance of things to see and do in Kimberley.

From beautiful gardens, kilometres of hiking, natural waterfalls and whitewater rafting, the area is a playground for the adventure seeking traveller. Play a round of golf below snow-covered peaks or enjoy a guided underground mining experience to learn more about the area’s colourful past.

In summertime, Kimberley Alpine Resort is at the top of the list for mountain bikers with the Jimmy Russel trailhead, located across from the Kimberley Riverside Campground, being a solid staging point for any length of ride in the park. Add mountains, rivers, lakes and smiles - and perhaps something frosty on a tiny table out of doors at the end of your day - and you have it: A cracking good sample of a Kimberley summer!

And then there is the winter … which opens up a completely new and equally attractive playground. A short 3-minute drive away, the ski resorts offer skiers and boarders alike unparalleled opportunities to dip into the white powder. From corduroy groomed runs to some of the best tree and off-piste skiing Canada has to offer, Kimberley Ski Resort is a true top class destination for all winter sport lovers.

At the end of an eventful day, enjoy a gourmet meal at the authentic Schnitzel House or enjoy a pastry in one of the many bakeries. If you are looking for a distinctive little mountain escape packed with adventure, look no further - Kimberley has something for everyone.

Top 5 Things to Do

  • Alpine skiing
  • Marysville Falls
  • Underground mining railway
  • St Mary's Alpine Provincial Park
  • Northstar Rails2Trails

365 days of activities

With year round so much to do in and around Kimberley, you might want to consider an extra day here.

Video courtesy of Tourism Kimberley BC

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