Realty Executives Kootenay

Jo McKinstrie

Jo McKinstrie

Jo McKinstrie
Realty Executives Kootenay

About Kimberley

Kimberley is officially a resort community. Look it up! It’s official. It’s no surprise really, because we’ve got resorts and more mountain activities than you can shake a to-do list at.


However, it is a little surprising that the ski resort is just 3 minutes from downtown. Same with the golf course. Actually, there are 8 golf courses within a half hour drive. And there’s an extensive network of trails for walking, hiking, biking and more, just out the backdoor. X-C skiing? Check. River rafting? Book a trip downtown and be on the river in no time. International Airport just 15 minutes away? Absolutely. All the amenities and services you can dream of, where unicorns dance and your wildest dreams come true every day? Nope. Of course not. We’re not that kind of place.


We could say there’s something for everyone, but that’s not true. Instead, we’ve simply got something for those who are interested in the finer points of mountain culture, play and relaxation, without pretention. Some call it a resort community. Some might just call it home. But those looking for a distinctive little mountain escape or adventure will agree it’s quintessentially a good place to be visiting: for a moment, or a lifetime.




There are many ways to enjoy what Kimberley has to offer that don't cost a penny! Here are just a few of the options:


COMINCO GARDENS - 5 hectare property that boasts over 45,000 flowers annually and is free to visit. Located at 290 Rossland Boulevard.(link is external)


OUTDOOR RINK - Corner of 6th Avenue and Moyie Street (no play after 10pm)


LOIS CREEK TRAILS located adjacent to the Townsite and Morrison subdivisions are popular for biking and hiking as well as tobogganing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months.


GIANT CHESS SET located near the Kimberley Public Library


STORYTIME for 3-5 year olds - at the Kimberley Public Library


KIMBERLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY membership is free and you can borrow books, magazines, audio books and videos.


L.E.E.S Spark Youth Drop-In Centre (Pre-teens and Teens) Foosball, pool table, free internet access, music & bookstore. Howard Street at Wallinger Avenue


WI-FI - Free access to Wi-Fi throughout the Plaztl and in key locations around the City.


OUTDOOR PING PONG TABLE located near the Great Canadian Dollar Store




MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS PARK AND SKATE PARK located corner of Marsden and Rotary.


OUTDOOR TENNIS COURTS located behind the Rotary Play Park in the 800 block of Rotary Drive


FREE SWIMS on certain Wednesdays at the Aquatic Centre located corner of Rotary Drive & Archibald Street




KIMBERLEY NATURE PARK is 800 hectares (over twice the size of Stanley Park) and features more than 100 kilometers of trails displaying a diverse landscape of hills, ridges, valleys and plateaus. You can use the park at any time for hiking, walking, or cycling and there are also free monthly guided tours. Slap on the snowshoes and explore the trails in the winter months, too.


LOIS CREEK TRAILS located adjacent to the Townsite and Morrison subdivisions are popular for biking and hiking as well as tobogganing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months.


NORTHSTAR RAILS TO TRAILS is a paved trail for running, walking, biking and blading that runs from the Civic Centre to Cranbrook. The side of the trail is also used for cross-country skiing in the winter months.


LIONS TRAILS run between Kimberley and Marysville and give you a choice of pathways ranging from narrow to wide, flat to rocky and sunny to shady.


CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING at the Trickle Creek Golf Course and the Bootleg Gap Golf Course.


Aquatic Centre


Kimberley’s beautiful Aquatic Centre is a great place for folks of all ages to get fit and have fun! Newly Built in 2006 its like no other in the area! Whether you’re training in the fast lane of the Bert Banks lap pool, floating down the Lazy River, or enjoying the spectacular hillside view from the hot tub, you’ll be surrounded by good friends and great staff. Each month, local businesses sponsor a Free Public or Family Swim evening, so you can bring your whole clan. And we host parties, meetings, and other events in the Kimberley Alpine Resort multi-purpose room too!




There’s no more quintessentially Canadian experience than lacing up the ol’ skates and hitting the ice! Kimberley maintains three outdoor rinks and two arenas, providing lots of opportunities to glide through the winter.


Both the Civic Centre Arena, located on Archibald Street at Rotary Drive, and the Marysville Arena, located at the corner of 304 Street and Jim Ogilvie Way, offer free public skating and drop-in hockey.


Kimberley’s arenas are also available for ice rentals in the winter and event rentals in the off-season.


Ski hill


Kimberley is very lucky to be home of its own Ski Hill and have access year-round for winter and summer sports and recreation.

Kimberley alpine resort Ski Hill Information


Golf courses:


There are 8 golf courses within a half hour drive:


Trickle Creek Golf Course

Kimberley Golf Club

Bootleg Gap Golf


St. Eugene

Shadow Mountain

Cranbrook Golf Club

Mission hills golf course


Children’s playgrounds


Rotary Park – Rotary Drive at McKenzie Street. Public washrooms are open seasonally.

Lois Creek Park – intersection of Moyie Street and 5th Avenue.


Yearly Events:


July Fest - Kimberley’s legendary hometown festival.


Our local Farmers' Market - is open during the summer months on Thursday evenings from 5-7:30pm on Howard Street near the Platzl.


Take in Kimberley’s annual Festival of the Arts at Kimberley Kaleidoscope and Kimberley Plein Air!


Game for a challenge? Athletes and adventurers of all ages can participate in Round the Mountain - a unique Kimberley event combining running, hiking, mountain biking, kids’ races, live music, food, and fun!


From July through October, make sure to catch First Saturdays (link is external), Kimberley’s monthly celebration of arts, culture, and community.


The Gerick Sports Wasa Triathlon (link is external) is suited to the whole family! Events for athletes aged 4-15, 16+ and 18+, individual events and relay teams.


The Kimberley Medieval Festival (link is external) in early July is a free festival for all ages. Dress up in your best medieval garb or come in street clothes and enjoy an authentic Viking village, battle re-enactments, Viking story telling, and so much more! In the Platzl. Contact the Kimberley City Bakery for details




We are also fortunate that within short 20 minute drive is the Casino of the Rockies A resort, casino, golf course, RV & camp site and spectacular wedding destination. With 240 slot machines, including E-Roulette and E-Blackjack, four choices of table games, and a full-service lottery centre, the Casino of the Rockies is your entertainment destination!




Kimberley has one school district serving the area: School district number 6

Elementary schools include: Lindsay Park Elementary, and Marysville Elementary

There is one middle school in Kimberley district: McKim Middle School

There is also only one high school: Selkirk Secondary School

There are how ever three alternate schools located in the district: Kimberley alternate school, Rocky Mountain Distributed Learning and Kimberley Independent School.

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