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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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 Ave
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.