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Kimberley, Photo Destination BC Kari Medig

Kimberley

Situated between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains in the Canadian Rockies is a four-season destination with the town of Kimberley at its heart. The area has an abundance of outdoor recreation to suit everyone with Kimberley itself, known as the Platzl,  the main hub for activities and shopping. It is a fully pedestrian-only zone with a distinctly Bavarian flavour and home to Canada’s largest freestanding cuckoo clock. Golfing, mountain biking and a variety of hiking, from casual day or half-day hikes within the community’s Nature Park, to day or multi-day backpacking trips up the St Mary Valley and other pristine valleys in the area. Visit Marysville Waterfalls, over 100ft high; take a wander through Cominco Gardens with thousands of stunning blooms; hop on the train in town or at the Kimberley Alpine Resort for a journey into the Sullivan Mine. In the winter there is Nordic skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and more.

Location

Located on Hwy 95A, 32 km (20 mi) north of Cranbrook, 39 km (24 mi) west of Fort Steele and 42 km (26 mi) south of Skookumchuk in south-eastern British Columbia and 407 km (253 mi) west of Calgary, Alberta.

A Step Back in Time

Kimberley began as a mining camp at the end of the nineteenth century. It was named by William Ridpath, a Spokane lawyer who hoped the camp would have the same luck as its namesake in South Africa. After the discovery of high grade ores nearby, Kimberley blossomed into a small mining town. Throughout the next century, the underground Sullivan Mine was developed, producing lead and zinc ore.

Kimberley was incorporated as a city in 1968, and officially became known as “the Bavarian City of the Rockies” in the early 1970s.

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Tourism Kimberley

Kimberley & Nearby Accommodations

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Golden Golf Club RV Park
Kimberley Riverside Campground

Kimberley Riverside Campground

Kimberley

Beautiful family campground located on the stunning St. Mary River. 8.5 km from Kimberley city centre. New for 2021: Rental RVs and glamping tents. Play our 18-hole mini-golf course and enjoy unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities. Make memories at the Kimberley Riverside Campground. ... More Details
Cranbrook/St. Eugene KOA

Cranbrook/St. Eugene KOA

Cranbrook

Situated at the beautiful St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino surrounded by picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains, St. Eugene RV Park is a great destination for campers to enjoy the perks of resort amenities while sleeping in nature. The RV Park offers deluxe riverfront sites, both back-in and pull-t ... More Details
Fort Steele Resort & RV Park

Fort Steele Resort & RV Park

Fort Steele

Nestled in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies, Fort Steele Resort & RV Park is an ideal destination for guests wanting a relaxing and peaceful vacation. With endless recreational activities and wonderful weather, you will be returning year after year with the whole family. At our campground we have b ... More Details
Skookumchuck Motel & RV Park

Skookumchuck Motel & RV Park

Skookumchuck

Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, Skookumchuck Motel & RV Park is a fantastic location for guests travelling or wanting to unwind in nature. Near the Kootenay River, our RV lots accommodate for smaller RVs, fifth wheels and trailers. Pull-thru sites and full hookups with 30 amp electric, water an ... More Details
Springbrook Motel & RV Park

Springbrook Motel & RV Park

Skookumchuck

Nestled on the banks of the Kootenay River, Springbrook Resort is a perfect setting for any seasonal getaway, reunion or wedding. Located in the heart of the Rockies, use Springbrook Resort as your centre to explore the wilderness or relax in paradise. Our motel provides you with comfortable beds, k ... More Details
Red Tree Lodge

Red Tree Lodge

Fernie

With a central location in Fernie, Red Tree Lodge offers 43 comfortable guest rooms and an informed staff to create an enjoyable and relaxing visit. At our hotel we provide a variety of amenities, including complimentary breakfast snack, free WiFi, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, guest kitchen ... More Details
Fernie RV Resort

Fernie RV Resort

Fernie

This resort is nestled beside the majestic Elk River in picturesque Fernie, BC. It offers current state of the industry facilities, services and is designed to accommodate a complete range of recreational vehicles from the smallest to the most sophisticated plus an area for tent camping. The resort ... More Details
Spruce Grove RV Park & Campground

Spruce Grove RV Park & Campground

Fairmont Hot Springs

Situated alongside the beautiful Columbia River, many of the 172 large sites enjoy direct river frontage. Popular with families and groups, RVs and tents welcome. Outdoor heated pool. Only 5 minutes from Canada's largest natural mineral hot springs at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Pet friendly. ... More Details
Fairmont Vacation Villas Mountainside

Fairmont Vacation Villas Mountainside

Fairmont Hot Springs

Surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Fairmont Vacation Villas Mountainside is the perfect vacation destination that offers all conveniences of your own home and more. With 116 spacious villas, guests will be spoiled with gorgeous views of the mountains and golf course at their front door. Ca ... More Details
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