Round the mountainJune 22: Running, hiking, and mountain biking challenges, with lots of up, and plenty of down, plus kids activites, entertainment, and more!
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Check out issues 14 through 16, 18 through 20, and issue 22 for articles about biking. Issues 3, 6, 7, and 11 also have some tidbits about biking.
The Kimberley Nordic Club is one of BC’s best full service clubs. It offers 34 km of groomed track set classic and skate skiing trails and a 3.5 km lit loop is also available for daily night skiing until 10pm. Modern indoor amenities are also available for skiiers within its lodge. Daily user fees are $10/day to a maximum of $25/family and memberships are also available. Please note: dogs are not allowed.
Kimberley Nordic Club
Kimberley, BC V1A 3B9
Other ungroomed areas like the Lois Creek Trails, within the neighbourhood of Townsite, and the contours of Kimberley’s golf courses are popular places for many cross country skiing enthusiasts as well, especially for those with dogs.
Check out issues 13 and 17 for articles about cross country skiing. Issues 5, 9, and 21 also have some tidbits about cross country skiing.
The Kimberley Curling Club offers drop-in, school programs, private group, and league play for kids, seniors, men, women, and mixed teams. Its six ice sheets and recent accessibility renovations also allow athletes with mobility restrictions to participate so there’s no reason not to enjoy this roaring game!
Kimberley Curling Club
523 Archibald St.
Kimberley, BC V1A 2Y6
Check out issue 17 for an article about curling. Issues 5, 9, and 13 also have some tidbits about curling.
Golf enthusiasts love Kimberley. It’s a spectacular golfing destination with three diverse golf courses within city limits and at least a dozen more in the surrounding area. Golfing in and around Kimberley features majestic mountain views, pristine river valleys, beautiful and challenging contours, and a wealth of wildlife.
Bootleg Gap Golf Course
400 315th Avenue
Kimberley Golf Club
159 305th Avenue
Trickle Creek Golf Resort
500 Gerry Sorensen Way
Check out issues 2, 7, 11, and 15 for articles about golfing. Issue 3 also has a tidbit about golfing.
Kimberley is home to many amazing hiking opportunities from easy nature walks in town to extensive mountain adventures within a short drive. The Marysville Falls, St. Mary Alpine Provincial Park, Kimberley Nature Park, Lois Creek, Rotary, Volksmarch, Mark Creek, and the Kimberley Nordic Trails, or Fisher Peak are just a few places in and around Kimberley for hikers to explore.
Check out issues 3, 6, 7, 8, 10 through 16, 18, 19, and 22 for articles about hiking.
After about an hours drive north from Kimberley you will reach the intersection of Highway 93/95 and Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park Road. Follow the park road for another 17 kms and you will reach Lussier’s Hot Springs. Although Lussier Hot Springs is a backcountry, small-scale version of its luxury brothers like Fairmont and Radium, Lussier’s waters offer the same family-friendly therapy to those adventurous enough to visit. In winter, the pools maintain a temperature of around 40°C/104°F.
Check out issue 9 for an article about visiting hot springs. Issue 13 also has a tidbit about visiting hot springs.
Enjoy FREE public ice skating at the Civic Centre, located at the corner of Archibald Street and Rotary Drive: Wed 7-8:30pm, Sun 2:15-4:15pm, Parent & Tot - Wed 10-11:30am, Seniors - Fri 10-11am and at the Marysville Arena, located at the corner of 304th Street and 309th Avenue: Fri 7-9pm, Sun 2:15-4:15pm, Parent & Tot - Tues 1:30-3pm, Seniors - Wed 2:45-3:45pm. You can also try the $5 drop-in Noon Hour Hockey Lunch League on Fri 11:30-1pm, and the Senior Shinney on Wed 2:45-3:45pm at the Civic Centre. There are also a few outdoor rinks to enjoy within the city including the Townsite rink at the corner of 6th Ave. and Moyie St., and the Swan Park rink at the corner of Swan Ave. and Diamond St.
Issues 5 and 9 have tidbits about ice skating.
Kimberley Alpine Resort boasts 80 titled runs over its 1800 acres of skiing terrain - and most days there aren’t even line ups at the lifts! Located just minutes from downtown Kimberley, the resort offers many programs for those who are learning. Its beginner and intermediate slopes let you casually cruise, while its more challenging slopes deviously drop, and there’s always hidden powder stashes in its many gladed areas. The Kimberley Alpine Resort also offers one of the largest illuminated verticals in North America so you can ski well into the night too!
Kimberley Alpine Resort
301 North Star Blvd.
Kimberley, BC V1A 2YZ
Check out issues 9, 13, 17, and 21 for articles about skiing and snowboarding. Issues 5 and 10 also have some tidbits about skiing and snowboarding.
Kimberley Snowmobile Adventures, located in downtown Kimberley just 300 metres west of the Platzl at 111 Gerry Sorensen Way, will supply you with everything you need for a fantastic snowmobile adventure. All you need to do is book a tour and arrive in time to suit up - and then you are on your way! Half and full day tours are available, along with night, snowcat, and private tours, and even private rental.
Kimberley Snowmobile Adventures
111 Gerry Sorensen Way
Check out issue 17 for an article about snowmobiling. Issues 5 and 13 also have some tidbits about snowmobiling.
Trek the wild winter wonderlands of the Kimberley Nature Park, one of the largest municipal parks in Canada. The entrance locations to the park include: the Kimberley Nordic Ski Area, Swan Avenue, Higgins Street and Jimmy Russell Road. You can also venture through the Trickle Creek Golf Course or snowshoe on Lois Creek’s enchanting trails. Access points include: 8th Avenue, Elko Street and Nelson/Trail Street.
Check out issue 9 for an article about snowshoeing. Issue 5 and 13 also have some tidbits about snowshoeing.
Climbing happens to offer some of the best views while being out there. St. Marys climbing crag is an excellent, well-rounded climbing spot offering all levels of climbs with 30 plus routes. To find this angelic area, turn from Highway 93 onto St. Mary Lake Road just north of Marysville. Follow St. Mary Lake Road west for 18 kms. When the pavement ends, park and look for a trail leading up to the dark rock cliffs above the lakeshore. Another great climbing spot, Lakit Lake, is only a 35 minute drive from Kimberley. Located north of Kimberley, Lakit Road will take you to this recreation site.
Check out issue 11 for articles about climbing. Issues 3 and 4 also have some tidbits about climbing.
Kimberley is blessed to have both indoor tennis courts, the only ones from Calgary to Kelowna, and outdoor tennis courts, with both available for play to the public. The four outdoor courts, located at Rotary Park are free for use. And, on a winter or rainy day, head to Kimberley’s indoor tennis facilities, located behind Selkirk Secondary School on Halpin Street. These courts are open seven days a week and must be booked at least one day in advance with court fees applicable. Visit www.kimberleyindoortenniscourts.com for more information.
Check out issue 12 for an article about playing tennis. Issues 5 and 7 also have some tidbits about playing tennis.
Massage, physio, acupuncture, birthing assistance, and many more holistic healing services of offered within Kimberley’s boundaries. Additionally, a number of body care services specifically for your hair, face, hands, and feet, along with whole body spa packages are available to meet your wellness needs.
Check out issues 1 through 7, as well as issues 7, 9, 13 and 17 for articles about wellness.
Our clean, aqua-blue-green area waters like the St. Mary, Elk, Skookumchuck, and Bull Rivers are full of Cutthroat, Rainbow, and Bull Trout. A variety of half and full day guided fishing tours will provide you with everything you need to fish these classic area rivers. Multi-day trips are also available.
Kimberley Fly Fishing
220 Ross Street
Check out issue 15 for an article about fishing. Issues 5, 7, and 11 also have some tidbits about fishing.
Kimberley offers a wide variety of exercise classes and fitness opportunities; you can try Yoga, Pilates, or a Tai Chi class, or work up a sweat with Aerobics, Spinning, or your own Personal Trainer, to name just a few. Many classes are available through gyms, studios, and centres, and still others are offered privately.
Check out issues 2 through 22 for articles about fitness.
Within driving distance from Kimberley, you can discharge firearms, bows, and crossbows and hunt cougar, elk, whitetail and mule deer, bear, moose, and much more. During the hunting seasons, professional hunting guides are available to ensure that your hunt is an experience of a lifetime.
Check out issue 20 for an article about hunting.
Our local St. Mary River offers calm floats to class 3 rapids, and other area rivers and lakes, all within a couple hours drive from Kimberley; including the Kootenay River, Matthew Creek, Dewar Creek, Wasa Lake, Skookumchuck Creek, Elk River, and Bull River, offer both novices and experts a full range of places to paddle.
Check out issue 7 for an article about kayaking. Issue 15 also has a tidbit about kayaking.
Enjoy a river rafting experience. Both experienced rafters and adventurous beginners will be thrilled by the cascading white-waters of our area. Soak up the sun, enjoy some laughs and some spashes, along with views of breathtaking mountain scenery. A perfect adventure for the whole family.
Kimberley Raft Co.
220 Ross Street
Check out issue 11 for an article about rafting. Issues 3, 7, and 15 also have some tidbits about rafting.
The Kimberley Adventure Park or Skate and Bike Park, located at the corner of Rotary Drive and Marsden Street, is where daring BMXers and skaters hang out in Kimberley. Currently there are two skate bowls and a bike circuit, with plans to create even more in this shady, cool spot which welcomes spectators as well.
Check out issue 7 for an article about longboarding. Issues 3 and 6 also have some tidbits about skateboarding.
There are a number of Provincial Parks and lakes in the vicinity of Kimberley including St. Mary Lake, Wasa Lake, Premier Lake, White Swan Lake, and Moyie Lake. And in town, Kimberley´s Aquatic Centre has fun and fitness for every age with ongoing Aquafit Classes, Special Senior Programs, Swim Lessons, Therapy Swim, Toonie Swims, and Water Sports, including Water Polo. Features include: 25m Lap Pool, Competitive Diving Board, Leisure Pool with Lazy River, Basketball Hoop, 20 person Hot Tub, Sauna, Multi Purpose Room, Tot Slide, Toys, and Bubble Pool.
Kimberley Aquatic Centre
520 Archibald Street
Check out issues 18 and 19 for articles about swimming. Issues 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, and 15 also have some tidbits about swimming.