Kimberley Recreation

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.


Golf

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.

Golf

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 Alpine Resort

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.

Website: http://kimberley.ca/community/things-do/recreation-and-parks/aquatic-centre

Kimberley Aquatic Centre

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.

Website: http://www.kimberleycampground.com/putting-course

Kimberley Riverside Putting Course

Mountain Biking

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.

Mountain Biking

Trail Systems

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

Lions/Rotary Trail

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 Av

Trail Systems

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.

Website: http://www.kootenayrafting.ca

Whitewater Rafting - Kootenay Rafting Co

Latest News

    Career Opportunity with the Kimberley Chamber - MANAGER

    Career Opportunity with the Kimberley Chamber - MANAGER

    Published on 20-Aug-2019 by Kimberley Chamber Career Opportunity with the Kimberley Chamber - MANAGER

    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking a General Manager and is accepting applications from experienced and qualified candidates. 

    Click here to download a PDF file containing the position posting which includes preferred qualifications/experience and key responsibilities, along with information on how to apply for this position. 

    Closing Date of Posting: September 15, 2019

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    Voting Open for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards and Tickets on Sale!

    Voting Open for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards and Tickets on Sale!

    Published on 13-Aug-2019 by Kimberley Chamber Voting Open for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards and Tickets on Sale!

    2019 Business Excellence Awards

    Join us at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards as we recognize the outstanding small businesses, entrepreneurs, employees and organizations who contribute so much to our community and local economy.

    Tickets on sale now at http://www.kimberleychamber.com/store/2019-business-excellence-awards

    • Date: Friday, October 4th
    • Time: 6pm
    • Location: Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre
    • Cost: $55 + GST for members
                $60 + GST for non-members
                $420 + GST for a table of 8


    Cast your votes and share the survey among our community. Let's recognize all of the hard work, innovation and dedication of our diverse business community! 

    Vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PK3X57L

    Award Categories:

    • Employer of Year
    • Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award
    • Employee of the Year
    • Hospitality Excellence Award
    • Trades Business or Person of the Year
    • Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year
    • Stan Salikan Community Impact Award
    • Youth Friendly Business Award
    • Business of the Year Award
    • Marketing & Media Business of the Year Award
    • Tourism Excellence Award
    • Entrepreneur of the Year Award
    • Home Business of the Year Award
    • The Keystone Award - new this year!
    • The Rising Star Award - new this year!
    • The Healthy Kimberley Award - new this year!

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    Nominations for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Now Open!

    Nominations for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Now Open!

    Published on 25-Jun-2019 by The Chamber Nominations for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Now Open!

    It's that time of year and the nominations for the annual Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Excellence Awards are now open! 

    We have some exciting new categories this year and the nominations will all be put to a community vote later on in the summer. 

    The Business Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognize the outstanding small businesses, entrepreneurs, employees and organizations who contribute so much to our community and local economy. 

    This year's Business Excellence Awards are set for Friday, October 4th, 2019 at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre. Tickets will go on sale in late Summer. 

    Submit your nominations here!

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Upcoming Events

  • 2019 World Clean Up Day - Kootenay Style
    21-Sep-2019

    JCI Kootenay in cooperation with the cities of Cranbrook and Kimberley would like to cordially invite all East Kootenay ..

  • 2019 World Clean Up Day - Kootenay Style

    Event Date: 21-Sep-2019

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 11-Sep-2019

    JCI Kootenay in cooperation with the cities of Cranbrook and Kimberley would like to cordially invite all East Kootenay business and community members to participate in the 2019 International World Clean Up Day Event.

    This universal initiative is a social action program joining communities from around the world in one single and significant coordinated act of environmental reclamation. Aimed at combating the solid waste and marine debris crisis, World Clean Up Day successfully coordinated 157 countries in 2018 with a reported 17.8 million volunteer participates and an estimated 82,280 tons of waste collected around the world.

    JCI Kootenay in association with the World Clean Up Day Foundation is assembling a community clean up event in Cranbrook and Kimberley on Saturday September 21st 2019 from 10am to 3pm.

    This event provides a welcomed opportunity for JCI to work in partnership with local volunteers, businesses and community focused organizations in an effort to increase waste management and recycling awareness while maximizing our impact through the reduction of residential waste in our neighborhoods, roads and waterways.

    The success of any Clean Up Campaign is directly related to the involvement and dedication of its volunteers and as such community involvement is crucial. JCI Kootenay would like to extend an official VOLUNTEER CALL OUT in the Cranbrook and Kimberley area.

    Join us and others on September 21st for this fun filled and community focused event.

    For event details or information on volunteer opportunities please email Pamela Currie, JCI Kootenay, World Clean-up Day Chairperson at pamelacurrie5910@gmail.com or check out JCI Kootenay on Facebook.

    LETS DO IT - 2019 World Clean Up Day - https://www.letsdoitworld.org/

    JCI - https://www.jcikootenay.com/

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  • East Kootenay Columbia Investment Coop - Annual General Meeting
    19-Sep-2019

    Upcoming AGM & Call For Director Applications Thursday September 19th from 7pm - 9..

  • East Kootenay Columbia Investment Coop - Annual General Meeting

    Event Date: 19-Sep-2019

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 11-Sep-2019

    Upcoming AGM & Call For Director Applications

    Thursday September 19th from 7pm - 9pm MST

    To learn more about the East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op visit their website at https://eastkootenaycolumbia.com/.

    The event will take place at the Ground Floor Coworking Space in Cranbrook (131 7th Avenue S) with the ability to call or video conference in from anywhere (details below). 

    Here is a link to download the agenda and the co-op's financials. 


    If you are interested in serving as a director, please email info@eastkootenaycolumbia.com with your completed nomination package. 
    Click here to download the nomination package.
     Nominations are due by 12pm on Thursday, September 12, 2019. 

    To participate in the AGM from home please use the following link or phone number:
    Join Online
    https://zoom.us/j/690375887
    Or By Phone:
    +1 647 558 0588 
    Meeting ID: 690 375 887

    Not a member yet, don't worry you can still attend. However, if you'd like to become a member you can register here

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  • Kimberley Business Excellence Awards
    04-Oct-2019

    2019 Business Excellence Awards Join us at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards as we recognize the ou..

  • Kimberley Business Excellence Awards

    Event Date: 04-Oct-2019

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 27-Aug-2019

    2019 Business Excellence Awards

    Join us at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards as we recognize the outstanding small businesses, entrepreneurs, employees and organizations who contribute so much to our community and local economy. 

    Tickets on sale now at http://www.kimberleychamber.com/store/2019-business-excellence-awards or you can purchase tickets in person at Sprout Health Market, Kimberley Kritters or Creekside Physiotherapy. 

    • Date: Friday, October 4th
    • Time: 6:00pm Cocktail Hour, with music by Kootenay Lately
                6:50pm Welcome speech from the President, acknowledgment of board of directors
                7:00pm Dinner
                7:40pm A word from the Mayor
                7:45pm Awards Ceremony
                8:45pm Musical Performance, Kootenay Lately
    • Location: Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre
    • Cost: $55 + GST for members
                $60 + GST for non-members
                $420 + GST for a table of 8


    Suggested attire is semi-formal or formal for the gala.

    Cast your votes and share the survey among our community. Let's recognize all of the hard work, innovation and dedication of our diverse business community! 

    Voting is now closed.

    Award Categories:

    • Employer of Year
    • Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award
    • Employee of the Year
    • Hospitality Excellence Award
    • Trades Business or Person of the Year
    • Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year
    • Stan Salikan Community Impact Award
    • Youth Friendly Business Award
    • Business of the Year Award
    • Marketing & Media Business of the Year Award
    • Tourism Excellence Award
    • Entrepreneur of the Year Award
    • Home Business of the Year Award
    • The Keystone Award - new this year!
    • The Rising Star Award - new this year!
    • The Healthy Kimberley Award - new this year!

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