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Kimberley Visitors Guide 2018 S I M P LY KIMBERLEY

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DOWNTOWN & PLATZL

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GOLFING IN KIMBERLEY

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DOWN BY THE RIVER

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WILDLIFE

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ROUND THE MOUNTAIN

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MUSIC

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FIRST SATURDAYS

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MARYSVILLE

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JULYFEST

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WINTER IN KIMBERLEY

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MINING RAILWAY

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IN THE AREA

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TRAILS

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RECREATION

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CAMPING & FISHING

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KIMBERLEY TOP TEN

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Downtown and the Platzl

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he heart of Kimberley’s downtown is the pedestrian Platzl. If you last visited a few years ago, be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by the changes. If this is your first visit, be prepared to spend a few hours. The Platzl is a family-friendly shopping and dining area, spotted with perennial gardens, mature trees, flowers and a water feature for the kids. It features a gazebo for live music performances, of which there are many throughout the summer. It is ground zero for many of Kimberley’s summer festivals. It is filled with shops unique to Kimberley. You won’t find chain stores here, only family-run, small businesses that offer all kinds of wares to enhance your trip to Kimberley or provide a few souvenirs of your visit. The restaurants feature a great variety of cuisine, and outdoor patios so you can enjoy the Platzl’s ambience while you dine.


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ust a short walk from the Platzl, you will find some lovely landscaped areas along the newly rehabbed Mark Creek. Recently upgraded from a concrete flume installed during the 1950s for flood control, the areas along Mark Creek are now much more attractive and offer some great little swimming holes, kayaking and fishing spots just minutes from downtown.

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Round the Mountain and more

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imberley has become a staple on the adventure racing circuit. It all began with the Round the Mountain festival, this year scheduled for Sunday, June 24. Round the Mountain is so popular that entries are capped at 550 each year, and each year they sell out. Participants can choose from a variety of four hiking, running, and mountain biking challenges around North Star Mountain, plus kids races, live music, and food and drinks will provide fun and entertainment for everyone. All events start and finish at the Kimberley Nordic Centre. The race course is the spectacular Round the Mountain Trail which circumnavigates North Star Mountain (the Kimberley Alpine Resort ski hill). This is an event for the whole family. With the success of Round the Mountain, a few other adventure races have also found their way to Kimberley, including the Black Spur Ultra, an ultramarathon. In its first year many racers dubbed Black Spur an “instant classic”. Hosted at Kimberley Alpine Resort, you can walk to the start line right from your hotel room. This year, the Black Spur Ultra, with 108 k and 54 k courses, is set for August 24 to 26. See blackspurultra.com for details. New this year on July 13, is the 5k Spartan obstacle race. Spartan races are run all over North America but this is the first time one is being held in Kimberley. See spartanrace.ca for details.


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First Saturdays

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irst Saturday Kimberley’s Annual Arts Culture and Heritage begins its 6th season of monthly festivals from July to October in the Kimberley Platzl area — the first Saturday of each month. Live entertainment, art market, artisans at work, outdoor concerts, children’s activities, hand’s on demonstrations are a part of each Saturday. Other activities; pancake breakfast, bed races, silent auction, High Tea, hikes in the nature park, paddle battle, and Oktoberfest, with strudel eating, pretzel toss, barmaid race, beer brats and pretzels, accordion’s and Oomph papa complement each of the First Saturdays. Musicians and performers from throughout the valley provide the music from 12-4pm in the afternoon in the Platzl and outdoor concerts held in the parking lot at Centre 64 in July and August.

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Friday Night Live Band 7:00pm - 11:00pm (3 Boundary St. Old Grey Garage) • Assorted Hand Made Chocolates • Variety of Fudge • Fresh Caramel • Caramel Popcorn • Sponge Toffee • Ice Cream

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First Saturdays

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irst Saturdays this season are scheduled for July 7, August 4, September 1 and October 6, 2018

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JulyFest

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imberley’s legendary JulyFest is scheduled for July 20 through 22 this year. Why is it legendary? What other festival offers so much in such a short time? There’s soccer — not just a soccer tournament, but one of the largest tournaments in Western Canada. Over 60 teams and over 150 games in two days. And the competitive division offers some really high level football. The JulyFest soccer trophy is a most sought-after piece of hardware for teams from western Canada and the northwest United States. See julyfestsoccer.com for details and registration. There’s bocce — the Canadian Bocce Championships are part of JulyFest and each year, hundreds of people get dressed in costume and hit the bocce pits on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Moved to Centennial Park in 2017, the JulyFest bocce pits are the place to be, featuring great live music all day and all night long. Enjoy refreshments and watch the competition. There’s long boarding — the Sullivan Classic Longboard Race is a big part of JulyFest Sunday. You won’t want to miss these intrepid skateboarders as they negotiate the twists and turns of the decent from the high school to the middle school. It’s always exciting to see who can stay upright for the whole course. There’s high school reunions — this year it will be reunion time for the classes of 2008, 1998, 1988, 1978, 1968, 1958. There’s the annual parade, pancake breakfasts, a children’s fest and lots of other activities offered during the JulyFest weekend. It’s the Best of the Fests.


Kimberley Mining Railway

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he Kimberley Underground Mining Railway is owned and operated by the Sullivan Mine and Railway Historical Society. The Kimberley mining railway has been in existence, in one form or another, for 32 years and has developed into a unique tourist attraction. Join the Mining Tour and ride the rails through the beautiful Mark Creek valley as you listen to the history of Kimberley

and the Sullivan Mine. Learn about life as a miner at the Underground Interpretive Centre as the miner guide describes hard rock mining and demonstrates some of the equipment used in the Sullivan Mine. Join us for a short walk to the Sullivan Mine Powerhouse for a guided tour featuring the huge compressors and generators that powered the mine. Board the train again to learn more about Kimberley and enjoy

spectacular scenery and glimpses of the occasional wild life as you travel back to the station. Explore the Orpheum Theatre, the North Star Schoolhouse, the Miner’s Cabin and the Caboose as part of your adventure into history. New this year, the Sullivan Mine Geological display. The 2018 season begins the Victoria Day Weekend, May 19, 20 & 21.

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Trails

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or those looking for a stroll through the wilderness, Kimberley is the perfect destination. From paved walking paths to strenuous hikes up a mountain side, there is a trail for every level of fitness. The largest municipal park in British Columbia, the Kimberley nature park is over 840-hectares, not to mention the adjacent 200-hectare Horse Barn Valley Interpretive Forest. The two areas contain more than 50 kilometres of trails linking forested hillsides, panoramic views, ponds, streams, and trees galore. Trails are also friendly for those wishing to mountain bike, or cross country ski in the winter.

There are six major access points to the Kimberley Nature Park including The Kimberley Nordic Ski Area, Higgins Street and the Kimberley Riverside Campground. The Horse Barn Valley Interpretive Forest entrance requires a drive up a forestry road that is most suitable for high-clearance vehicles. For those who enjoy cycling and inline skating, or those who are pushing a baby stroller, the pristinely paved Northstar Rails to Trails network can take you from downtown Kimberley all the way to Cranbrook.

The Northstar Rails to Trails also has several access points, with the main trailhead at Rotary Drive and Archibald Street near the Civic Centre Arena. This point also connects you via

a trail extension (not paved) to the Platzl and downtown area. Many of Kimberley’s trails are maintained by hardworking volunteers with the Trails Society, the Nature Park Society and the Rails to Trails Society.

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Recreation

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here is no doubt that there is a wide variety of outdoor recreation in the mountains surrounding Kimberley, but there are plenty of facilities in town as well. On Rotary Drive alone you will find a skate park, along with a bike park, the Kimberley Aquatic Centre, the Civic Centre arena ­— which includes a year round indoor walking track ­— the Rotary Splash Park, tennis courts and ball fields.

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Camping

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hether you’re looking for a family-friendly campground or a remote backcountry getaway, Kimberley and the surrounding area boasts a wide variety of camping options all season long. Kimberley Riverside Campground is perfect for those that want to stay close to town, have an RV, or want to camp with their family. Just a ten minute drive from town, the campground is located on St. Mary Lake Rd. Open from early April to mid October, the Kimberley Riverside Campground has both Mini Golf and Disc Golf Courses, free hot spot internet access, a resort pool, a playground, and is close to both the Kimberley Nature Park and fly fishing along the the St. Mary River. Not only is Kimberley Riverside Campground close to town, but there are many other nearby campsites including Wasa Lake, Lazy Lake, Skookumchuck Creek, Whiteswan Provincial Park, and more. If you’re up for the drive to Whiteswan, you might consider dropping by the natural Lussier Hot Springs, which are located near the park entrance at km 17.5 on the Whiteswan Forest Service Road. If you’re up for a more rugged, backcountry experience, hike out to the secluded Dewar Creek Hot Springs or book an overnight horse-back adventure with a local outfitter. There are endless possibilities for backcountry camping, just be sure to familiarize yourself with the access roads and hiking routes before heading out.

Fishing Kimberley is within driving distance to a multitude of world class lakes and trout streams. Guided trips are designed for both beginners and experienced anglers, and there are a number of outfitters to choose from in Kimberley and the surrounding area. Or, you can head out on your own. The St. Mary River, which flows just south of Kimberley, is known as a high quality fishing destination. The Kootenay River and many lakes in the area also produce healthy, lively, cutthroat, rainbow, bull trout and white fish. Not far from town is HaHas Lake, where you can camp and fish all summer long. HaHas is located approximately 20 minutes north of

Kimberley just a few kilometres off the Lost Dog Forest Service Road. If you’re up for more of a drive, Premier Lake is just further north, with incredible views along the way and even more opportunities for both camping and fishing. If you do choose to go fishing while in Kimberley, always be sure to purchase the appropriate licensing and follow the current BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations.


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Ten things to enjoy

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kimberley farmers’ market

Thursday evenings during the summer, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Kimberley visitors and locals alike congregate on Howard Street for the Kimberley Farmers Market. This is a true grow it, make it or bake it market, offering delectable locally grown produce and food, as well as interesting jewelry and more.

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Kimberley Public Library and Kimberley Heritage Museum

Sharing one building at the west end of the Platzl, both the Kimberley Heritage Museum and the Kimberley Public Library are open year round. This year is the 40th anniversary of the Kimberley Heritage Society, which opened the Museum in 1980. The Library is full service with both digital and hard copy collections. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays year round.

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Medieval fest

On July 7 and 8, Vikings come to town for the Kimberley City Bakery Medieval Fest. See a Viking village, watch battle reenactments and archery displays. This is a free, family festival and takes place at Centennial Park and the Platzl.

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Kimberley Veterans memorial Park

Where once an old auto service station sat on one of Kimberley’s most visible lots, there is now the Kimberley Veterans Memorial Park. A beautiful new cenotaph and many memorial plaques tell the story of Kimberley’s veterans and those who still serve. It’s a great place to stop for lunch and take a moment to reflect.

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Visit Spirit Rock Climbing Centre in the Platzl. Spirit Rock has 6,000 square feet of roped climbing, reaching heights of 38 feet and a 16 foot high ‘top out’ bouldering area to keep you and your family entertained for hours. Spirit Rock is kid friendly and a great place to spend an afternoon.

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when you visit Kimberley

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mini putt at riverside

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kimberley alpine resort

There’s mini golf and then there’s the Riverside Mini Putt. This is a state of the art putting course, located at Riverside Campground. The course is a miniature 18-hole course with water features and elevation changes. Not to be missed and affordable fun for the whole family.

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Cominco Gardens

Kimberley’s Cominco Gardens have long been the place to go for wedding and graduation photos, and they are a can’t miss spot for tourists as well. Originally planted to showcase the wonders of Cominco’s Elephant Brand fertilizers in 1927, the gardens feature 50,000 blossoms on five beautiful hectares near the Kimberley Health Centre.

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kaleidoscope festival

August 18 to 25, 2018 An eight day arts and culture festival featuring adjudicate art exhibits, concerts, both indoor and out, workshops and shows. Immerse yourself in the arts for an entire week.

If you’re here in the winter, you will experience a true out the back door to the lift experience. The North Star Quad lift is only five minutes from downtown Kimberley, or stay on the mountain and ski right to it. Kimberley Alpine Resort is a true family hill with terrain for everyone. In the summer, follow a local to their favourite huckleberry spot.

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55+ Bc games

This year, September 11th through 15th, Kimberley and Cranbrook are proud to cohost the 55+ BC Games. Participants in the Games range in age from 55 to 90+ and represent 12 different zones across the Province. Visit http://www.55plusgames.ca/ for information on all the events and to register.

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Motor Mountain Nationals

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t’s a car show and so much more. The newest of Kimberley’s summer festivals, Motor Mountain Nationals has grown tremendously in just two years. There were hundreds of classic cars and trucks to view last year, as well as a Pin Up Show, live music and dance, and lots of opportunities to talk cars. It all happens on July 27 and 28, 2018 in the Howard Street area. Don’t miss it.

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Golfing T

here is no doubt that Kimberley sits in an area that is a mecca for golfers. There are dozens of great courses within an hour or so drive of Kimberley itself. But before you venture further afield, you need to play at least one round on each of Kimberley’s three championship courses. There’s Trickle Creek on North Star Mountain, near the Kimberley Alpine Resort and all the on-hill accommodations. Trickle Creek is a meticulously maintained, 18-hole course featuring elevation changes and astounding views from the tees. The clubhouse is well known locally for great food and the deck is a great place to enjoy an afer round refreshment. The Kimberley Golf Course in Marysville is the oldest course of the three and the only members course. The course winds its way through Ponderosa Pines along the St. Mary River. The members are friendly and always willing to share a tip. And don’t miss lunch or dinner on the deck over looking the first tee. There is often live music on the deck just to enhance your experience. The third course in Kimberley is Bootleg Gap, a city-owned 27 hole course, with mountain-side and river-side holes. Try the Les Furber designed 18 hole championship course, or if you’re short of time, check out the Rec 9, a favourite with locals. Kimberley’s three courses are just the start of your East Kootenay golfing adventure.

There are four other courses in the immediate area; Wildstone, Shadow Mountain, St. Eugene and the Cranbrook Golf Club. These four are all 20 minutes or so south of Kimberley. You can also head north for some great courses in the Invermere, Fairmont area.


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Wildlife

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imberley is a city set in a wonderful natural setting with the great outdoors on your doorstep. Given its location, Kimberley also has a population of wildlife. It is entirely common to share the sidewalk with a deer, or come across a flock of wild turkeys down a back lane, or encounter a bear. The urban deer population has been an issue for several years and Kimberley’s mayor and council have worked hard to find ways to deal with it. One thing is firm, Kimberley will not participate in a kill cull to take the population down. Instead, a tremendous amount of work has gone into finding different methods of dealing with the resident herd. One of the most interesting possible solutions is translocation of mule deer to a winter range well Open Daily – 7 Days a Week

8am to 8pm

outside of Kimberley. A study has been ongoing for the past several years and this past winter, another 50 deer were removed safely and returned to the wild. One thing visitors can keep in mind is that though these animals appear quite habituated, they are wild animals. Do not approach them, and most importantly, do not feed them. Kimberley has a bylaw against feeding deer. Keep your garbage secure. Bears may move through town, but if they find nothing to eat, they will move on. Coexisting with wildlife is part of life in Kimberley. Feeding them is not helping.

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Music

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imberley is a city of music. You’ll hear it everywhere. Summer concerts by the Community Band in the Platzl gazebo. Free outdoor concerts at the local arts centre (Centre 64) just up from the Platzl. Local bands (of which there is an amazing variety) playing local pubs. The JulyFest bocce pits. The Round the Mountain race wouldn’t be the great event it is without the addition of music creating a great atmosphere in the start/finish area. Music is everywhere. The Kimberley Arts Council strives to keep a steady diet of musical entertainment going year round, with their spring and fall concert series, and of course the Home Grown Music Society,

whose concerts throughout the winter provide much entertainment on Saturday nights. There is also a thriving music program at the local secondary school, featuring a jazz choir and a band. If there’s an event in Kimberley, there will be music involved. Enjoy.

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Marysville

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s you enter Kimberley from the south, you will first arrive at the part of town known as Marysville. Just seven kilometres south of downtown, Marysville has a culture all its own. From Marysville Daze in June to the Kimberley Community Fall Fair in September, Marysville has a lot to offer. It is a preferred residential location for many — lower elevation means less snow. It is home to two of Kimberley’s golf courses — Bootleg Gap and the Kimberley Golf Club. There is also the eco park, with a wooden boardwalk to the wonderful Marysville Falls. Marysville has a downtown

shopping area featuring local artisans, coffee shops, a neighbourhood pub, and

much more, as well as trails that connect it to Kimberley proper.

It’s a great place to explore on a sunny day.

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Marysville

The Community Fall Fair, September 29 and 30, 2018. All kinds of vendors with interesting wares, it’s a Kimberley favourite. This year’s fair will feature Bolerama, new games and entertainment.

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Kimberley in the winter hile Kimberley has a thousand and one opportunities, it is at heart a ski town. The early beginnings of the Kimberley Alpine Resort date back to the 1930s, when Scandinavian employees at the Cominco Sullivan Mine began to develop the ski hill on North Star Mountain. A ski jump was added in the 1940s, with competitors soaring off the big jump to land in the parking lot of what is now Save On Foods. The City took over from the ski club in the 1970s and continued to develop the hill, but the metamorphosis into today’s resort began in the late 1990s, when it was sold privately. Today, Kimberley Alpine Resort is owned by Resorts

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If skiing is not your thing, try a hockey game. Kimberley is home to the

JULY TO OCTOBER Each First Saturday find Live Entertainment, Art Avenue Workshops and Demos, Art Walk with vendors and featured artists

July 7 – Celebrate Summer

Pancake Breakfast, Annual Bed Race, Silent Auction One Light Town Concert with the Mile High Club

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Kimberley in the winter historic Kimberley Dynamiters franchise, currently a Junior B team in the KIJHL. The Dynamiters are a perennial playoff team and the fans at the Old Barn (Kimberley Civic Centre) can really get rocking, turning the game into an experience. Also yours to enjoy in winter are the Kimberley Nordic Trails, the Kimberley Nature Park, curling, sliding, snowshoeing, fat tire biking and more. Our winter climate is relatively mild, the snow is deep and the opportunities for fun, limitless.

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While you’re in the area

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imberley is located in one of the most spectacular valleys in Canada. The Rocky Mountain Trench teems with wildlife, with wild rivers and mountains. There is so much potential for adventure, from white water rafting to hiking high in the alpine to mountain biking and backcountry camping. Cranbrook, pop. 21,000, is just south of Kimberley, about a 25 minute drive on Highway 95A. You can make a stop in Cranbrook part of a circle tour. Head south to Cranbrook, then go east on Hwy 3 to the Fort Steele turnoff. You can visit the Fort Steele Heritage Town, a wonderful historic town. Ride their steam train, visit their famous Clydesdale horses, check out the townsite. And of course visit their bakery for great goodies to fuel you up. Continue north on Hwy 95 to Wasa, where you’ll find the Kootenays’ warmest lake, with great beaches. Just north of Wasa, off the White Swan Forest Service Road are the Lussier River hot springs. These natural hot pools sit right on the shore of the Lussier River and are a very popular stop with locals and tourists alike. After a visit to the hot springs, head back to Kimberley on Hwy 95A. All through the valley are access roads to the backcountry. Talk to the folks at the Visitor Centre for some ideas or have a conversation with those who work at some of Kimberley’s outdoor and adventure businesses for ideas for the best places to go.


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pecial events are celebrated throughout the year at Fort Steele. Check out the calendar of events and plan to spend a day of family fun. From holiday events to gold panning and the Halloween Spooktacular that is truly a community celebration with over 3,000 attending annually, there is something for everyone! Summer Season 2018 July 1 - September 2, 2018 Open 10:00am - 5:00pm, 7 days a week. Shops: Gift Shop, Kershaw & Son General Store, Blacksmith, Leather Worker, Dressmaker, Nugget Norm’s Gold Panning, Tinsmith. Food: Fort Steele Cafe, City Bakery, BBQ at the International Hotel, Mrs. Mather’s Ice Cream Parlour. Activities: Daily gossip tours, museum & heritage buildings open for viewing, livestock viewing. Train rides, wagon rides, and summer theatre production available daily. (The train must shut down occasionally for regular maintenance. Please call ahead to confirm availability.)

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Cranbrook History Centre T

he Cranbrook History Centre is one of the jewels in the crown of East Kootenay tourism. Located at the west end of Cranbrook on Hwy 3, it’s more than worth a stop. The Canadian Museum of Rail Travel The Canadian Museum of Rail Travel showcases deluxe rail cars and locomotives. Many of the rail cars located in the collection have been completely restored to their original form, others are partially restored but can still speak to their historical significance. Guided tours allow visitors to enter the rail cars and learn about their history and how first class travellers were transported around Canada. The Royal Alexandra Hall This beautifully restored 1906 heritage room opened at the Museum in 2004 and has held numerous weddings and other events such as meetings, receptions and concerts. The room is the original grand cafe of the royal Alexandra Hotel of Winnipeg built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1906. Cranbrook Archives The Cranbrook Archives hold a large collection of historical documents related to the history of Cranbrook and Canadian rail travel. Documents consist of manuscripts and photographs in their original form. The archives are available for public use either on site or by distance with staff assistance.

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he College of the Rockies has its main campus in Cranbrook, plus satellite campuses in Kimberley, Fernie, Creston, Invermere and Golden. Smaller class sizes, personalized instruction,

up-to-date technology, great support services and professional, friendly staff who are dedicated to student success make the College of the Rockies the best place to live, learn and play!

The College offers a wide range of courses from degree programs to pre-apprentice training to firefighter and tourism courses, as well as many adult education offerings. Check it out at cotr.ca

Cranbrook History Centre

Attractions:

• Canadian Museum of Rail • Cranbrook Museum • Gift Shop • Model Railway • Paleontology • Royal Alexandra Hall Rentals • Restoration Area • Weddings, events and venue spaces for rent • Guided train tours

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Forest Crowne is a premier mountain community boasting the fresh air, scenery and natural surroundings that only the East Kootenay Valley can provide. Within 5 km of Forest Crowne there are 3 championship golf courses, one ski resort, endless mountain trails, world-class fly-fishing and all the quaint charm of local artisan shops and restaurants. But with over 300 days of sunshine a year, some of the best days are spent without ever leaving the backyard. Custom home sites from the $90s | Cottages by Tyee Homes from the $290’s

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GET THE WHOLE FAMILY OUT GOLFING THIS SEASON WITH THE BEST DEAL IN THE KOOTENAYS.

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Junior 2018 Membership $75.00 + tax & Golf Canada Association dues.

Junior Camps 6 week camps starting Monday, May 7th, Classes start 4pm, 5pm, 6pm. $70.00 + tax per participant.

Ladies Camps 6 weeks of lessons + drink voucher each week. Classes start Tuesday, May 8th, 5pm, 6pm & 7pm. $75.00 + tax per participant.

Ladies Night Ladies Camp Registrants are then eligible for ladies night starting June 19th. 9 Holes + Drink Voucher + Prizes = $30.00 + tax per week. 5 Pack Punch Cards - $200.00 + tax 10 Pack Punch Cards - $380.00 + tax Both can be used for 9 and 18 holes.

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