Pre & Post Meeting Activities
Be sure to set aside an extra day or two to enjoy Kimberley’s abundance of activities:
In the winter, enjoy the Kimberley Alpine Resort. The ski hill is just outside the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre’s doors so a few runs pre or post meeting are definitely do-able. Also just up the road is the Kimberley Nordic Centre where 34 kilometres of groomed trails await you. Meanwhile, just around the corner is one of Kimberley’s three championship golf courses, making the summer an attractive time to host an event as well. And, the summer is also the time of year when Kimberley comes alive with a variety of festivals for all ages.
Kimberley has a lot to offer. Recreational opportunities include: hiking, biking, snowmobiling, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, snowshoeing, rafting, ice skating, climbing, curling, kayaking, playing tennis, or attending a yoga class, to name just a few! Additionally, Kimberley has theatre and music performances, art galleries, shops, historical tours, and plenty of culinary culture to sample year round.
Let us know what you are looking for in regards to your pre and post meeting activities. We can get you in touch with the right people to arrange anything from a sledge hockey game, to a historical mining tour, or an intimate team building session.
Whether you are in the mood for a scenic cruise, a gruelling climb, or some downhill adrenaline, you will find your trail in Kimberley. The Kimberley Nature Park is located on approximately 2000 acres, making it one of the largest municipal parks in Canada, and offers terrain for riders of all levels.
Bike Rentals (Mountain & Hybrid) and service.
Fort Steele Heritage Town
Enjoy old-time farming demonstrations, ice-cream making, train rides and horse-drawn wagon tours. Try gold panning, watch live theatre performances and observe the museum displays. Or simply enjoy the view in a Kootenay Rockies setting. Visit Fort Steele Heritage Town and Explore Yesterday, Today!
Kimberley has some of the most scenic golf in Canada with Championship resort courses to friendly executive challenges. We even have a new 18 hole putting course.
Kimberley Golf Club
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's Underground Mining Railway
The Kimberley Underground Mining Railway travels through the beautiful Mark Creek valley as a guide speaks about the history of Kimberley and the Sullivan Mine. Learn about life as a miner at the Underground Interpretive and see a live demonstration of the equipment used in the Sullivan Mine. For season opening dates, please visit their website.
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.
Kootenay Trout Hatchery
The Kootenay Trout Hatchery went into production in 1965 and is responsible for stocking 130 to 150 lakes in the east and west Kootenay regions, as well as some lakes in the Thompson-Nicola and Okanagan regions.The Visitor Centre has an extensive interpretative area which includes aquariums, educational models, and displays. Guided Tours are available from May through August. A variety of educational programs are available for schools and other groups by donation. Children's fishing pond and nature trail is also available for kids to try their luck at fishing.
With the Kimberley Nature Park within city limits, and the Purcell and Rocky Mountains just minutes away, Kimberley allows for some of the best hiking in Canada. From easy strolls to roaring waterfalls to multi-day treks along the ridges of the Rockies, no hiker will be disappointed.
Spirit Rock Climbing Center
The climbing gym for all the family!
Spirit Rock Climbing Center is an exciting, new community-oriented climbing gym located on the Platzl in downtown Kimberley.
Anyone, any age or skill level, is welcome at the gym. No experience necessary. We have fun climbs for all abilities.
As a first time experience: drop in and try out our bouldering area, climbing on autobelays, and slackline.
Book a program or drop in on a day rate: Programs always include all the equipment, supervision for minors and trained staff to manage the ropes ("belayers"). If you pay for a drop in, no belayers provided, but there is still lots of climbing to be had on the bouldering wall and autobelays, if you aren't certified by us to belay.
We have climbing on the outside of our building for three seasons, come try it out!
Check out the Kids Rock! Camp available during the summer and at all holidays for children aged between 5 and 13. Climbing, slacklining, fun and games in the morning sessions and afternoon sessions will be an hour of climbing and and two hours of either Bowling at the Elks Lodge, Swimming at the Kimberley Aquatic Center, Acro Yoga at Mountain Pose, Arts and Craft Camp at Center 64, or a nature walk and soccer game.
Check us out on Facebook and our website for current program information.
The Platzl & Cuckoo Clock
The Platzl is a pedestrian-only outdoor shopping mall in the downtown core and features unique shops, specialty cafes, and fantastic dining. Live performances take place on weekdays during the summer months. The Platzl also features the largest free standing Cuckoo Clock in North America.