With 300 days of sunshine a year, Kimberley is a delightful biking destination that caters to the entire family. Located only an hour away from Fernie and Panorama bike parks, Kimberley is the perfect base camp for your holiday. Kimberley’s truly exceptional and extensive network of trails has something for everyone. Whether you are in the mood for a scenic cruise, grueling climb or adrenaline descent, we have the trail for you. With trailheads minutes from downtown you can leave your worries behind as you discover exhilarating mountain views, stunning streams, magnificent wildlife and exquisite flowers.

The Kimberley Nature Park offers terrain for riders of all ages and abilities. Located on the west side of the city, it covers approximately 2000 acres; making it one of the largest municipal parks in Canada. For those wanting more cross-country and all-mountain riding, other areas to explore are: the Lois Creek Trails, the Nordic Club Trail Network, and the Riverside Campground trailhead. For those seeking a downhill fix, head to Northstar Mountain. Kimberley has a strong community of keen and friendly local riders that can help show you the ropes.

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Kimberley is situated between the Purcell Mountains and the Rockies and has an abundance of lakes, rivers and parks all close by.

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The Kootenay Freewheelers Cycling Club are a social bike group that is based in Kimberley.  The bikers meet  every Wednesdays at 6.30pm in the Platzl from May to November.  The ride is around 2 hours and there are usually several groups with varying ablities depending on the numbers. The rides take part on Kimberley’s network of trails throughout Lois Creek, the Nordic Centre, Kimberley Nature Park and beyond. Everyone is welcome to join in the ride!

The Kimberley Trails Society was formed in 2009 in order to develop, maintain and protect recreational trails in Kimberley and the surrounding area for primarily non-motorized uses. You can help support the trails by becoming a member.

Kimberley Visitors Centre is located in downtown Kimberley.  Drop in for local Trail Maps and to find out “what is happening” in and around Kimberley.   We can also offer advice on accommodation, restaurants, attractions and the weather!

Kimberley Visitors Centre / Tourism Kimberley: 270 Kimberley Avenue, Kimberley, BC  V1A 0A3

  • Phone: 778 481 1891
  • Accommodation: 1 866 431 7669
Kimberley is located on Highway 95a between Invermere and Cranbrook, 15 minutes away from the Canadian Rockies International Airport.
From Calgary, Alberta - approximate drive time: 4hrs
  • Route A: Highway #1 west to Highway #95 south to Highway 95a onto Kimberley.
  • Route B: Highway #1 south to Highway #22 southwest to Highway #3/93 to Highway #95A north onto Kimberley.
From Lethbridge , Alberta - approximate drive time: 4hrs
  • Highway #3 west to Highway #3/93 west to Highway #95A north onto Kimberley.
From Vancouver, B.C. - approximate drive time: 11 hours
  • Route A: Highway #3 east to Highway #95A north onto Kimberley.
  • Route B: Highway #1 north to Highway #95 south to Highway  #95A onto Kimberley.
From Spokane, Washington - approximate drive time: 4 hrs
  • Highway #90 east to Highway #95 north to Highway #95A north onto Kimberley.
From Kalispell, Montana - approximate drive time: 2.5 hours
  • Highway #93 north to Highway #3/93 west to Highway 95A North onto Kimberley.

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The Ultimate Day Trip to Kimberley, BC

The Ultimate Day Trip to Kimberley, BC Words and photos by Sam Egan Tucked into the eastern slope of the Purcell Mountains and less than half an hour from Cranbrook’s International Airport lays the sleepy Kootenay town of Kimberley, British Columbia. Formerly home to...

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Riding, Nelson, Rossland and Kaslo

Based in Penticton BC, Ryan Taylor is constantly searching for the meaning of life through trail enlightenment and is an expert at learning things the hard way. He regularly contributes to various cycling publications in an effort to balance writing and photography with his depressing real world job.

This year, dirtbag living was in the back of my mind as the 9:00-5:00 rat race took its toll. With life getting real, I was motivated to take a break from domestication by living in my car with just my bike and whatever I had in my bag. And I chose to pair this break with riding TransRockies Event’s Singletrack 6 (ST6) stage race. Though I’ve done ST6 before, 2017 was the first year it was hosted in the Kootenay Rockies; and I was stoked! Here’s what I found while in Rossland, Nelson and Kaslo

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