Downtown Farmers’ Market
New this summer, the Kimberley Farmers’ Market, stop by every Thursday night until Sept 11th for local food and artisan booths. The Farmers’ Market is located in downtown Kimberley on Howard Street (just north of the Platzl). More info.
Photo Courtesy of e-know.ca, “Kimberley Farmer’s Market off to hot start”
A good place to be riding it out
The Kootenay Freewheelers Cycling Club meets everything Wednesday in the Platzl at 6:30pm. Take a ride and make some new friends! Runs every Wednesday until early October, all abilities welcome!
First Saturday Event
The next ‘First Saturday’ event in on September 6th, each month is a different theme, check out the First Saturdays Facebook for more information. More Info.
Life Sized Chess in the Platzl
You haven’t really lived unless you’ve played a game of life sized chess! There are lots of interesting things to see and shops to peruse in the Platzl, but the life sized chess might be one of the best (plus you get to feel like you’re starring in Harry Potter).
Cominco Gardens open until September
Cominco is the mining company that established the historic Sullivan Mine and Kimberley itself, the gardens were set up in 1927 to exhibit the fertilizer the company produced and then given to Kimberley in 1987 to manage and maintain. (Technically free, donations welcome) More info.
Photo Courtesy of Tourism Kimberley
We live close to nature in Kimberley, if you’ve spent even a short amount of time here, there are some pretty good chances you have seen some interesting wildlife up close and personal. Here’s some of the wildlife that have stopped by to say hi at the course;
This weasel that wants to check in on your score
This bear that had to make use of the ball washer
Stay Bear Aware out there!
Book your Golf & Stay package to Trickle Creek Golf Resort and stay just down the road at Trickle Creek Lodge! View our packages online or give us a call at 1-877-282-1200!
It’s lovely here, take a tour around Trickle Creek and enjoy its beauty without even having to leave your desk.
Fact: Trickle Creek is located right beside Kimberley Alpine Resort, known for having the most sunny days of any B.C ski resort. (Enjoy the sunshine from the newly expanded Clubhouse outdoor patio)
Stay just steps away from Trickle Creek Golf Resort at Trickle Creek Lodge, book your Golf & Stay package online or give us a call at 1-877-282-1200.
By: Cali Sammel
Photos by Dan Jeffrey, Allison Melton, Lindsay Minor, Ted Funston, The Real McKenzie Photography
The Dusty Downhill 2014 is coming up on August 2nd, register before July 25th to save!
How quickly or how leisurely can you go from the top of Northstar Mountain to the Platzl to claim your burger & beer!? Whether you’re running or hiking this 10K route should offer an unique experience for those up to this downhill challenge. All proceeds go towards the First Saturday’s entertainment fund, bringing you great music throughout the summer!
Stay at Trickle Creek Lodge and be steps away from the action, call us at 1-877-282-1200 to book or view our packages page.
Cool new program starting at Kimberley Alpine Resort this winter!
“Are your kids new to the sport of skiing/snowboarding or outgrowing their gear each year? Take the hassle out of having to find and purchase new winter sportswear every year by participating in the new Kids Wings program at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. For just $149/season you can pick up your kids ski or snowboard along with boots and bindings on your first day at your resort of choice, just drop them off at the end of the season, or for an additional fee, purchase them!”
Book your ski vacation and stay at Trickle Creek Lodge this winter. Call us at 1-877-282-1200 or view our book your holiday vacation online.
Have you had a chance to stop by for a bite on the new Trickle Creek Golf Resort expanded patio?
Book your Golf & Stay vacation by calling 1-877-282-1200, view our packages online.
Kimberley, like many towns in British Columbia has a strong mining history; in fact Kimberley is named after the Kimberley mine in Kimberley, South Africa in 1896. The mining claim to fame for Kimberley came from having a nearly 100 year reign for being home to the world’s largest lead-zinc mine (The Sullivan Mine) starting in 1917.
Sports, recreation and tourism have taken over as the main aspects to the City of Kimberley these days, however the history is alive and well at these fun historical activities and destinations to check out with the family in Kimberley this summer!
Learn about Kimberley’s mining history and the history of the famous Sullivan Mine through this interpretive tour taking you on a railway above ground and underground with gorgeous views and opportunity to see wildlife along the way!
The Kimberley Heritage Museum is located in the heart of the city in the downtown pedestrian area; stop by to learn through displays and photo archives!
Formerly known as the Bavarian City of the Rockies, remains of the Bavarian style still remain as it was introduced in the 70’s to boost tourism. While no longer using the Bavarian theme to promote the town, you can still visit the Largest Cuckoo Clock in the world in the downtown pedestrian area and even get a little yodel from Happy Hans if you have a coin to offer the clock.
4. Fort Steele
The nearby heritage town of Fort Steele is definitely something to check out if you have the time. Fort Steele had its hay day in the 1800’s during the Gold Rush. After the rush the towns popularity went quickly and steadily downhill, with a planned Highway running through the town even being abandoned for a more well-traveled route, in the 60’s the provincial government started preserving many buildings and attractions in towns as historical sites and it now has many tourists visiting to see this unique snippet of history.
Photos courtesy of Tourism Kimberley, Fort Steele Facebook and Lindsay Minor
Calgary Stampede is here, and if you are one of those people who love to escape the crowds that come with it – Visit Kimberley! Our laid back atmosphere is sure to help you feel refreshed for your return when it’s over.
Book a Golf & Stay package Online now or call 1-800-258-7669 to speak to a vacation specialist.
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Do you have a group of friends, clients or co workers who like to golf? Escape to Trickle Creek Golf Resort on August 15 – 17th with this new special package, in partnership with Integra Air. Get round trip Calgary – Cranbrook, 2 golf Rounds (with optional add on rounds) and 2 nights accommodation! Call or email Rory to book – 403-209-3308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.