Get spooked on the top of Northstar Mountain this Halloween! Join us for the 1st annual family friendly Halloween Haunted Haus event on October 19th. Ride the chairlift to the top of Northstar Mountain where you’ll walk along the witchy woods trail and through the creep cemetery. Tour the haunted Kootenay Haus and take a family photo under the spider web arch. Food and hot drinks will be available at the top, kids receive a delicious Halloween treat, plus join us at Montana’s after for great deals!
Tickets available day of event – $12 Adult, $8 Youth, $5 Child. Great specials are being offered here at Trickle Creek Lodge – call us at 250-427-5175 for more information about the event or to book a accommodations!
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!
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.
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
Kimberley is a beautiful and amazing place, get out there and take advantage of it!
While visiting Kimberley, B.C stay at Trickle Creek Lodge, located just a few minutes away from town at Kimberley Alpine Resort. For more information about what to do in Kimberley this summer, visit the Tourism Kimberley website or watch the Promo Video.