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.
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
“Great family time at Christmas!”
Reviewed 12 April 2014
I had booked 4 rooms as many family members were staying here for Christmas. Much to my surprise, when I came to check in, the front desk staff had already done so and had all keys just ready to go. It did not even take 5 minutes to check in for four rooms. Where do you get service like that, especially during the busy Christmas season? When we got up to the room, they called to ask if everything was satisfactory! That doesn’t even happen at the Fairmont hotels! The rooms are large with full kitchens making it possible to prepare full meals. Underground parking is super convenient. There is so much to do there such as: activities for the children, swimming in the year round pool, soaking in the hot tub, skating and of course skiing! We have already booked our four rooms for next Christmas!
Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
“Friendly and superb location”
Reviewed 31 March 2014
Excellent location, with most of the facilities of home.
Been at this hotel 6 times, the last twice both 5 week stays. As always enjoyed my latest stay all staff were very friendly and helpful, staff on reception were particularly friendy and helpful after my friend fractured his pelvis, cookies and a card were a nice touch. The room service staff were also very good, obtaining extra padding for his bed and the room itself be clean and well appointed.
Staff in Montana’s were also friendly and helpful (again).
Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
“Great location at the base of Northstar Mountain, just minutes from Downtown Kimberley”
Reviewed 1 February 2014
Have stayed here both summer and winter and on both times enjoyed the stay. In winter we had a view overlooking the ski hill. We used to either eat our lunch in the Stemwinder (bar/restaurant at the base) or in our room where we could watch the skiers whilst we ate our soup and sandwich! In the summer we had a view overlooking the Purcell Mountains and had some amazing sun rises. The rooms are well equipped with kitchen, seating area and desk/chair and a gas fire which we enjoyed summer and winter!
The location is great for downhill skiing, maybe 30 meters from the main chair lift; and the Nordic Centre was just 5 minute’s drive; we played all three courses in the summer; Bootleg Gap Golf Course, Kimberley and Trickle Creek and all three were just a short drive away. The pools and hot tub are ideal for relaxing at the end of a perfect day in and around Kimberley.
Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
“THE best location at Kimberley ski resort”
Reviewed 20 January 2014
The Trickle Creek Lodge has absolutely the best location for skiing at Kimberley, being situated right at the bottom of the main chairlift. They have some newer competition now, but nobody could ever build any closer for ski-in, ski-out accommodation. I have been here several times, as Kimberley is my favorite ski area, and have always enjoyed this hotel. I haven’t tried the others, but why bother when the location here is perfect and the hotel just fine. The dated looking appliances in the full suites are the only things that give away the age of the place, which has aged well. (There was a tear in the carpet, but I was assured the carpets are up for replacement in the near future. There was a leak in the kitchen sink faucet, and sticking toilet, which the front desk promptly took note of.) Service was excellent, including a call from the front desk to ensure all was well. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, except that there is a large armoire in the bedroom which is too big for the room, making for a tight squeeze around the beds. Dining is convenient, with Montana’s Cookhouse in the hotel and the Stemwinder Bar and Grill in the next door day lodge. Other than that, you need to go downtown, which isn’t that easy or cheap, as there is infrequent shuttle service. There are hot tubs and fitness area if you are inclined. The official star rating of 4.5 may be just a touch high, but I don’t know where Trip Advisor gets its 3 stars from. I recommend the Trickle Creek and will definitely keep coming back.
Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
“Had a wonderful winter get-a-way!”
Reviewed 8 January 2014
Our family of four was more than comfortable in our one bedroom suite over 10 days. Our view of the Purcell Mountains was striking and we enjoyed lots of beautiful sunrises. We loved having a kitchen in the unit as well as being in a location that was a true “ski in – skin out” experience. Super convenient! The kids could come and go as they pleased. After long days of fantastic skiing we were able to kick up our feet and read, sit by the gas fireplace, and enjoy the pool and hot tub. We also really loved the New Year’s Eve festivities with fireworks, skating, sledding. It had a great family atmosphere. The rooms were clean, the staff were helpful and courteous. Snowshoeing, tobogganing and great restaurants were really close by. We would give our winter experience an A+!
Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
Check out Trickle Creek Lodge on Trip Advisor or call 1-800-258-7669 to book a stay at Trickle Creek Lodge and to speak to a Kimberley, B.C vacation specialist today!
This Father’s Day treat Dad to a day out in and around our community, there are so many things to do the hardest part of your Sunday will be deciding what to choose!
1) Tell Dad he’s Perfect to a TEE for Father’s Day at Trickle Creek Golf Resort with special rates for the day. More information on the Trickle Creek Golf Resort website.
2) Father’s Day Hike in the Kimberley Nature Park, Meet at the Riverside Campground entrance at 1:00 pm for a 3 hour moderate hike that explores Shapeshifter and Hoodoo View Trails looping back via Jimmie Russel Road. More information on the Tourism Kimberley website.
3) Learn about some Kimberley history and take a tour on the Underground Mining Railway, tours run at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. More information on the Tourism Kimberley website.
4) The 37th Annual Cranbrook Firefighter’s Fishing Clinic, Fishing! No cost or pre-registration required. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served. More information online.
5) Stop into Montana’s for lunch or dinner, located right here in Trickle Creek Lodge, more information online or call 250-427-1600 for information.
Have a happy Father’s Day!
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.