Kimberley, B.C is a winter playground with a plethora of outdoor activities, restaurants to try and outdoor plaza and shopping to explore.
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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
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
Sarah & Jeremy Windsor from Destination B.C took a trip to Kimberley, B.C last year and took in a round at Trickle Creek Golf Resort and stayed here, at Trickle Creek Lodge. Check out their review and details from their trip on the Hello BC Blog.
The right club off the right tee is KEY! Plus here are some other tips and tricks on some specific holes at the course;
Remember, Hole #1 is one of Trickle Creek’s easier ones, don’t overthink it and make it harder than it needs to be! Playing Hole 1 from the Blue Tees may entice you to use your driver, try a four or five iron to avoid bringing the creek into play and hopefully have your ball land about 100 yards from the green. If you play from the Black Tees, try a Hybrid 3 for the same effect as the iron from the Blue Tee. If you are an amateur player, play from the 150 yard marker, perhaps a bit longer and get a great view of the green.
Hole 1 (Shot from the Fairway 100 Yards in)
Yes, the creek is in front of the green but keep in mind you still have about 20 yards to play with, commit yourself to the shot and you should find success (unless you hit a worm burner). Depending on the pin position, hit a low punch or a high dropper with your sand wedge. Luckily, this is one of the easiest starting holes in golf to ease you into your game!
The trick to this hole, similar to picking up a hot guy/gal, is to not be intimidated by looks! Just like at Hole 1, put away the driver for number 10 and get behind the simple hybrid or 5 iron to make it to the 150 or 100 yard marker.
Super Insiders TIP – Don’t let the gully eat up your game! If you have trouble hitting the ball solid on the clubface, you might want to hit from the greens.
Arguable quite a favourite hole on the course albeit a very challenging one (in fact it’s impossible to make a Hole In One here), nevertheless worth a shot! Having the hole positioned slightly up hill gives you a full visual of all the bunkers right in front of you, long hitters, you’ll be able to make it over the bunkers, for the shorter hitters start your ball at the 150 yard marker (depending on which Tee you play from). This hole is where the correct club really comes into play, without the correct club for the size of the green and the elevation, the uphill second shot (to the green) will get you every time.
Similar to Hole 10, this hole can seem intimidating given the water behind the green, however it doesn’t come into play often unless the pin is positioned near the back of the green (which is rare). Approach this one as a shot to the green (chances are you will come up short), and can continue on from there. Because of the downhill position of this green try your pitching wedge if you are less than 130 yards out.
Hole 18 (Shot from the fairway 150 Yards in)
Didn’t quite make it to the green did you? Well that’s okay, now you get a great view of the Clubhouse and the opportunity to give it another good full swing using a club down (if you normally use an 8 iron try a 9) and trust, you’ll feel closer to the green than you are – give it a good hit!
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.
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