One of the largest Bike Parks in the region with a recent focus on progression makes Fernie Alpine Resort’s bike park a favourite among the biking community, being voted in the Top 5 Bike Parks in Canada for the last 2 years. Offering cross country, downhill, single track and dual slalom trails accessible from the base area or chair lift as well as a number of green trails and lessons for any ability level to learn the sport or brush up on skills.
Fernie Alpine Resort isn’t the only place to ride in Fernie, along with a number of trails accessed from town, maintained by the Fernie Mountain Bike Club and the Fernie Trails Alliance there have been significant improvements made to a number of trails over the last few summer’s allowing even more people to enjoy scenery around this gorgeous mountain town! A favourite among the youngest generation of riders, Fernie also has a FREE dirt jump park with large & small jumps, bridges and obstacles to check out, located in town near the aquatic centre.
For more information on Mountain Biking in Fernie, B.C visit the Fernie Tourism website.
There are ‘trails for everyone’ in Kimberley, 3 different trail networks offer everything from beginner riding with gentle, scenic cruises to some adrenaline pumped more difficult trails. With the newest improvements of the trails, the North Star Rails to Trails network is a 25 km long multi use track perfect connecting Kimberley & Cranbrook, perfect for families looking for an afternoon spent exercising outdoors in one of the sunniest places in B.C! Other trails to try are the Lois Creek Trails, geared towards beginner to intermediate riders, and the Kimberley Nature Park, one of the largest municipal parks in Canada for great for riders of all levels.
Get more information on the Tourism Kimberley website.
Try out the only gondola accessed mountain biking in the region at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, with over 3,700 feet of variety, there’s downhill hardcore single tracks with multiple berms, jumps and wooden features as well as lessons and green trails offered for beginners! Golden, B.C has more amazing mountain biking options to offer, being located near Mount 7, one of the most challenging downhills in Canada! Not to worry if you aren’t into the challenge, there are over 100 kms of cross country trails on Mountain Shadows and Moonraker trail systems as well as easier road and mountain cycling. Don’t miss the annual Totally Spoked Bike Fest, this year on May 30th, and participate or observe great mountain biking events at the resort and all around the town!
Get more information on the Tourism Golden website.
The TELUS Shootout is starts today! Purchase a qualifying shot at a designated hole for a chance to make it to the finals and compete for $5400! All proceeds go to the Kimberley Food Bank. Qualify for the finals at Trickle Creek Golf Resort, Bootleg Gap Golf or Kimberley Golf Club between July 20th and 25th, finals are July 25th at Bootleg Gap Golf. More information.
A part of the ‘best of the fests’, Julyfest – Trickle Creek Golf Resort Clubhouse & Grill will be having a special breakfast buffet on Saturday July 18th & Sunday July 19th from 7:30 – 11am. All public & golfers welcome! $12.95/pp, call 250-427-3389 for more information!
NEW and for one day only! Take your family up the mountain – chairlift rides, and/or combined Underground Mining Railway and chairlift ride tickets available. Food concession available at the Kootenay Haus!
More information is available on the Kimberley Alpine Resort online events calendar.
On Sunday, August 23rd Kimberley Alpine Resort with host the first kidz festival! From 10am – 3pm there will be a variety of activities at the base area of the resort as well as at the Top of the North Star chairlift! Ride the chairlift and find a kids playland with TWO big bouncy castles, an obstacle course, scavenger hunt, arts & crafts, face painting and the canteen! The fun isn’t just at the top, we’ll also have plenty of activities at the base area including another bouncy castle, climbing wall, petting zoo and a BBQ!
Tickets will be available starting August 3rd at Trickle Creek Lodge – call 250-427-5175 for more information or to inquire about accommodations!