A lot of building investments, a slew of new businesses, a plethora of festivals and activities, mixed with an enthusiastic local spirit has helped Kimberley’s tourism industry stay strong in a time when many have seen a decline. According to Kevin Wilson, the City of Kimberley’s Economic Development Officer, “With the exchange rate at its lowest levels in 13 years, our region is enjoying the duel benefit of more visits from Americans as well as increased visitation from neighbours in Alberta who are staying closer to home.”
Read more about the “Positive Trends in Kimberley” on the e-know website.
Jordan Knox, the manager of Montana’s Cookhouse, located here in Trickle Creek Lodge, has been keeping a secret! He is a contributing writer for ‘Canada’s go to site for food service professionals’. His most recent article “Five things that contribute to a food-forward town” is all about his move to Kimberley and what he’s found out about the food in our town.
From 10am – 3pm on August 23rd, we’ll have a variety of activities at the base area of Kimberley Alpine 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 live kids music, another bouncy castle, climbing wall, petting zoo and a BBQ! Prices: $15/adult, $10/youth & $10/child.
Tickets are available now! Call Trickle Creek Lodge – call 250-427-5175 to purchase or for more information.
Our team has been working hard on summer grooming to ensure our trails are top notch for skiing and riding! Check out some of our teams progress below (click on the image to find out where it is). Photos by Brian Copping.[images picture_size=”fixed” autoplay=”no” columns=”1″ column_spacing=”13″ scroll_items=”” show_nav=”yes” mouse_scroll=”no” border=”yes” lightbox=”yes” class=”” id=””] [image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”https://skikimberley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Stemwinder-009-300×225.jpg” alt=”Stemwinder Run”] [image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”https://skikimberley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Boundary-run-mowed-300×225.jpg” alt=”Mowing on Boundary Run”] [image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”https://skikimberley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Dean-right-fork-300×225.jpg” alt=”Dean Right, fork”] [image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”https://skikimberley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Moes-011-300×225.jpg” alt=”Moe’s Run”] [image link=”” linktarget=”_self” image=”https://skikimberley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Rail-park-012-300×225.jpg” alt=”Rail Park”] [/images]
Can’t wait for winter!!
The Men’s Mountain Classic is back at Trickle Creek Golf Resort again this September. Register for the tournament and be included in the new Wednesday night BBQ at Stemwinder Bar & Grill.
To book a room at Trickle Creek Lodge, call 1-877-282-1200 and mention you are in the tournament.
More information is on the official Men’s Mountain Classic website.
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.
See info about 2016’s Pars & Guitars.
Enjoy a buffet dinner and an intimate live acoustic performance at the NEW “Pars & Guitars” on the patio at the Trickle Creek Golf Resort Clubhouse.
Only $49/ pp. (Dinner at 6 pm Show at 7:30 pm). ADD ON golf before the show with our Unlimited Early Bird Golf Special, tee off anytime after 1 pm and play as many holes as you can before the show for ONLY $49 pp (incl. golf, cart & range).
Tickets are on Sale! Call to Reserve 250-427-3389 Ext 2 for Dinner & Performance or Ext 1 to book golf
LIMITED TO 90 tickets only, avoid being disappointed and buy now!
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.