Getting there and away Kimberley is in southeastern B.C., in the broad valley between the Rocky and Purcell Mountains. The nearest major city is Calgary, which is roughly 400 km away. The Canadian Rockies International Airport, which serves both Cranbrook and Kimberley, has daily flights from Calgary and Vancouver, along with less frequent flights to Kelowna.
Where to stay As a year-round resort destination that focuses primarily on skiing and golf, Kimberley isn’t short on accommodation options. Several hotels, including Trickle Creek Lodge ( tricklecreeklodge.com) and Mountain Spirit Resort ( mountainspiritresort.ca), are found at the base of the ski area, while the Chateau Kimberley Hotel ( chateaukimberleyhotel.com) and Econolodge Inn and Suites (300 Wallinger Ave., 250-427-2266) are both found in the small downtown area. The Riverside Campground ( kimberleycampground.com) is located just 7 km from town.
Where to eat Downtown Kimberley’s Platzl is lined with dining options. The Snowdrift Café (110 Spokane St., 250-4272001) serves up breakfast and coffees, while The Shed ( theshedkimberley.com) and the Pedal and Tap ( pedalandtap.com) compete for the pub crowds. Authentic gelato and Italian coffee is served at de lights (285 Wallinger Ave., 250-427-9360).
Where to shop The one bike shop in Kimberley is Kootenay Mountain Works ( kootenaymountainworks.com). The well-stocked store is only open Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. While Purcell Outdoors (196 Spokane St., 778-4815300) isn’t a bike shop, the store carries a variety of outdoor gear and apparel.