Columbia valley

Local attractions / things to do

  • Farmer’s Market:
    • downtown Kimberley: every Thursday, from 5:00-7:30 pm
    • downtown Cranbrook: every Saturday, from 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Cool off with a swim at one of the many nearby lakes:
    • Wasa Lake Provincial Park, one of the warmest in the region, just 20-30 minutes east of Kimberley, or north of Cranbrook
    • Lazy Lake Recreation  Site: nestled beneath the Western Rockies, just east of Wasa Lake
    • Ha Has Lake Recreation  Site: just 18 kms east of Kimberley, turn left from Highway 95A at Lost Dog Road
    • Kimberley Swimming Hole: Mark Creek, just south of Mark St, (by the BC Liquor Store), downtown Kimberley
  • Indoor Pools: Both Kimberley and Cranbrook have aquatic centres where you may also enjoy also a sauna or hot tub.
  • Cycling: Take the Kimberley to Cranbrook paved Rails to Trails, 33 kms long for beautiful views of the St. Mary’s River valley
  • Hiking / Mountain Biking:
    • Many kilometres of trails are easily accessible from:
      • The Kimberley Nature Park,
      • Cranbrook Community Forest,
      • Kimberley’s Lois Creek Trails
      • Bootleg area along Saint Mary’s Lake Road.
      • For a longer  hike/run/mountain bike take the famous Round the Mountain route (20kms) starting at Kimberley Nordic area.
    • For all trail information access:
  • Golf:  There are seven golf courses in the area, three in Kimberley, four closer to Cranbrook.
  • Climbing Gym: 

The Kootenay Orienteering Club is looking forward to hosting the 2020 Canadian Orienteering Championships, and showcasing our beautiful region.

Thank you for registering, we will see you soon!