Free Things to Do!
There are many ways to enjoy what Kimberley has to offer that don't cost a penny! Here are just a few of the options:
- COMINCO GARDENS - 5 hectare property that boasts over 45,000 flowers annually and is free to visit. Located at 290 Rossland Boulevard.
- OUTDOOR RINK - Corner of 6th Avenue and Moyie Street (no play after 10pm)
LOIS CREEK TRAILS located adjacent to the Townsite and Morrison subdivisions are popular for biking and hiking as well as toboganning, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months.
- WATER FEATURE
- GIANT CHESS SET located near the Kimberley Public Library
STORYTIME for 3-5 year olds - at the Kimberley Public Library - click HERE for details
KIMBERLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY membership is free and you can borrow books, magazines, audio books and videos.
- L.E.E.S Spark Youth Drop-In Centre (Pre-teens and Teens) Foosball, pool table, free internet access, music & bookstore. Howard Street at Wallinger Avenue
- WI-FI - Free access to Wi-Fi throughout the Plaztl and in key locations around the City.
- OUTDOOR PING PONG TABLE located near the Great Canadian Dollar Store
- MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS PARK AND SKATE PARK located corner of Marsden and Rotary.
- ROTARY PLAY PARK located in the 800 block of Rotary Drive
- OUTDOOR TENNIS COURTS located behind the Rotary Play Park in the 800 block of Rotary Drive
- FREE SWIMS on certain Wednesdays at the Aquatic Centre located corner of Rotary Drive & Archibald Street - click HERE for the pool schedule
- FREE PUBLIC SKATING - click HERE for the schedule
PLAYFIELDS - click HERE for details
In addition to the Townsite outdoor rink mentioned above, there are two other outdoor rinks that are operated by volunteers.
Neighbourhood ice rinks are located at Swan Park (corner of Swan Avenue and Diamond Street), Chapman Camp (the former Chapman Camp School) and Garden Park (at the end of Dewolfe Avenue). These rinks are maintained by local residents and are available for public use. The season begins when weather conditions permit, usually from mid-December until mid-January.
HIKING / WALKING / CYCLING / CROSS COUNTRY SKIING / SNOWSHOEING
- KIMBERLEY NATURE PARK is 800 hectares (over twice the size of Stanley Park) and features more than 100 kilometers of trails displaying a diverse landscape of hills, ridges, valleys and plateaus.You can use the park at any time for hiking, walking, or cycling and there are also free monthly guided tours. Slap on the snowshoes and explore the trails in the winter months, too. Click HERE for details.
- LOIS CREEK TRAILS located adjacent to the Townsite and Morrison subdivisions are popular for biking and hiking as well as toboganning, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months.
- NORTHSTAR RAILS TO TRAILS is a paved trail for running, walking, biking and blading that runs from the Civic Centre to Cranbrook. The side of the trail is also used for cross-country skiing in the winter months.
- LIONS TRAILS run between Kimberley and Marysville and give you a choice of pathways ranging from narrow to wide, flat to rocky and sunny to shady.
- CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING at the Trickle Creek Golf Course and the Bootleg Gap Golf Course.
Trail maps showing these and many more local trails are available HERE