The Kimberley Heritage Museum opened in 1980 with the goal of showcasing all aspects of Kimberley’s history – mining, sporting and social.
With a collection that numbers close to 11,000 artifacts and over 11,000 archival photographs, there is something of interest for every visitor.
Exhibits are changed throughout the year to reflect seasons, special events and more.
The Kimberley Heritage Museum is operated by the Kimberley District Heritage Society, a non-profit registered charity established in 1978 to collect, preserve and exhibit the history of Kimberley. Archives are available for research purposes.
Open 9 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday in July and August, and 1 pm to 4 pm, Monday through Friday September to June. Closed the last 3 weeks in December.
The building and galleries are fully-accessible by elevator from the Library or via ramp & doors to the second floor at the rear of the building.
Kimberley offers some outstanding hiking and mountain biking trails. The Nature Park is one of Canada’s largest municipal parks – almost 2,000 acres of hiking and mountain biking trails. This extensive network of trails criss-cross a natural forested landscape. Maps are available at the Visitor Centre. The Northstar Rails to Trails is the former railway between Kimberley and Cranbrook. It has been converted into a paved 25 km (15 mi) multi-use trail – now a part of the TransCanada Trail and very popular for bikers.
The Marysville Falls and Eco Park offer a lovely boardwalk along Mark Creek to the falls. The park displays a Westslope Trout sculpture celebrating the return of this fish species to the creek.
Overnighting choices include on-mountain condos and vacation homes to downtown hotels and the beautiful Riverside Campground.