DescriptionTake a ride on Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway through switchbacks, and up steep slopes and sharp curves, as it winds through the narrow valley of Mark Creek. Enjoy the spectacular views and hear the fascinating history of the "Great Sullivan Mine" and the community of Kimberley. The railway links the downtown of Kimberley with the site of the old Sullivan Mine surface facilities and recent mine reclamation activities, and continues its route shuttling riders to the base of the Kimberley Alpine Resort.
The history of the Sullivan Mine and the importance of mining in general, are preserved in the Sullivan Mine Interpretive Centre. Visitors will have a real underground experience. The train will travel through a 750 metre (2,475 ft) tunnel and visitors will get a feel for what it was like underground at the Sullivan Mine. Rooms off the main tunnel will display mining equipment, including a working jackleg.
Above ground exhibits to explore include a small replica of an historical Kimberley theatre, where mining films and free ore samples are offered daily during July and August. A 1901 original mining school house, a typical 1920 miner's residence and a 25foot long mine Powerhouse fully-equipped with turn of the 19th century air compressors. A guided tour of the Powerhouse is part of the regular Mining Tour. Mining Tours take place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
The Mining Railway is your connecting link. Come and ride the Railway to see and enjoy all of the attractions. There is something for every member of the family. Kimberley is a unique, four season resort community with first-class amenities. It is a friendly city committed to making visitors feel welcome.
KUMR begins running on weekends starting Victoria Day weekend with the daily schedule beginning in late-June. The Resort Express train runs from the Station to the Resort on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays at 10 am.