Destination guide

Making the most of your Kimberley vacation rental

Originally started as a 19th-century mountain mining town, today, Kimberley is a bustling resort destination custom made for outdoor thrill seekers. Spend the day skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling at the Kimberley Alpine Resort, or head to nearby lakes and rivers for some fishing, rafting, or kayaking. The lush, forested region is also dotted with scores of golf courses and numerous biking and hiking trails. Quaint shops, cozy cafes, and the largest cuckoo clock in Canada add to the city centre's laid-back vibe, making the area's charming hotels and vacation rentals ideal for travelling families and couples.

History

History buffs will love a visit to the Kimberley Heritage Museum, where photographs, newspaper clippings, and artifacts tell the tale of the region. For a unique storytelling experience, hop aboard Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway, where rides include sweeping panoramas of the lush landscape and a narrated history of the area. Jump off the train for a stop at the Underground Interpretive Centre, which details the rugged lives of early 19th-century workers at the nearby Sullivan Mines. The centre includes equipment demonstrations and guided tours of a powerhouse filled with huge compressors and generators.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Kimberley

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like skiing and golfing. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Kimberley a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Trickle Creek Golf Course (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Kimberley Alpine Resort (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Kimberley Golf Club (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Bootleg Gap Golf Course (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Cranbrook Golf and Country Club (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Kimberley

Kimberley is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in February, November, December or January, when snowfall averages 22.84 inches and temperatures average 14°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Kimberley

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Kimberley is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cominco Gardens (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Kimberley Nature Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Hahas Lake (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Wasa Lake (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Kimberley

The nearest airport is in Cranbrook, BC (YXC-Canadian Rockies Intl.), located 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from the city center.

How to get around

Travelling around Kimberley from your vacation rental

No matter where you want to go, Kimberley makes it as easy as possible to travel across town. When snow is falling, and the mountains are covered with skiers, you'll find free shuttle service offered between the resort and downtown. The city provides free door-to-door bus service to other neighbouring communities, but you must call ahead for reservations. You'll also discover paved, designated bike paths that connect Kimberley with nearby Cranbrook. For transportation on the quick, taxis and car-sharing services are usually just minutes away. If you plan on driving yourself, remember, snowy and icy conditions can make roads treacherous, so be sure to keep tire chains handy.

Food & drink 

Getting fresh – farm fare is on tap in Kimberley

Much of Kimberley's culinary landscape stems from the lush farms and orchards that surround the region. Locally sourced lamb, pork, and beef serve as the centrepiece to numerous meals, while vegetables grown on nearby farms, such as sweet corn, artichokes, asparagus, and peas, are offered up as side dishes. Even desserts in the area, including pies, tarts, and ice cream, frequently highlight local fruits, such as blueberries, strawberries, cherries, and plums. Visitors can also end the day with a cold one, as "ale trails" connect the flurry of breweries dotting the region.

Essential info

Key facts for your stay in a Kimberley vacation rental

Kimberley is home to more than 4,500 people. The official language is English, and the Canadian dollar is the accepted currency. Tips are usually not included, and you can leave anywhere from 15-20% of the total bill, before tax, as a gratuity. If you're at a bar, keep in mind that the legal drinking age is 19 in British Columbia. Crime is incredibly low throughout Kimberley, but you can call 911 in an emergency should you need the police, the fire department, or an ambulance. Make sure you wear mosquito repellent when hiking in the area, particularly in the spring and summer, and never attempt to interact with wildlife.

Where to stay near Kimberley?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 89 house rentals near Kimberley. From 6 Cabins to 13 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kimberley for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Kimberley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Kimberley. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cominco Gardens: 99 home rentals
  • Kimberley Golf Club: 99 home rentals
  • Kimberley Nature Park: 99 home rentals
  • Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway: 99 home rentals
  • North Star Express: 99 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kimberley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Kimberley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 6 Cabins in Kimberley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kimberley include:

  • Houses: 13 lodging choices
  • Chalets: 6 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 57 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kimberley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 32 vacation homes with pool available in Kimberley.