Destination guide

Kicking it in the peaks in Kimberley

Don't be surprised if you hear the odd yodel and Bavarian oompah beat echoing from the beer halls of Kimberley. There was a time when this mountain town was intended as a sort of living homage to the Alpine villages of southern Germany. These days, a smattering of Munich-esque pubs and half-timbered Saxon architecture remains, while Kimberley itself has grown into a full-fledged adventure resort on the edge of the rugged Purcell Mountains. Kimberley vacation rentals offer a springboard to hiking, biking, skiing, golfing and more.

Things to do

Railroads and beerhalls in Kimberley

Hit the Platzl _ the curious pastiche to all things Bavarian that runs through the heart of Kimberley. This living heritage area is packed with bratwurst stalls and Alpine chalets, and boasts an iconic free-standing cuckoo clock and enticing gastronomy aplenty. The Kimberley Heritage Museum is at its far end, where it's possible to get a feel for the prospecting past of the town. And talking of prospecting past, the rattling carriages of Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway are a must for family visitors. You can ride the tracks through the valley while tour guides spin tales of mining tools and more.


Get active in Kimberley

Kimberley vacation rentals don't dot the base of the T-bar lifts and groomed alpine pistes for nothing _ this still reigns as one of the top family-friendly ski resorts in the Purcell mountains. If the cold is not your thing, then perhaps a summertime jaunt to enjoy the golf courses, the hot springs, the spas, the yoga workshops, the endless hiking trails and the beautiful BC outdoors is in order? Or have you come for heritage, to ride old mining tracks and learn about the lead-zinc rush of the 1900s on guided tours of the town?


Choose what you want from Kimberley

A vacation to Kimberley can be whatever you want it to be. If you want to hit the pistes of the Kimberley Alpine Resort, then it's certainly best to wait for the snows to fall. They come with December, January and February, and open up the possibility of ski-in, ski-out Kimberley vacation rentals close to the lifts. If you want to sightsee and ride the old mining trains, or hike the trails of the Purcell Mountains, then summer is the top bet. That goes from May to September each year.

Natural features

Kimberley _ the doorstep of the Purcell Mountains

Kimberley sits on the southern edge of the Purcell Mountains. You'll be able to see the snow-mantled peaks serrating the horizon from the town, and the lower ridges hosting ski pistes and gondolas closer to the center. The Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park is just to the north. That's home to the long hiking trails of Earl Grey and Fry Creek, which crisscross rugged massifs and dense fir forests under the gaze of the glimmering Toby Glacier _ keep an eye out for roaming wild grizzly bears there.

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.

Where to stay around Kimberley?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 105 vacation rentals near Kimberley. From 6 Cabins to 15 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kimberley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals 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:

  • Tamarack Double Chair Lift: 117 vacation rentals
  • Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway: 117 vacation rentals
  • North Star Express: 116 vacation rentals
  • Cominco Gardens: 116 vacation rentals
  • Kimberley Golf Club: 116 vacation 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: 15 rentals available
  • Chalets: 6 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 72 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals 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 35 vacation rentals with pool available in Kimberley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.