North Star Rails to Trails - Kimberley BC

Kimberley is currently undergoing a boom in recreational trail development. The Rails to Trails is the star of all this, providing a 25 km, paved trail between Kimberley and Cranbrook, with a rail grade incline of no more than 4% - accessible for people of any physical level to enjoy. Please also visit our Kimberley Trails Society website for an idea of what other trail development is taking place in the Kimberley area.

North Star Rails to Trail - Kimberley/Cranbrook


Trail description: A 25 km rail trail runs from Cranbrook, east to Kimberley along the rail bed of the Canadian Pacific railway. The trail is a section of the Trans Canada Trail. Intended for self-propelled recreation only, the trail officially opened in Fall, 2010.
Trail fee: No charge
Towns along the trail: Cranbrook (pop 19,000), Wycliffe, Kimberley (pop. 6,500)
Trail surface: Paved surface
Designated activities: Bicycling, walking, inline skating, cross-country skiing
Bike shops: Kootenay Cycleworks in the platzl, Kimberley.
Getting to the trail: The trail can be accessed in Kimberley at the junction of Rotary Drive and Archibald Street across from the Civic Centre. Trail crosses the Highway at Marysville and can be accessed there also.