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Kimberley Underground Mining Railway

Kimberley Underground Mining Railway
Kimberley Underground Mining Railway

Nestled in the Rocky Mountain Trench in the East Kootenay Region of British Columbia, the city of Kimberley is home of the historic Sullivan Mine and Underground Mining Railway. The Kimberley mining railway has been in existence, in one form or another, for 28 years and has developed into a unique tourist attraction. Throughout the twenty plus years of operation, the goal has always been to continue to improve and enhance the mining train experience, to promote Kimberley’s unique history and to attract new visitors to the area.

Kimberley’s Underground Mining Railway provides a 1 ¾-hour-long wheelchair accessible tour including a 4.5 mile train ride up the scenic Mark Creek Valley, stopping underground in a tunnel replicating a part of the Sullivan Mine where a real miner operates various pieces of mining equipment and gives a talk which is both entertaining and educational. This is a “dry” experience with a heated underground room where most of the discussion takes place. These underground experiences are in large rooms where it is difficult to be claustrophobic; if you can ride on any subway system you will have no problems with this tour.

After reboarding the train, visitors carry on to the Powerhouse where the guide starts up a 65-feet-long 125-year-old compressor and visitors view the large mine model before returning to the Train Station. Toilets and wheelchairs are available underground, in the Powerhouse plus the Station. There are several other free attractions in the Station Area. Trip Advisor has given the Sullivan Mine and Railway Historical Society their Distinction Award for the past two years.

Kimberley is a great place for a tour bus to stay overnight with ample, reasonably priced accommodation and 26 restaurants at various price levels but all providing very good value for what you receive. Diesel fuel and a truck and bus wash are available in Kimberley.

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