Get There Fast with YXC
The Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is the closest international airport to skiing—it’s a 30-minute commute from the plane to the resort. With new flights into YXC from WestJet, Kimberley is actually one of the easiest out-of-the-way resorts to visit.
Not Just a Ski Resort
There’s so much more to Kimberley than skiing (although it is a definite highlight).
Start on-mountain and discover resort activities such as the Fat Biking S’mores tour that takes you around Trickle Creek Golf Course, or the Twilight Fondue Snowshoe tour—perfect for a romantic activity with your bae. Don’t miss the cross-country skiing, uptracking zone and the plethora of events all season long. Off mountain, discover the Platzl in town, a pedestrian-only area filled with local restaurants, pubs, bakeries and a brewery.
Family & Dog-Friendly
For those of you with children, fur babies for children, or both, Kimberley is one of the best locations you can choose for a visit. Trickle Creek Lodge is the premier ski-in ski-out hotel located at the base of the resort (ask about Trickle Creek’s free shuttle from YXC). It has spacious family-friendly rooms, a heated outdoor pool, two hot tubs and a workout room. It’s also in the heart of the action—parents can hang out in Buckhorn & Main Mountain Eatery and enjoy views of the ski resort (with night skiing), the skating rink and the plaza. You can let the kids run wild and still keep an eye on them all at once! Plus, it’s pet-friendly, so all babies (fur or otherwise) are welcome.
Ski Town Charm
Kimberley’s welcoming charm is evident everywhere you go. Here, once they’ve met you, locals will greet you by name. You can see those same locals—still in full ski gear—shopping for dinner in one of the local markets as they head home from the slopes. There are no big-name chains in town. Instead, ‘mom and pop’ restaurants craft delicious meals and the local gas station sells B.C.-grown produce at an oversized fruit stand. Kimberley’s European feel, which is rare in Western Canada, gives the town an ‘oh so cozy’ vibe. Most importantly, in Kimberley, you’ll feel at home.
Want to learn more? Check out Powder Matt, a well-known travel and adventure writer, who blogs about the wonders of Kimberley, too.