Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway:
an Authentic Tourist Attraction
Nestled in the Rocky Mountain Trench in the East Kootenay Region of B.C. is the City of Kimberley; the home of the historic Sullivan Mine and the Underground Mining Railway. The Kimberley Underground Mining Railway is owned and operated by the Sullivan Mine and Railway Historical Society. The Kimberley mining railway has been in existence, in one form or another, for 28 years and has developed into a unique tourist attraction.
Join our Mining Tour and ride the rails through the beautiful Mark Creek valley as you listen to the history of Kimberley and the Sullivan Mine. Learn about life as a miner at the Underground Interpretive Centre as our miner guide describes hard rock mining and demonstrates some of the equipment used in the Sullivan Mine. Join us for a short walk to the Sullivan Mine Powerhouse for a guided tour featuring the huge compressors and generators that powered the mine. Board the train again to learn more about Kimberley and enjoy spectacular scenery and glimpses of the occasional wild life as you travel back to the station.
Explore the Orpheum Theatre, the North Star Schoolhouse, the Miner’s Cabin and the Caboose as part of your adventure into history.KUMR is now closed for the season.
Many thanks to our summer staff and our amazing volunteers for a job well done!
We will be open weekends beginning on May 17, 2014.
Without these great guys, KUMR would not be able to run!
They are, l to r:
John Wiggin, John Daigle, Curt Norman, Ron Turner, Jim Benton, Larry Tuck, Gene Semenzin, Sever Rondestvedt.
Missing - Phil McLeod, Murray Dean