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 open daily until September 1.
September 6th First Saturday, and our last Saturday of the season, will feature Scenic Express trains to the Resort at 10, 11 and 12 and very special mining shows at 1 and 3 in which Barbara King, Michele Cusson and Uwe Dambruch will sing a few popular songs underground as part of the mining tour. The Underground Opera Tour will proceed at 6:30.
On Sunday, September 7, our last Sunday of the season, we will running our regular schedule: Scenic Train at 10 and Mining Tours at 11, 1 and 3. Come ride the train!
Tickets are available at the Downtown Station.
James Farnan, Cami Kepke and Blaine Evans from Shaw Cable came for a visit on July 22 and did some filming and interviewing of our staff and visitors. The feature will air on August 16th.
Click HERE to view Shaw's KUMR video. Many thanks to James, Cami and Blaine for an incredible experience. Great work!