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 will be open weekends from May 21, 2016 until June 26, 2016. Daily operations begin July 1 and continue until September 5, 2016. Hope to see you then!
Take the Google Virtual Tour
Click HERE to view Shaw's KUMR video.
Many thanks to JamMany thanks to Lynn Veltrie and Scott McKinnon from KSPS public television for their patience, thoughtfulness and for the incredible talent displayed in creating this 5 minute gem.
es Farnan, Cami Kepke and Blaine Evans for an incredible experience. Great work!
Click HERE to view KUMR's segment of Northwest Profiles.