Kimberley's Pedestrian Platzl
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People riding a heritage train, Sullivan Mine (David Gluns photo)

People riding a heritage train, Sullivan Mine (David Gluns photo)

Kimberley (population 6,100) is a tight-knit, four-season resort community in the Kootenay Rockies region of British Columbia.

Known as both the "City of Festivals" and the "Bavarian City of the Rockies," it's not just the European alpine theme that sets this picturesque little city apart from nearby communities such as Cranbrook.

Kimberley is unique in the number of recreational activities that can be enjoyed close to or within the city limits – including three championship golf courses, Kimberley Alpine Resort, and Kimberley Nature Park, one of the largest municipal parks in Canada, offering 800ha/1,800ac of parkland filled with hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails.

The Kimberley Platz is home to a very big cuckoo clock! Canada's largest freestanding cuckoo clock greets visitors, and "Happy Hans" (the town mascot) emerges with a yodel if fed a one dollar coin (also known as a "loonie"). 

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