Kimberley's Pedestrian Platzl
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Kimberley (population 6,600) is a tight-knit, four-season resort community in the Kootenay Rockies region of British Columbia.

Known as the "City of Festivals," Kimberley's signature events include JulyFest and Round the Mountain Festival, but there is much 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 Lois Creek Trails. Kimberley Nature Park, one of the largest municipal parks in Canada, offers 800ha/1,800ac of parkland filled with hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. Kimberley is also one of the trailheads to the 28km/17mi North Star Rails to Trails network.

Kimberley, while no longer the Bavarian town of its past, still maintains a European feel in the Platz, a pedestrian-friendly walking area that's also home to a very big cuckoo clock! Canada's largest freestanding cuckoo clock greets visitors, and "Happy Hans" emerges with a yodel if fed a one-dollar coin. 

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