rails to trails
The “Rails to Trails” development is a joint project between the City of Kimberley and the City of Cranbrook to create a commuter and recreation trail between Cranbrook and Kimberley. The abandoned CP railway track between Kimberley and Cranbrook has been removed and converted into a greenway that provides access to both communities and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by promoting an alternative transportation solution. This wheelchair accessible pathway encourages healthy living through cycling, walking and other recreational opportunities while promoting tourism and sustainability within our communities.
The trail runs along the main artery, Hwy 95A, connecting Kimberley and Cranbrook as well as threading its way through the City of Kimberley from Marysville to the Civic Centre on Rotary Drive. This greenway encourages multi-use, non-motorized recreational activities while meeting the diverse needs of the community from seniors to young families. This very popular amenity is convenient, attractive and fully sustainable contributing to the enjoyment and well-being of resident and visitor alike.