The cities of Kimberley and Cranbrook are located in the heart of the East Kootenays, in Southeast British Columbia. You can get to either city by highway 3 or 95A or by plane. It is possible to cycle along Northstar rails to trails to each venue.
The Canadian Rockies International Airport, located between Cranbrook and Kimberley, offers daily flights to and from Kelowna, Vancouver and Calgary.
BC Transit offers Monday – Friday bus services between the cities of Cranbrook and Kimberley. Cranbrook offers 7 day bus service within its city. Check out the BC Transit website for more information.
Taxi and car-sharing are also available – great options for those who only need a ride once in a while.
Cycling – NorthStar rails to trails:
The NorthStar Rails to Trails is a former railway track between Kimberley and Cranbrook has been converted into a paved trail for hiking, running, biking and blading. The 30km trail offers spectacular views of the Purcell and Steeples Mountains and cross the St Mary’s River.
The trailheads are located on the map below. For directions, see the NorthStar Rails to Trails website.