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Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway

Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway
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Visit us and ride the rails through the beautiful Mark Creek valley as you listen to the history of Kimberley and the Sullivan Mine. Experience life as a miner at the Underground Interpretive Centre. Participate in our mining show and be exposed to...more
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#111 Gerry Sorenson Way, Kimberley, British Columbia V1A 2Y5, Canada
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

The Sullivan mine in Kimberley was the largest base metals mine in the world and operated for a century before closing in 2001. This train does not go into the decommissioned mine but is a purpose-built "mine" to show what this famous mine was like....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Fun family entertainment. Educational. It's been something I've wanted to see for a while and can now mark it is the bucket list. Worth the money spent.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We went on this excursion expecting to go on a longer train ride and see more sights but it only takes you to an underground mine and a machinery place. The underground mine area was interesting but long diatribe about mining and the same with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had enjoyed our time touring on the train and through the mine. The two gentlemen that spoke at length were the sweetest and we could tell they loved talking to us. The first gentleman who spoke had mined there for forty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Madeleine Sarah O
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Such a fun and interesting tour run by proud locals. It was cool in the mine which was a real treat on a hot summer day. The tour guide was a former miner and you could see he really loves his mine! I would caution...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Funchas
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Sometimes we need to be tourist in our own back yard. Recently we took the Underground Mining tour in Kimberley BC. It takes about an hour 40 and may be boring for young children although there is a room with coloring books and lego if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Merle
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This was a great gem of a find in the Columbia Valley. This tour is fantastic with lots of information on the mine and how they used to mine in the area. The train is fun to ride and takes you through the mine twice....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jason T
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Not normally the type to do these kinds of tours but this was super interesting. Our Tour Guide was very informative and had a great sense of humor. You definitely learn something on this tour and it is very interesting. I would recommend taking a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tropical_321
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous experience! The telling of the Sullivan Mine's history and experiences by a man with over 35 years of personal experience made it a history lesson worth paying attention to. Travel by rail made the journey easy and even more interesting. Even if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BNeibert
Reviewed July 25, 2018

You will be amazed at this ride back in time to explore the underground mining railway experience. There is so much history in Kimberley with respect to the mine and this tour is by far a must. Enjoy the character of real life miners and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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XenaMoe
September 4, 2017|
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Response from stephnea2013 | Reviewed this property |
It was unfortunately closed when we were there as they seem to only open at the height of the tourist season.
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Curtis V
April 17, 2017|
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Response from Kari H | Reviewed this property |
yes there are bathrooms at the main station and some at the big brick building as well.
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Michael H
July 20, 2016|
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Response from tasmanian5600 | Reviewed this property |
About 1- 1.5 hours.
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