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Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway

#111 Gerry Sorenson Way, Kimberley, British Columbia V1A 2Y5, Canada
+1 250-427-0022
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You Gotta Go!

Our tour guide, Gordon Olsen, led us through the modern mine but into the past. This was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CMR01
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Pleasanton, California
A Piece of Kimberley History

We have visited the Mining Railway Museum twice. The tour is the perfect length of time and very... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cdnsteps
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Kimberley, Canada
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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 working mine equipment. Enjoy spectacular scenery and the occasional wild life as you travel to the Kimberley Alpine Resort. After a brief stop at the Resort Station you can learn more about Kimberley as you continue back to the Downtown Station. KUMR is open from the Victoria Day Holiday in May until Labour Day in September.
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#111 Gerry Sorenson Way, Kimberley, British Columbia V1A 2Y5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Gordon Olsen, led us through the modern mine but into the past. This was a fascinating tour filled with true life facts, cold air, ear pounding samples of real mining equipment and stories of real miners from Gordon's point of view. It...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Mining Railway Museum twice. The tour is the perfect length of time and very interesting. Guides are former miners from this now closed mine. Riding into the tunneled rock on the train beside the tumbling waters of Mark Creek gives one...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Recommend when you go to have older children. My son got scared by the loud noises of some of the machinery. Other than that it was a lovely tour. Interesting tour guide with 38 years experience! My son did like the railway ride :) as...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

This is definitely worth the time. This tour does not go underground (great for those with claustrophobia!) but into a area that has been blasted out of rock exactly resembling what the miner's work space looked like. Very impressive and the extremely knowledgeable former miner...More

1  Thank BCKootenay
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

The underground mining railway is one of Kimberley’s main tourist attractions and definitely worth the experience.It is suitable for families with young children.The railway is constructed from original mine equipment but the open air carriages have been adapted for safe passenger transportation.There are nice views...More

2  Thank David B
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Very good experience. Well done and very interesting. One thing to note is that it is closed for the season after the September long weekend-Labour Day.

Thank lmfroese
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

William Roberts the tour guide and miner of over 30 years made this tour informative and fun. At the end of the tour it was clear to me what being a miner entailed. The experience of the tour and the pleasure of having William as...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Very fun tour! The tour guide worked in the mine at one time so very knowledgeable and entertaining. Tour could be long and boring for young children under 5.

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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Very informative tour. I really enjoy that it's a retired miner that does the tour and actually starts some of the equipment to show how it worked. Definitely worth the time. Plan on around 2 hours for the tour and see the on site buildings...More

Thank Julia_McCarthy
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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

We were a party of 8 (4 adults, 2 kids, and 2 dogs), and we took the 3pm tour. It was very interesting, and our guide was extremely knowledgable. He was a previous employee of the mine, and had many stories to tell. It was...More

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XenaMoe
September 4, 2017|
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Response from Stephne A | 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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