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Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway

#111 Gerry Sorenson Way, Kimberley, British Columbia V1A 2Y5, Canada
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Wonderful "Mine Tour

This is definitely worth the time. This tour does not go underground (great for those with... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
BCKootenay
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Kootenays, British Columbia
"Mining Experience " Not to be Missed

The underground mining railway is one of Kimberley’s main tourist attractions and definitely worth... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
David B
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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 15 April 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

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Reviewed 11 November 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

Thank David B
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Reviewed 20 September 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.

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Reviewed 10 September 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 7 September 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.

Thank Oneshort
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Reviewed 5 September 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 1 September 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

Thank mounseyclaire
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and informative. This was my 3rd trip to Kimberly and I finally had a chance to see where my grandfather worked. Met people who new him and had some informative conversation. Very educational and worth the money. One recommendation is fix the speakers...More

Thank 123letsgosee
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I was really disappointed in my visit to the Kimberley Mine. My family of 8 all came in separately in groups of 2 and we all reported how negative our experience was with the front staff. They were snappy, short and answered questions in a...More

1  Thank Brittany G
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We really enjoyed our tour of the mine. The tour guides were very friendly and informative. I would highly recommend this to all adults to help get an appreciation of what the miner went through on a daily basis. The tour takes you right inside...More

Thank wolfden
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XenaMoe
5 September 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
18 April 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
21 July 2016|
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Response from tasmanian5600 | Reviewed this property |
About 1- 1.5 hours.
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