Kimberley’s underground mining railway

an authentic tourist attraction

Take a scenic tour

 staffl We are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

 Nestled in the Rocky Mountain Trench in the East Kootenay Region of B.C. is the City of Kimberley; the home of the historic Sullivan Mine and the Underground Mining Railway. The Kimberley Underground Mining Railway is owned and operated by the Sullivan Mine and Railway Historical Society. The Kimberley mining railway has been in existence, in one form or another, for 38 years and has developed into a unique tourist attraction.

Join our Mining Tour and ride the rails through the beautiful Mark Creek valley as you listen to the history of Kimberley and the Sullivan Mine. Learn about life as a miner at the Underground Interpretive Centre as our miner guide describes hard rock mining and demonstrates some of the equipment used in the Sullivan Mine. Join us for a short walk to the Sullivan Mine Powerhouse for a guided tour featuring the huge compressors and generators that powered the mine. Board the train again to learn more about Kimberley and enjoy spectacular scenery and glimpses of the occasional wild life as you travel back to the station.

Explore the Orpheum Theatre, the North Star Schoolhouse, the Miner’s Cabin and the Caboose as part of your adventure into history. 

  Thursday through Monday operations begin June 27 and continue until Sept.1.  We are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Scenic trains at 10:00
Mining tours at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00.
Hope to see you then!


Northwest Profiles


Thank you. Thank you. What a great time we had. You folks went the extra mile for us and we sure appreciated all that you did.

Penny Adams – University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia USA

My family (2 six year olds and my wife) and I took the KUMR on Tuesday. We were thoroughly impressed with the guides, especially the miner, Charlie. He added a degree of authenticity that we very much enjoyed, His descriptions of mining life on and off the job gave us a much greater appreciation for the town and its unique history. Thanks for the experience. The next time we're in Kimberley we will be taking the tour again.

Gordon Smillie

Everyone on the trip was absolutely delighted with the afternoon with you and the staff. They enjoyed learning the nuts and bolts of what it takes to operate a mine. Everyone was shocked by the effort it takes to get a final finished metal product.

R David Dallmeyer – Geology Professor Emeritus – University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia USA

The visit to the Sullivan Mine was one of the real highlights of our visit to western Canada. In addition to the actual mine tour, the visit to the powerhouse and the explanation of the core and mineral samples gave us an appreciation of the immensity of the mine and its workings. 300 miles of tunnels is hard to contemplate!

Nick Dale, Ph.D. – University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia USA

I just wanted to thank all the wonderful people that provided our BC Chamber Executive's Conference with memories that will last a long time this past weekend on September 7th! We will all keep these memories as the wonderful volunteers went above and beyond! You should be very proud of the wonderful attraction you have and the great people that host and represent your beautiful community!

Maggie Stayanovich, Executive Director – Trail & District Chamber of Commerce, BC Canada

Thank you for the train ride and interesting presentations at the mine during our trip to Canada. The kindness of all involved was deeply appreciated

June Mazur – University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia USA

To Engineer Make Hayes: A very informative and interesting train ride. -- that was a good promo!! I've been spreading the word, as I went about the village of Marysville and while in Kimberley. Sharon was also a very good guide, Kudos to all of you. May you have great success for the rest of the summer.

Rose Stevens – Kimberley, BC Canada

To Engineer, Mike Hayes: We really enjoyed our excursion with you today! You were an excellent guide and host. We really felt treated like special folks. Nice job.

Jack and Robyn Loeppky – Kimberley, BC Canada

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