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Kimberley's Underground Mining Railway

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Address: #111 Gerry Sorenson Way, Kimberley, British Columbia V1A 2Y5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-427-0022
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Visit us and ride the rails through the beautiful Mark Creek valley as you...

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.

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Great look back in history

This was a great informative mine tour. My grandfather was a geologist for this mine so it was extremely interesting to see how things worked. Well worth the trip!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Mary G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This was a great informative mine tour. My grandfather was a geologist for this mine so it was extremely interesting to see how things worked. Well worth the trip!

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Thank Mary G
Kimberley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Kimberley's Underground Railroad is amazing! The realistic (and current) experience of riding the rails into the now-closed Sullivan Mine is educational, informative and entertaining. Having no experience with mining prior to moving to Kimberley, I think the Underground Railroad is a must-see for Kimberley residents and visitors! I learned so much in 2 hours and now have a great appreciation... More 

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Kimberley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a wonderful tour! It's very interesting to know the history of Kimberley, with regards to the mine and how it operated. Being able to ride on one of the cars that actually transported workers to and from the mine is very cool! The trip down the Mark Creek Valley is second to none. The underground tour was loud... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is the second mine tour we've gone on on this road trip and it didn't disappoint. Aside from being very interesting and not short at all (1 hour 45 min), it was given by former miners and staff at the mine prior to its closing. This allowed for a wealth of local knowledge and history being told on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went spur of the moment. We got in on the last tour of the day. The ladies at the ticket counter were super friendly and helpful. Once we got our tickets she let us know that the outside buildings were open till the tour left and would be closed on our return. The miners cabin was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Just happened to stop by this attraction and was lucky the train was leaving in 5 min! Excellent tour. Very informative. Bill Roberts the tour guide was the best tour guide I have ever had on any excursion! The train ride is fun and you get to actually see inside a real mine and some of the equipment the miners... More 

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Battleford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

There is great value in this tour. This was an outstanding tour into the history of mining and was fabulously presented by retired miner Bill Roberts. Highly recommend taking the time to take in this tour if your in the area.

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Excellent visit involving a train ride along the mine rail tracks through the countryside and right into the mine itself. Our guide was an ex-miner who's presented the tour with expert knowledge and great enthusiasm. The tour lasted about 1.5 hours and was well worth the entrance fee. Well worth a visit if in Kimberley.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Good little tour to learn about Sullivan mine. Train ride was nice and the guide inside the mine was very knowledgeable and gave a good demonstration of a few things.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We drove from Radium for a quick visit to Kimberley. It did not disappoint! We have 2 kids 6 & 4, they thoroughly enjoyed the train ride! The underground mining was run by Bill I think his name was, he was excellent! Engaged the kids in demonstrations and they even had a kids corner inside the mine with lego! Well... More 

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