How to get there

The cities of Kimberley and Cranbrook are located in the heart of the East Kootenays, in Southeast British Columbia. You can get to either city  by highway 3 or 95A or by plane. It is possible to cycle along Northstar rails to trails to each venue.


The Canadian Rockies International Airport, located between Cranbrook and Kimberley, offers daily flights to and from Kelowna, Vancouver and Calgary.

Public transportation:

BC Transit offers  daily bus services within the city of Cranbrook and Kimberley, and service from Kimberley to Cranbrook Tuesday through Friday. Check out the BC Transit website for more information.

Taxi and  car-sharing are also available – great options for those who only need a ride once in a while.

NorthStar Rails to Trails:

The  NorthStar Rails to Trails  is a former railway track between Kimberley and Cranbrook has been converted into a paved trail for hiking, running, biking and blading. The 30km trail offers spectacular views of the Purcell and Steeples Mountains and cross the St Mary’s River.

The trailheads are located on the map below. For directions, see the NorthStar Rails to Trails  website.