Pre & Post Conference Activities

Want to make the most of your trip out here? Let us help! 

Here are some suggestions for some awesome activities! 


Outdoor Sites What is it? Distance from St. Eugene (km) Info: location, link, contact, etc.
Lussier Hot Springs Soak in the natural hot springs, limited facilities 96.5 km which includes a 17.5km windy, dirt road

(1h 13 min by car)


Wasa Lake Provincial Park Hiking, cycling, paddling, 8 km wheelchair and bike accessible trail around the lakeshore, 2.7 km self-guided interpretive trail. 41 km (30 min by

East Kootenay Parks Ltd.

Kimberley Nature Park This 840-hectare municipal nature park, adjacent to 200-hectare Horse Barn Valley Interpretive Forest, contains 50 km of diverse, non-motorized trails for hiking and mountain biking. 24 km (22 min by car)

Kimberley Nature Park Society’s mandate: conservation, education, and recreation.
Some access for those with disabilities and special needs.

Lois Creek Trails 13 km of hiking and cross-country mountain biking trails for beginner and intermediate riders. 28 km (28 min by car)
Marysville Falls & Eco Park A 10-min walk along a boardwalk brings to you a fenced look-out to see the 30-meter waterfall. 20 km (18 min by car)

25 km (1.5 hrs by bike)

North Star Rails to Trails A 28 km, paved non-motorized, multi-use, scenic trail linking Kimberley and Cranbrook. 5.4 km (7 min by car) to trailhead


South Star Recreation Trails 30 km of multi-use, non-motorized trails 16 km (20 min by car)

17 km (1 hr 22 min by bike)

Trailhead at end of 38th Ave South, Cranbrook.

Cranbrook Community Forest Walking, birding, biking, running trails through forest, grassland, riparian, and meadow areas.

106 km of 52 mountain biking trails for a range of abilities.

14 km (26 min by car)

9.4 km (46 min by bike)


Cranbrook’s Rotary Way 9-km urban paved, non-motorized trail system for biking, walking, running. 7.8 km (10 min by car)

7 km (31 min by bike)

Elizabeth Lake Wildlife Sanctuary A bird sanctuary wetland area with 3.7 km walking trails, bird & turtle watching (6 hectares). Run by the Rocky Mountain Naturalists. 12 km (15 min by car)

12 km (46 min by bike)

Located on the southwest side of Cranbrook on Highway 3 by the Cranbrook Visitor Centre.
Wycliffe Regional Park 164 hectares of green space with hoodoos, Perry Creek, picnic areas. 15.5 km (15 min by car)
17.2 km (1 hr by bike)
1200 Perry Creek Road
250.426.5065 or after Oct 16 250.489.2791



Indoor Attractions What is it? Distance from St. Eugene (km) Info: location, link, contact, etc.
Kimberley Aquatic Centre 5-lane, 25m lap pool with diving board, leisure pool with lazy river, hot tub, and steam room for all ages. 25 km (22 min by car) 520 Archibald Street, Kimberley
Cranbrook Aquatic Centre 8-lane, 25 m lap pool with diving board, wave pool, leisure pool, rope swing, 180 ft water slide, hot tub, sauna, and steam room. 9 km (12 min by car)

9.5 km (38 min by bike)

Western Financial Place

Unit 3-1777 2nd Street N. Cranbrook


Pool schedule 250.426.5050

All pools are wheelchair accessible.

Kimberley Heritage Museum Monday-Friday, 1-4 pm, $3 for over 16 years old. Gallery and archives of local historical objects and subjects. Operated by the non-profit Kimberley District Heritage Society. 26.6 km (26 min by car)

105 Spokane St. Kimberley



Cranbrook History Center Includes both the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel with 28 railway cars of which 13 are available for tours and the Cranbrook Museum which showcases Cranbrook’s local history and culture. 10 km (13 min by car)

10 km (40 min by bike)


57 Van Horne Street S., Cranbrook


ARQ Mountain Centre Community-oriented indoor climbing facility with climbing walls, yoga, fitness equipment, and cardio machines. 8 km (10 min by car)

8 km (36 min by bike)

1924 Industrial Rd. 2, Cranbrook.


Spirit Rock Climbing Centre 50 ft high roped climbs and 16 ft high bouldering area, 5,000 square feet facility for all ages and abilities. $16/day adults, $13/day for youth/senior, $8/day child plus rental equipment if needed. 26.6 km (25 min by car)

110 Deer Park, on the Platzl, Kimberley


Fort Steele Historic Town A heritage town and living history museum from the gold rush days. 10 am – 5 pm daily. $12 admission 21 km (19 min by car)

18 km (1 hr 9 min by bike)

9851 Highway 93/95, Fort Steele, BC


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