Kimberley Nature Park

Day Use Area

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Kimberley, Blarchmont, British Columbia

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Located within the city boundary on the western edge, the Kimberley Nature Park is an 840-hectare, non-motorized day use area, with no overnight camping permitted. Hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, snowshoers, skiers, dog walkers and naturalists are welcome to use the trails. The primary focus of the park is conservation, and aside from a well-maintained and well-signed 50-kilometre trail network, it contains few human-built amenities. The park has no toilet facilities (there are a lot of bushes), and campfires are prohibited due to the risk of a forest fire so close to town. As well, hunting and the discharge of firearms are not permitted. Dipper Lake, Eimer's Lake and Duck Pond are all natural wetlands not suitable for swimming. Dogs are welcome and need not be leashed, but please prevent them from chasing wildlife or bothering other park users, and remove their poop from the trails. The park contains a mix of old roads and hand-built, single-track trails that can be rocky and rooty. Sturdy footwear is recommended for hikers, as is a trail map which can be purchased at a variety of outlets around town or downloaded via the Trailforks app (http://www.trailforks.com/apps/map/). Also recommended is bear spray, since black bears and cougars are not uncommon around Kimberley, and insect repellent as we do have mosquitoes in late spring and summer. Entrance 3 (E3) is at the end of Higgins St. and street parking is available one block east of the entrance. (The block closest to the entrance is reserved for local parking only.)

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Lat: 49.668675 Lng: -115.982723

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Lots of trails in the forest for hiking and biking. Close to town.

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