Area Information

The NorthStar Rails 2 Trails is located midway of the cities Kimberley and Cranbrook. The trail is nestled between the Purcell Mountains and the Rocky Mountain Trench in southeastern British Columbia. The area is naturally beautiful surrounded by mountains dotted with forests and grasslands, broken up by lakes and rivers.

Note: The trail is designed and maintained for use during spring, summer, and fall.  It is not maintained during the winter, thank you for your understanding. 

Area information highlights of KIMBERLEY include
small mountain town 6,400 pop.
Underground Railway
Conference Centre
3 golf courses
Kimberley Alpine Resort
Kimberley Aquatic Centre
fly fishing
white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing
hiking access to wilderness and backcountry
artisans, unique shops, restaurants and accommodation
Wasa Lake Provincial Park
Area information highlights of CRANBROOK include
Cranbrook Canadian Rockies International Airport
18,400 pop.
Museum of Rail Travel
Recreation Complex
St. Eugene Golf, Resort and Casino (Ktunaxa)
2 major shopping centres
active business area
restaurants and accommodation
transportation hub to the USA
3 golf courses
fishing, boating, hiking
Fort Steele Heritage Town
Moyie Provincial Park
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