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.

North Star Rails to Trails View of Fischer Peak

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 back-country
  • festivals
  • artisans, unique shops, restaurants and accommodation
  • Wasa Lake Provincial Park

North Star Rails to Trails Mountain View

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