Campground Info

 

Our Campground is open with full services from early April through to mid October (exact dates TBC).

 We accept reservations year round. Please note during the winter our office hours are limited. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Kimberley Riverside Campground in the future!

The Kimberley Riverside Campground is owned by the City of Kimberley, but is operated by the Kimberley Community Development Society as a non-profit organization. The Resort Campground is located an 8 minute drive from Kimberley's downtown center. Nestled in the pristine St. Mary River valley, the campground offers incredible scenery, quiet & relaxing surroundings and endless opportunities for all to enjoy.

Campground Amenity Descriptions

Mini Golf Course

Our state of the art 18 hole putting golf course will be open for your enjoyment daily May long-weekend to September 30th. Just over 23,000 sq ft in size, this course is like playing on a real golf course, just a miniature version. As you make your way through the course enjoy water ponds, streams and water falls, rock terraced fairways and greens, real sand traps, beautiful landscaping and more. This course is also wheel chair accessible on all 18 holes. We are very excited about this new addtion to the campground and hope you will check it out during your visit with us. Summer hours are 9am to doors close at 9pm. Please contact our office for spring & fall hours and rates at 1-877-999-2929.

Free Hot Spot Internet Access

You're suppose to be on holidays and leave your work at home; however, we understand the need for internet access. Enjoy complimentary fiber optic hot spot internet service at our 3 Fiber Optic internet hot spots! You can now access the internet by connecting to the hotspot located by Mountain view washroom (by site 33), at the lower shower building in the Pine Meadows area (by site 119), or at our office and pool area! Please note these are hot spots and not direct access to your site. Each hotspot area has a picnic table you can sit at to connect your laptop, tablet, smartphone etc

Resort Pool

Enjoy our FREE outdoor heated pool. Features include: An intriguing octagonal shape with a child friendly gradiant depth to 4 feet; built in benches along the inside of the pool wall, a gentle pool entry ramp, and hand railings. Furnished with lounge chairs, shadded pergola, and a pool side ping pong table and Giant Chess set. The huge poolside deck and viewing area creates the perfect place to sit and relax in the sun or shade. The resort pool is open from mid-June to mid-September. 

Disc Golf Course

What golf?? That's right, disc golf. This is a must try exciting new sport. If you like traditional golf or mini golf, this is the next sport to try. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. However, instead of a ball and clubs, players use a specially designed flying disc, or Frisbee. The objective is to complete the hole in the fewest number of stokes (or, in the case of disc golf, the fewest number of throws). There are tee off boxes where you throw from, fairways in the form of nature trails, and instead of greens with a hole, you must hit a target on a pole. As players progress down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. Trees, shrubs, and varying terrain in each fairway provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Each target pole is marked with a flag and numbered. There are currently 12 holes in all. Disc golf is definitely a blast for all ages and no previous experience is necessary. For more information of this new and exciting sport please visit the Professional Disc Golf Association web site at www.pdga.com.

Playground and Recreation Park

Take a walk down to the park and enjoy the many activities to choose from. The children's playground is equipped with giant swings, monkey bars, a slide and spring riders. Get your family and friends together for a game of bocce, horseshoes, basketball, or sand volleyball at the recreation area. If you just want to relax, enjoy a simple BBQ and picnic along the scenic St Mary's river.

Picnic and BBQ Shelter

We have constructed a brand new timber framed picnic shelter, which is perfect for group gatherings and events. It is also the ideal place to seek shelter from the heat or those fair weather days. Please call our office to book the picnic shelter for your next family gathering!

Walking and Hiking Trails

Over 4 kms of walking and hiking trails are spread throughout the campground, with more in the works! Bring your camera and check out the many scenic viewpoints as you stroll along the river or on the high trails overlooking the Rocky Mountains to the east and the St. Mary River Valley to the west. Plans have already begun for interpretive check points through out the trails to learn of the diverse ecology and natural history of the area. Ask our office staff for maps and specific details.

Kimberley Nature Park

The Kimberley Nature Park is one of the largest municipal parks in Canada at 800 hectare (1800 acre) in size. Located entirely within the City boundaries it lies adjacent to the campground. Its varied terrain and diverse ecosystems provide endless opportunities for recreation and education. Several dozen kilometres of multi-use trails, criss-cross the forested hillsides, linking small ponds and panoramic viewpoints into a unique soft-wilderness experience for residents and visitors alike! (KNPS, 2004, [online])

Fishing from the shore

The St. Mary River is home to some of the best fly-fishing in North America. Some great little fishing holes are to be found throughout the campground. The St. Mary River, flowing along the campground, is fly-fishing - catch and release only. For more information visit www.stmaryangler.com. Please refer to the main office for current B.C. fishing regulations.

Other activities that can be arranged for you group include: horseback riding, fly fishing tours, and ATV tours. Information on Mountain Biking and Hiking trails, Mtn. Bike rentals, river kayaking & canoeing can also be found at our office. After the excitement, relax with a visit to one of Kimberley's spas!

 

Amenity Summary

  • Parkland Riverside setting
  • Free Hot Showers
  • 140 Spacious Private Sites (46 Pull Thrus)
  • Free Hotspot Internet Access
  • Water, Power & Sewer
  • Tenting (service & non service)
  • 15-50 Amp Electrical Service
  • Non Service Sites (cannot reserve)
  •  Firepit & Picnic Table (each site)
  • Children's Playground
  • Sani-Station
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Convenience Store
  • Walking, Hiking & Mountain Bike trails
  • Laundry Facility
  • Adjacent to Kimberley Nature Park
  • Free Outdoor Pool Access
  • River Rafting Trips
  • NEW 18 hole putting course
  • Frisbee Golf Course
  • 5 World Class Golf Courses - just minutes away
and much more...

Environment

Our commitment to the Environment is another great reason to stay at the Kimberley Riverside Campground. Our staff prides itself on our efforts to maintain an environmentally-friendly resort for our guests to enjoy. Our pool is heated by Passive-Solar panels which is a process that requires almost no energy at all. Our office staff goes to great lengths to recycle and re-use paper and our cleaning crews use natural and environmentally safe Green-Seal Certified cleaning supplies. Our toilet paper and paper towels are all made from recyclable materials and we have recycling stations throughout the campground for paper, plastic, cardboard and all types of cans and bottles. We have some of the most environmentally-friendly toilets on the market which utilize a low-volume pressure assist tank and we use low-energy CF and LED lightbulbs. Even our streetlights are in the process of being switched to LED lights to save on energy consumption! If you have any questions about our efforts to help protect the environment, please ask the staff when you drop in at our office!

Stay up to date!

And finally, Kimberley Riverside Campground has Facebook page. Please "Like" us on Facebook to see more pictures and information about the campground! Stay up to date on the campground and post your own adventures to our page! You can also visit our tripadvisor page to read unbiased reviews and add your own too!

Group bookings Welcome!

The Kimberley Riverside Campground is the ideal setting for family reunions and special group gatherings. Park facilities, picnic shelter and BBQ can be reserved for your group function.

Testimonials

Check us out on Tripadvisor 

Here are a few guest comments to enjoy (if you would like us to add yours, please email it to info@kimberleycampground.com )

This campsite has it all — fishing on the river, canoeing on the lake, access to town. This has been a remarkable trip for parents and children alike.

Thank you for leaving the campground in a natural state with wildflowers, lots of trees and spacious sites.

Excellent price and value. Loved the free pool and showers. Very reasonable rates.

Beautiful facility- everything you need and more. The hospitality was outstanding.

One of the best campgrounds we have stayed at! It's clean, affordable, has excellent facilities, organized and was very enjoyable.

What a nice surprise for a campsite. Lots of room and privacy, also very clean!

Really enjoyed our stay here. Grounds were clean & staff was very helpful and friendly! 5 star.

The drainage after the storm was terrific. Very beautiful setting-we'd love to come again.

[Manager] and his staff were the best we have come across and that is from Alaska to Mexico, Branson, etc. Excellent. We will be back. Thanks!

We have stayed here several times and love the peaceful, quiet setting. We have told many of our friends and they enjoy it too!

Lovely campground, nice people, nice weather, will be back. We love the area and the ambiance. Thanks! 'What a great place. We loved the wildlife right in our campsite!

Beautiful, quiet & extremely well maintained campground with private sites. Don't change anything.

We drove 7.5 hours from Edmonton and already would do it again for this campground! Thank you Kimberley.

 

Friendly, helpful staff, sites good size, clean and lots of chairs around pool. Had a great time here & hope to return next year!
Eric Reichert
Riverside is a top quality campground. Good sites, friendly staff and plenty of activities for kids & adults to enjoy. We've booked for next year already!
Don Davies
Lovely location, great staff, very nice facilities!
Anonymous
I was particularly drawn to the "earthiness" of the area, cleanliness and the resort pool. My kids loved it! I liked the amenities provided and the cost was very reasonable.
Anonymous
We absolutely love your campground & facilities. We are return users and have now began coming with our little girl and will definitely be back next year & the years to come!
Bush/Jamison Family
Very clean, well kept & quiet! We always come back!
Sue Larocque
One of the cleanest campgrounds, bathrooms spotless!
Anonymous
Excellent, clean campground. All staff was extremely nice & helpful. Would highly recommend this campground.
Sandra Crabtree 2015
The staff & facilities exceeded expectations. Awesome! We will definitely be back.
Rob Wiggins 2015