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Nicole Leclair

A Good Place to Feel Good: Health & Wellness in Kimberley

Prioritising health comes naturally in Kimberley. We’re a community that embraces trail rides and golf swings, and we’re proud of all the recreation opportunities that keep us moving throughout the year. Our focus on healthy living extends past our outdoor pursuits, however. Embracing health here means enjoying our indoor facilities, recovering from injury or illness with plenty of community support, and partaking in our fair share of relaxation and pampering along the way.

Break a Sweat

One of our favourite health-focused businesses in town is Kamu Sauna. Kamu Sauna offers authentic Finnish Sauna experiences on-the-go and in wild places. There are 3 ways to enjoy a sweat with Kamu: rent the mobile sauna to partake in a session where you stay, snag a private sauna experience at Kamu’s homebase in Ta Ta Creek (just East of Kimberley), or join a community sauna session with other like-minded folk who are also looking to indulge in their health. Whether you opt to sweat with locals, or prefer your own private oasis, a day spent immersing in hot and cold therapy with Kamu Sauna is a day well-spent.

Get Pampered

Every good getaway deserves a little TLC. Whether you come here to ski, bike, fish, or to dig into our rich and storied history, a visit here would be remiss without taking the time to rest, recharge, and enjoy some quality Kimberley indulgence. Opt for a relaxing or therapeutic massage, come away with a new “do” and a fresh pedicure, then enjoy some energy work with reiki treatments or reflexology. With many massage therapists, stylists, and estheticians in town, we’ve got you covered, head to toe, for all your pampering needs.

Stay Fit

Though our community thrives on outdoor activity, we like to balance things out with indoor workouts too. Enjoy weight training and guided classes at Tanglefoot Training Centre, Gym 67 or Iron Goat Crossfit, then get grippy and find new heights at Spirit Rock Climbing Centre. Looking to find balance and breath instead? Enjoy yoga, barre and mobility classes at Kula Yoga and Centre 64.

Hint: Looking for a little outdoor forest bathing? Keep an eye out for the guided hikes offered through Tanglefoot or the Kimberley Nature Park. Ready to ride instead? Sign up for a Wednesday night community ride with our beloved Kootenay Freewheelers and get to know our varied trail systems a little better along the way

Make Waves

Make a splash during your trip to Kimberley, and find a little zen along the way. The Kimberley Aquatic Centre is a beloved part of the community, and a great way to spend a winter afternoon or a quiet rainy day. Enjoy the 5-lane, 25-metre lap pool, as well as a leisure pool, a diving board, and a lazy river. Then, be sure to unwind in the hot tub or steam room, or catch some sun on the outdoor deck. Our Aquatic Centre is wheelchair accessible and suitable for all ages. Plus, we hear that the Aquatic Centre offers some great fitness classes and kids camps throughout the year.

Tip: For those who would rather take their water-time outdoors, we’ve got some great folks in the community who can power your next paddle. Check out the Kootenay Rafting Co., or the Adventure Centre at the Kimberley Riverside Campground for SUP or Kayak rentals, then make waves on our many surrounding lakes or rivers

Recover Well

For those unwell, injured, or in need of some more therapeutic bodywork, we’ve got a whole host of options to keep you feeling top-notch and able to fully enjoy your stay here. With an in-town clinic just minutes from our downtown core, and a regional hospital a mere 30km away, medical emergencies and illness can be quickly addressed. We also have plenty of great allied health professionals like physiotherapists, chiropractors, registered massage therapists, osteopathic and naturopathic doctors, and acupuncturists who can help with injury recovery or prevention. Working on your mental health while here? We have local councillors who are trained to help navigate any bumps throughout your stay.

Bonus: Good Eats

Whether you’re eating to fuel your next adventure, or aim to discover your next favourite dish here, it’s no surprise that what we eat plays a big role in how we feel. Here in Kimberley, we are proud to have many delicious options for fresh, local and sustainable food sources. Whether you stock up on favourites during our seasonal Thursday Night Farmers’ Market, head to Stoke Market for organic produce and cold-pressed juice, enjoy carefully butchered meats at Meat Matters, or drool over hand-milled baked goods from Bread & Butter, we’re confident you’ll find foods to feel good about here. Plus, our community has some pretty great Dieticians and Nutritionists that take the guess-work out of what’s good and what’s good for you.

Check out our Health & Wellness page to explore some of our favourite health and wellness members in the community

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