The Kimberley Nature Park protects important wildlife habitat and provides exceptional opportunities for ecological education and non-motorized recreation. Located inside the City of Kimberley in the foothills of the Purcell Mountain range, the 840-hectare nature park and the adjacent 200-hectare Horse Barn Valley Interpretive Forest contain more than 50 kilometres of trails linking forested hillsides, panoramic viewpoints, pockets of old-growth cedar, rugged talus slopes and numerous small ponds and streams. The largest municipal park in British Columbia is managed by the non-profit Kimberley Nature Park Society, which has a mandate of conservation, education and recreation.

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May 26, 2020

Every spring we look forward to the blooming of our grassland flowers, especially the balsamroot. When the snow is gone and the first crocuses appear, we know that our hillsides and grasslands will soon be ablaze with brilliant yellow balsamroot flowers. 

All parts of the balsamroot plant can be eaten. (Lyle Grisedale photo)

Also known as arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata), this plant is a member of the ast...

May 7, 2020

The Kimberley Nature Park Society has expanded its Interface Fire Committee to work with a group of experts who are planning a significant new logging and thinning initiative to protect the city and its forest to the west from wildfire events.  

 Machinery used on Sunflower Hill

Over the past decade and a half, fire mitigation measures in the Nature Park have mostly involved falling and burning fuels in small blocks, w...

April 25, 2020

Water hemlock is one of the deadliest poisonous plants in North America. It is important to learn how to identify it visually -- if you mistake water hemlock for a look-alike plant such as water parsnip or sharp-tooth angelica, you can be accidentally poisoned.

 Leaves of the water hemlock (photo by L Duncan)

The Douglas’s water hemlock (Cicuta douglasii) is the most toxic plant found in the Kimberley Nature Park. All parts of t...

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