Ride open railcars into rock tunnels where miners demonstrate their trade underground. Learn about the $80 million Mark Creek watershed restoration project that has returned native cutthroat trout to once-polluted waters.
The great Sullivan Mine, of significant importance for over 100 years, from discovery to closing, at the time, was one of the largest underground mines in Canada, with over 300 miles of underground tunnels and 40 miles of underground roadways.
The Sullivan Mine & Railway Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the mine's history, with exhibits spread over 161 acres within the Mark Creek Valley, in Kimberley. Such exhibits include a small replica of an historical Kimberley theatre, where mining films and free ore samples are offered daily during July and August, a 1901 original mining school house, a typical 1920 miner's residence and a 250 foot long mine powerhouse fully equipped with turn of the 19th century air compressors.
Many examples of mining related machinery are spread out along the valley floor. Expansion of exhibits and displays continue yearly, with a "one of a kind underground experience."
Local artists Tanya and John Siega have created a multi-media musical production about the Sullivan Mine, which can be viewed by clicking on the video at left.