The North Star Rail Trail links the cities of Kimberley and Cranbrook with 26 km / 16 mi of paved trail.
A very popular trail, with gentle grade changes, perfect for families and sees a fairly constant flow of traffic. It is used to commute between the cities for exercise, to socialize and for sightseeing – being nestled between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains.
The area is naturally beautiful with forests and grasslands, and the trail crosses the St. Mary River close to the midway point.
Completed in 2010 and adopted into the TransCanada Trail in 2012. Both the Kimberley and Cranbrook trail heads offer Bike Repair Stations. The trail is designed and maintained for use during spring, summer and fall. It is partially maintained during winter.
The trail can be accessed at a number of points along Highway 95A. The main Kimberley trail head is at Rotary Drive across from the Aquatic Centre and the main Cranbrook trail head is at Collinson Road.