The City of Kimberley announced late Monday that they had completed the sale of the Riverside Campground.
The campground, built by the City when the old city campground on the ski hill was removed to make way for Kimberley Alpine Resort expansion, has been purchased by the Northstar Group of Companies, which also operate Northstar Mountain Village, Mountain Spirit Resort, Kimberley Vacations, Kimberley Lodging Company, and Realty Executives Kimberley.
New owner, Pat Elynuik of Northstar Group, says they look forward to continuing to support tourism in Kimberley. “Kimberley Riverside Campground provides a hospitality experience that is very important to the community and is a key factor towards sustainable tourism growth in Kimberley. Our Northstar Group is honored to be given the opportunity to be part of a trusted brand and loyal customer base that has been built over the past 20 years,” said Elynuik. “Our team, led by Jesse Ferguson, is committed to providing our guests with an unsurpassed Kimberley experience, supporting local business, providing employment opportunities for local residents and continuing to make residents of Kimberley proud of their beautiful community.”
Elynuik also expressed thanks to all those previously involved in the campground, “A special thanks to the City of Kimberley, Kimberley Community Development Society (KCDS), and the campground management team, led by Leanna Winter, for their years of dedication towards building an outstanding tourism product. We look forward to working with Leanna and her team to expand Riverside and add new experiences that will continue the Riverside legacy.”
The $3 million in proceeds will go to infrastructure renewal projects in Kimberley.
Council decided to sell the campground at the end of 2019.