Recreation - Purcell Collegiate School


At Purcell Collegiate School finding fun is easy. Whatever kind of adventure calls you – a trek through lush forest, a walk back in history, an urban excursion, or an artistic immersion – Purcell Collegiate’s location has places and activities to engage and inspire students, year-round.

With plenty of fresh air and sunshine, students will find endless trails, accessible sports facilities, and parks.

We’ve got the largest municipal park in British Columbia, two mountain ranges to choose from, and many surrounding lakes, rivers, and wildlife to enjoy.

Students can golf our campus course, Purcell Golf, ski at the Kimberley Alpine Resort, traverse hundreds of kilometres of forest trails, hike rugged mountain peaks and kayak the freshwater lakes that skirt our community.

The Kimberley-Cranbrook area is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground all year long. Plus, with 300+ days of sunshine a year, plenty of wilderness to gaze upon, and opportunities to discover both the Purcell and Rocky Mountain ranges, we’ve got no shortage of recreation opportunities to enjoy.

There is also plenty of cultural and music opportunities as well. Art lovers and history buffs can discover our community through galleries and studios, live performances, classes for the young and young-at-heart, heritage sites, and fun festivals.