Kimberley is a small mountain town of approximately 6,500 people nestled between the Purcell Mountains and the Rocky Mountain Trench in southeastern British Columbia. Our origins go back to the early 1890s when prospectors found chicamon stones, or money rock, on Sullivan Hill. This prospect resulted in the underground Sullivan Mine being developed and produced lead and zinc ore for almost one hundred years. The hard working life of the miners was good for Kimberley as they also like to play hard too which resulted in a mountain lifestyle that is hard to beat.
Join us in Kimberley and you will experience a friendly mountain town with unbeatable recreational opportunities from fishing to golf to biking, wonderfully talented artisans, unique shops, delightful restaurants, and a relaxed mountain attitude.
Come to Kimberley for the mountains, stay for the lifestyle.
Kimberley is located on Highway 95A, 32 kilometres north of Cranbrook, BC. Airline access is via the Canadian Rockies International Airport. Please follow this link for a Regional Map.
- Population: 6,485 (2001)
- Male: 3140 Female: 3345
- Median Age: 43
Elevation: City Centre is at 1110 m / 3663 ft above sea level.
Kimberley’s climate is considered to have a dry, mild interior climate. With plenty of blue sky we have warm, dry summers with occasional hot spells and thunderstorms. Autumn is usually dry and clear with early October beautiful as the larch trees change to a brilliant golden colour. Winter is wonderfully snowy but with lots of blue sky and mild temperatures. Spring is a beautiful time as the hills emerge from their winter slumber with a barrage of fresh green and irregular rain showers intermixed with sunny days.
- Avg. Annual Precipitation: 452 mm
- Avg. Annual Rainfall: 265 mm
- Avg. Annual Snowfall: 188 cm
- Avg. January Temperature: -7.5 C / 19 F
- Avg. July Temperature: 26 C / 78 F
- Avg. Annual Hours of Sunshine: 2,152 hours