About Kimberley

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.

Climate

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

Latest News

    Contact Info for Finance Minister Bill Morneau

    Contact Info for Finance Minister Bill Morneau

    Published on 11-Sep-2017 by Mike Guarnery Contact Info for Finance Minister Bill Morneau

    To contact Finance Minister Bill Morneau, you can e-mail him at: Bill.Morneau@parl.gov.ca
    You may use this template to write to Mr. Morneau regarding changes in the tax structure for incorporated businesses.

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    Business Excellence Awards - Nominations Open

    Business Excellence Awards - Nominations Open

    Published on 05-Sep-2017 by The Chamber Business Excellence Awards - Nominations Open

    Nominations for the 2017 Kimberley Chamber Business Excellence Awards are now open. To vote online visit click here

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    2017-18 Board of Directors

    2017-18 Board of Directors

    Published on 23-May-2017 by Mike Guarnery 2017-18 Board of Directors

    On May 16th, the election of the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce 2017-18 Board of Directors occurred at Annual General Meeting at Centre 64.  Congratulations to new board members Chantel Delaney (Sprout Grocery) and Jill Bentley-Lobban, (Kimberley Centex); as well as continuing board members Chantel Hack (Burrito Grill), Thomas Datt (Enchanted Forest B&B), Brian Conn (Kootenay Shade Works), Sabrina Park (Creekside Physiotherapy), Rachelle Langlois (Sun Life Financial Services, Inc.), Kenton Lane (Hryciuk Gallinger), Darren Shaben (Jim Pattison Broadcast Group), and non-voting member Karen Rempel (Rocky Mountain Event Planners).

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Upcoming Events

  • Business Succession Plannimg
    26-Sep-2017

    The Basin Business Advisors are hosting a business succession planning workshop at the Chateau Kimberley on September 26..

  • Business Succession Plannimg

    Event Date: 26-Sep-2017

    Posted by Mike Guarnery | on 12-Sep-2017

    The Basin Business Advisors are hosting a business succession planning workshop at the Chateau Kimberley on September 26th. Register and learn about strategies to move on to the next phase of your business. https://successionsept26.eventbrite.ca

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  • The East Kootenay End of Season Blowout Sale
    23-Sep-2017

    If you have a business and would like to sell your clearance stock at the Kimberley Conference Centre's upcoming End..

  • The East Kootenay End of Season Blowout Sale

    Event Date: 23-Sep-2017

    Posted by The Chamber | on 05-Sep-2017

    If you have a business and would like to sell your clearance stock at the Kimberley Conference Centre's upcoming End of Season Blowout Sale please complete the registration form by clicking the Book Now button below to request your spot. If you are a shopper our for a bargain be sure not to miss this event!

    Event Information

    • September 23rd, 12-5pm & September 24th, 12-4pm
    • Set-up times available from September 18th
    • Indoor space $1 per sq ft, 100 sq ft minimum (power included)
    • Outdoor Space Available - (Call for pricing and availability)
    • Don’t miss out, book your spot now for the largest End of Season Stock Blowout in The East Kootenay’s!

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  • Mutt Strut
    21-Sep-2017

    The Chamber will be hosting a social at Coronation Park for a Kimberley Mutt Strut. Please bring your friendly puppy an..

  • Mutt Strut

    Event Date: 21-Sep-2017

    Posted by Mike Guarnery | on 28-Jul-2017

    The Chamber will be hosting a social at Coronation Park for a Kimberley Mutt Strut.  Please bring your friendly puppy and family for a social gathering and meet new people in our community.  RSVP at: info@kimberleychamber.com.

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