About Kimberley

Kimberley is a small mountain city of approximately 7425 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.

A complete Census Profile of Kimberley may found at the Statistics Canada website.

 

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

    Chamber Board Announces New General Manager

    Chamber Board Announces New General Manager

    Published on 03-Oct-2019 by Kimberley Chamber Chamber Board Announces New General Manager

    PRESS RELEASE 

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 3, 2019

    Chamber Board Announces New General Manager

    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Holden as General Manager.  The Board’s action comes with the fullest confidence that Holden will be an excellent steward of the Chamber’s mission and a leader and advocate for our business community.

    Daniel and his family have called Kimberley home for the last two years, however Daniel is originally from Sydney, Australia where he has over 15 years of management experience in Human Resources, Business Development, and as a General Manager. He specializes in Strategic Management, Project Management, and Stakeholder Engagement.  With a Bachelor of Business (Administration) Degree and a Masters in Human Resources, Daniel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.  With a background deeply rooted in Commerce, Daniel is passionate about supporting business improvement and growth, and with family ties to Kimberley, he is a clear choice to lead the Chamber to the next level of business advocacy.

    Holden says of his new position, "Kimberley is proving itself to have a thriving business community. I look forward to working amongst that community to support and strengthen the vibrant commerce we have in town and the surrounding district."

    Board President, Brian Sondergaard adds, “The Board is excited to have Daniel join the Chamber team, and we’re confident in his abilities to take the Chamber and its membership to the next level.” 

    The Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1923 with the goal of furthering the interests of local businesses. Our mission is to serve as leaders in the promotion, development, growth and prosperity of business in our community.

    The Chamber is incorporated under the Board of Trade Act and is composed of a volunteer board of directors, the Chamber General Manager, regional business members and community partners. To learn more about the Chamber, visit www.kimberleychamber.com or email info@kimberleychamber.com.

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    Career Opportunity with the Kimberley Chamber - MANAGER

    Career Opportunity with the Kimberley Chamber - MANAGER

    Published on 20-Aug-2019 by Kimberley Chamber Career Opportunity with the Kimberley Chamber - MANAGER

    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking a General Manager and is accepting applications from experienced and qualified candidates. 

    Click here to download a PDF file containing the position posting which includes preferred qualifications/experience and key responsibilities, along with information on how to apply for this position. 

    Closing Date of Posting: September 15, 2019

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    Voting Open for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards and Tickets on Sale!

    Voting Open for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards and Tickets on Sale!

    Published on 13-Aug-2019 by Kimberley Chamber Voting Open for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards and Tickets on Sale!

    2019 Business Excellence Awards

    Join us at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards as we recognize the outstanding small businesses, entrepreneurs, employees and organizations who contribute so much to our community and local economy.

    Tickets on sale now at http://www.kimberleychamber.com/store/2019-business-excellence-awards

    • Date: Friday, October 4th
    • Time: 6pm
    • Location: Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre
    • Cost: $55 + GST for members
                $60 + GST for non-members
                $420 + GST for a table of 8


    Cast your votes and share the survey among our community. Let's recognize all of the hard work, innovation and dedication of our diverse business community! 

    Vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PK3X57L

    Award Categories:

    • Employer of Year
    • Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award
    • Employee of the Year
    • Hospitality Excellence Award
    • Trades Business or Person of the Year
    • Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year
    • Stan Salikan Community Impact Award
    • Youth Friendly Business Award
    • Business of the Year Award
    • Marketing & Media Business of the Year Award
    • Tourism Excellence Award
    • Entrepreneur of the Year Award
    • Home Business of the Year Award
    • The Keystone Award - new this year!
    • The Rising Star Award - new this year!
    • The Healthy Kimberley Award - new this year!

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Upcoming Events

  • Platzl Light Up
    16-Nov-2019

    The Light-Up will take place Saturday, November 16th at 6:30 p.m. The Kimberley Community Choir will begin at 6:00, wit..

  • Platzl Light Up

    Event Date: 16-Nov-2019

    Posted by | on 29-Oct-2019

    The Light-Up will take place Saturday, November 16th at 6:30 p.m.  The Kimberley Community Choir will begin at 6:00, with Santa arriving at 6:30 for the Light Up countdown, followed by pictures with the children in attendance.

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