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

    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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    Nominations for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Now Open!

    Nominations for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Now Open!

    Published on 25-Jun-2019 by The Chamber Nominations for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Now Open!

    It's that time of year and the nominations for the annual Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Excellence Awards are now open! 

    We have some exciting new categories this year and the nominations will all be put to a community vote later on in the summer. 

    The Business Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognize the outstanding small businesses, entrepreneurs, employees and organizations who contribute so much to our community and local economy. 

    This year's Business Excellence Awards are set for Friday, October 4th, 2019 at the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre. Tickets will go on sale in late Summer. 

    Submit your nominations here!

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Upcoming Events

  • Business Beers
    25-Sep-2019

    On Wednesday, September 25th all business owners, operators and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to drop-in at the..

  • Business Beers

    Event Date: 25-Sep-2019

    Posted by Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce | on 20-Sep-2019

    On Wednesday, September 25th all business owners, operators and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to drop-in at the Kimberley Elks Club between 5:30-7:30pm to hang out and connect with other members of the business community. This is an open and casual social event. All are welcome!





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  • All Candidates Forum - 2019 Federal Elections - Kootenay Columbia Candidates
    26-Sep-2019

    On Thursday, September 26th the Rotary Club of Kimberley in partnership with the Kimberley & District Chamber of..

  • All Candidates Forum - 2019 Federal Elections - Kootenay Columbia Candidates

    Event Date: 26-Sep-2019

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 17-Sep-2019

    On Thursday, September 26th the Rotary Club of Kimberley in partnership with the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an All Candidates Forum with the Kootenay Columbia candidates for the 2019 Federal Election. 

    Location: McKim Theatre (689 Rotary Drive, Kimberley)

    Time: 7pm to 9pm (Doors will open at 6:30pm)


    More details to follow. All are welcome to attend this free event. 

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  • Kimberley Business Excellence Awards
    04-Oct-2019

    2019 Business Excellence Awards Join us at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards as we recognize the ou..

  • Kimberley Business Excellence Awards

    Event Date: 04-Oct-2019

    Posted by Kimberley Chamber | on 27-Aug-2019

    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 or you can purchase tickets in person at Sprout Health Market, Kimberley Kritters or Creekside Physiotherapy. 

    • Date: Friday, October 4th
    • Time: 6:00pm Cocktail Hour, with music by Kootenay Lately
                6:50pm Welcome speech from the President, acknowledgment of board of directors
                7:00pm Dinner
                7:40pm A word from the Mayor
                7:45pm Awards Ceremony
                8:45pm Musical Performance, Kootenay Lately
    • Location: Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre
    • Cost: $55 + GST for members
                $60 + GST for non-members
                $420 + GST for a table of 8


    Suggested attire is semi-formal or formal for the gala.

    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! 

    Voting is now closed.

    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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