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

    What's Happening in Kimberley

    What's Happening in Kimberley

    Published on 15-Dec-2016 by The Chamber What's Happening in Kimberley

    To find out more what is happening in Kimberley, please check out Tourism Kimberley’s calendar, at: www.tourismkimberley.com/events/calendar

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    Looking for a business opportunity in Kimberley?

    Looking for a business opportunity in Kimberley?

    Published on 08-Nov-2016 by Mike Guarnery Looking for a business opportunity in Kimberley?

    Explore business opportunities in Kimberley.  Imagine Kootenay offers links to businesses and commercial space available in various communities in the East and West Kootenay region.  Check out what's available in Kimberley.

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    2016 Business Excellence Award Winners

    2016 Business Excellence Award Winners

    Published on 15-Oct-2016 by The Chamber 2016 Business Excellence Award Winners

    The Kimberley Business Excellence Awards Gala was held on October 22nd.
    It's was a sold-out event, and we are planning our 2017 Gala to be on October 21st, 2017.   Mark your calendars.  Thank you for all of those who came out to support this event and celebrate our business community.  And a special thank you to our sponsors below, as well as Kootenay Insurance Services and Columbia Basin Trust.

    Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada: Tamarack Dispensaries

    Environmental Stewardship of the Year sponsored by Tyee Log & Timber:
    Root For Me

    Food & Beverage Excellence of the Year sponsored by BDO Canada:
    Bear’s Eatery

    Young Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by the College of the Rockies:
    Ella Marken – Crème Cheese Shop

    Home Business of the Year sponsored by Toni Lepore Accounting:
    Suite Apps

    Excellence in Tourism of the Year sponsored by Tourism Kimberley:
    Simply Kimberley

    Employee of the Year of the Year sponsored by EK Employment:
    Melanie Kostiuk – Kimberley City Bakery

    Business of the Year of the Year sponsored by The Kimberley Daily Bulletin:
    Kimberley Centex

    Retail Business of the Year of the Year sponsored by Kimberley Alpine Resort:
    Talaria

    Creative Professional of the Year sponsored by Canadian Rockies International Airport:
    Big Magic Designs

    Youth-Friendly Business of the Year sponsored by B104 & 102.9 The Drive:
    Kootenay Dance Academy

    Stan Salikin Community Booster Award sponsored by the City of Kimberley:
    Kimberley Rotary Club

    Tradesperson or Contractor of the Year sponsored by Community Futures East Kootenay:
    Vermette Roofing

    Professional Services Award sponsored by Kootenay Business Magazine -Koocanusa Publications:
    Sun Life Financial Services

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Upcoming Events

  • Business Staffing Meeting
    10-Apr-2017

    Are you experiencing staff shortage issues, or looking for partnerships during the shoulder season? We would like t..

  • Business Staffing Meeting

    Event Date: 10-Apr-2017

    Posted by | on 21-Mar-2017

    Are you experiencing staff shortage issues, or looking for partnerships during the shoulder season?  We would like to hear from you. The Chamber is hosting an information-gathering session about how we can liaise with businesses experiencing these issues, and develop a job-sharing/employee-sharing practice.  E-mail info@kimberleychamber.com for more info or to RSVP. 
    Location: 253 Wallinger Ave
    Date: April 10, 9:30 a.m.

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  • Minister Shirley Bond Visit
    21-Mar-2017

    The Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, will be ..

  • Minister Shirley Bond Visit

    Event Date: 21-Mar-2017

    Posted by Mike Guarnery | on 13-Mar-2017

    The Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, will be in Kimberley at Centre 64, March 21st, from 5:30 - 7:00.  RSVP by calling the Chamber office at: (250) 427-3666

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