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.


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

    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).

    BC Chamber AGM

    BC Chamber AGM

    Published on 23-May-2017 by Mike Guarnery BC Chamber AGM

    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce will be represented at the 2017 BC Chamber of Commerce AGM from May 24 - 27.  You can follow up-to-date policy updates and events, @KimberleyCofC on Twitter.

    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


Upcoming Events

  • June 8th, Business After Business

    Zen Mountain Float + Wellness will be hosting a Business After Business on June 8th, from 7-9 p.m. (It’s a lit..

  • June 8th, Business After Business

    Event Date: 8-Jun-2017

    Posted by Mike Guarnery | on 23-May-2017

    Zen Mountain Float + Wellness will be hosting a Business After Business on June 8th, from 7-9 p.m. (It’s a little later than normal, but there’s PLENTY of light this time of year.) They are located at 315 Wallinger Ave (next to RBC, Flowers Galore, and Kootenay Insurance Services).  Learn about Kimberley’s newest wellness destination, offering a unique combination of services; floating, energy work, spiritual coaching, and holistic skin care and spa services.