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

    BC Economic Development Association Information & Check List

    BC Economic Development Association Information & Check List

    Published on 17-Jul-2017 by Mike Guarnery BC Economic Development Association Information & Check List

    Kimberley is NOT affected by wildfires, but this is good information to share with your business network.

     

    Top 10 Steps to Prepare Your Business for Evacuation

    If you are on evacuation alert or think you will be put on evacuation alert, there are some important steps you will want to consider. If you have an evacuation plan, review the plan and start the implementation process. If you do not have an evacuation plan, here are 10 things to consider:

    1. Protect your information - back up electronic files using a USB stick, emailing them to yourself, backing up to an online ‘cloud’ and grabbing your laptop, external hard drive, or computer tower if needed.

    2. Pack insurance and registration information for all commercial vehicles in your evacuation kit. For more information to go:

     

    http://www.icbc.com/about-icbc/newsroom/Pages/2017-Jul10.aspx

    3. Preparing for an Insurance Claim - take pictures and/or a video of your business pointing out key equipment. Don’t forget to take a copy of your insurance documents with you.

    4. Remove any uncertainty as to what staff should do in an emergency. Assign tasks to help staff respond as quickly as possible. Make sure you have their contact information and out of area contacts.

    5. Turn off utilities - electrical, gas and water, and remove any fire hazards that may be near the building.

    6. Empty cash from your cash register and seal in an envelope. Sign the envelope, the cash amount and the date across the seam. If you go to use any of this cash in your evacuation efforts, be sure to track how much of it you spend and if it is a business-related expense.

    7. Make sure you have a list of links to emergency information. A list is provided at the end of this document.

    8. Create a list of emergency phone numbers and key contacts, be sure you have access to this list if you are evacuated.

    9. If there is an environmental threat 50 km or further from your place of business, you may still be eligible to register for business interruption insurance. In the case of wildfires, most insurance companies require that the nearest fire be no closer than 25 – 50km from your place of business.

    10. Contact suppliers about a potential delivery disruption (if applicable) and/or contact customers about a potential disruption in services (if applicable).

     

    T: 604.795.7119 E: info@bceda.ca 5428 Highroad Cres., Chilliwack, BC, Canada V2R 3Y1

    Emergency Links

    Red Cross

    http://www.redcross.ca/

    Smoke

    http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/viewer/run/ops/BSC-WC-01/current/

    BC Wildfire Services

    http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

    Emergency Info BC

    http://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/

    Drive BC

    http://www.drivebc.ca/

    Emergency Preparedness for Industry and Commerce Council (EPICC)

    http://www.epicc.org/

    Insurance Bureau of Canada

    http://www.ibc.ca/bc/business

    Utilities

    BC Hydro

    1-800-BC-HYDRO (1-800-224-9376)

    FortisBC

    Natural Gas

    Natural Gas Emergencies 1-800-663-9911

    Billing & Inquiries 1-888-224-2710

    Electricity

    Electricity Emergencies or Power Outages 1-866-436-7847

    Billing & Inquiries 1-866-436-7847

    Banking Information

    BMO 1-844-837-9228

    https://www.bmo.com/main/business

    Supporting impacted customers needing help with short-term deferral payment options, special accommodations and other assistance. Customers are encouraged to visit any branch or contact BMO for more information. Small business and commercial clients are also encouraged to contact their BMO account manager regarding special accommodations

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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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    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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