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

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    Nominations for the Kimberley Business Awards close on September 7th

    Nominations for the Kimberley Business Awards close on September 7th

    Published on 31-Jul-2018 by Mike Guarnery Nominations for the Kimberley Business Awards close on September 7th

    Provide your nominations for the 2018 Kimberley Business Excellence Awards.  Please note: there have been changes in the categories to reflect a more accurate portrayal of Kimberley's business community.
    http://kimberleychamber.com/the-chamber/business-excellence-awards,

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    2018-19 Board of Directors

    2018-19 Board of Directors

    Published on 21-Jun-2018 by Mike Guarnery 2018-19 Board of Directors

    The Kimberley & District Chamber elected Board of Directors at the AGM on June 28th, 2018. Joining the board include Ella Harris (Crème Cheese Shop), Jason Toner (Big Magic Designs), Brandi O'Neill (Paper & Cup), Jeremy Sroka (95eh), and Brian Sondergaard (Kimberley Kritters). Returning to the board for another 2-year term are: Brian Conn (Kootenay Shade Works), Thomas Datt (Enchanted Forest B&B), and Karen Rempel (Rocky Mountain Events).
    Board members with one year remaining on their terms are: Rachelle Langlois (Sun Life Financial), Kenton Lane (Hyrciuk Gallinger & Co), Sabrina Park (Creekside Physiotherapy), Chantel Delaney (Sprout Health Market), Allissa Keane (Fruition Wellness), and Jill Bentley-Lobban (Kimberley Centex Market).

    President,  Rachelle Langlois
    1st Vice-President, Chantel Delaney
    2nd Vice-President, Sabrina Park
    Treasurer, Kenton Lane



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Upcoming Events

  • All Candidates Forum - Mayor and School Trustees
    16-Oct-2018

    The Chamber is hosting an All Candidates Forum for Mayor and School Trustees on October 16th, at McKim Auditorium. ..

  • All Candidates Forum - Mayor and School Trustees

    Event Date: 16-Oct-2018

    Posted by Mike Guarnery | on 29-Sep-2018

    The Chamber is hosting an All Candidates Forum for Mayor and School Trustees on October 16th, at McKim Auditorium.  Doors open at 5:30.

    Mayor's Forum begins at 7:00, and the Trustee forum at 8:00 p.m.

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  • Kimberley Business Excellence Awards
    19-Oct-2018

    The Kimberley Business Excellence Awards returns to the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre on Octobe..

  • Kimberley Business Excellence Awards

    Event Date: 19-Oct-2018

    Posted by Mike Guarnery | on 31-Jul-2018

    The Kimberley Business Excellence Awards returns to the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre on October 19th (Please note the new date).  Cocktails will be at 6:00, Dinner at 7:00 and the Awards at 8:00.  Suggested attire is semi-formal or formal for the gala.  More information will be forthcoming, including opportunities to acquire tickets, keynote speaker, and sponsorships.

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  • 55+ BC Games are coming to Kimberley this September
    11-Sep-2018

    BC 55+ Game registration for participants and volunteers is now available. Follow these links to learn more. -..

  • 55+ BC Games are coming to Kimberley this September

    Event Date: 11-Sep-2018

    Posted by Mike Guarnery | on 02-Mar-2018

    BC 55+ Game registration for participants and volunteers is now available. 
    Follow these links to learn more.

    -          http://www.55plusgames.ca/

    -          http://www.55plusgames.ca/volunteer-registration-portal/

    -          The Games run from Sept 11-15

     

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