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

    Policy Resolution for Fair Cannabis Distribution
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    BC Hydro Outage

    BC Hydro Outage

    Published on 23-May-2018 by Mike Guarnery BC Hydro Outage

    BC Hydro will be upgrading infrastructure in Kimberley on May 27th from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m..  Contact 1-800-BCHYDRO to find out if your home or business will be affected.

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    Export Navigator Pilot Program Extended

    Export Navigator Pilot Program Extended

    Published on 02-Apr-2018 by Mike Guarnery Export Navigator Pilot Program Extended

    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce has advocated for the extension of Export Navigator.  We met with Minister Chow in December 2017 about this type of programming to assist rural businesses.  Contact the Chamber to learn more about rural business support.
    https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018JTT0012-000504

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Upcoming Events

  • Workshop: Communications for Small Business Success
    27-Jun-2018

    At the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre - North Star Room 301 North Star Blvd. Kimberley Reg..

  • Workshop: Communications for Small Business Success

    Event Date: 27-Jun-2018

    Posted by The Chamber | on 12-Jun-2018

    At the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre - North Star Room
    301 North Star Blvd. Kimberley

    Register Here: https://kimberleychamber.worldsecuresystems.com/workshop-registration

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  • Annual General Meeting 2018
    18-Jun-2018

    You are cordially invited to the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting June 28th,..

  • Annual General Meeting 2018

    Event Date: 18-Jun-2018

    Posted by The Chamber | on 27-Apr-2018

    You are cordially invited to the

    Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce

    Annual General Meeting

    June 28th, 2018

    6:30 pm

    AGM - Business Meeting and Election of our Board of Directors

    Trickle Creek Lodge Meeting Room

    The Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce welcomes the public to attend our AGM.

    Board nomination forms are available at the Chamber office, 253 Wallinger Ave.

    Via email: info@kimberleychamber.com

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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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