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
Kimberley Conference and Athlete Training Centre
Exciting news for Kimberley! Our new Conference and Athlete Training Centre is complete. This fantastic facility provides Kimberley with year round economic and social benefits. Local businesses can take part in the opportunity by ensuring that they are included in the Centre's inventory of products and services. Just print, complete and submit the form. The link is right below:
For up-to-date details on the Centre visit their new website:
The Athlete Training Centre is a unique feature of the facility with accessible weight training room, sit-ski waxing room, video traing room and direct assess to the lifts and training runs. The training centre complements the four other accessible facilities in Kimberley: The Civic Centre Arena-Sledge Hockey, Kimberley Nordic Centre, Kimberley Curling Club and the Kimberley Aquatic Centre.