British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide
Pull on hiking boots, throw on a life vest to go rafting or prepare for some unique ski terrain Kimberley is a blast of fresh air and recreational pleasures. A small community, big on adventure and the outdoors, Kimberley shares a culture rich in traditional Bavarian flare and that embraces the incredible wilderness settings.

Hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and river bound activities are great ways to explore the mountain back drops during the summer. As the weather changes to colder temperatures, tourists come from all around the globe to experience the two famous hot springs and snow related sports such as; skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing.

The delightful small European town feel and great resources for adventure makes Kimberley an additional highlight along visitors' Rocky Mountain tours. The sunshine and powder on Purcell Mountains are second to none and the bonus “zero” line ups give snow bound adventurers seamless access to the hill all day long!

The lodging and resort accommodations are growing annually, which will showcase larger venues for conferences and adventure groups traveling to the Kootney Rockies. Kimberley is located in the south eastern corner of British Columbia just north of the U.S. Border on Highway 95A, 28 km northwest of Cranbrook.

Population: 6,484+

Snowmobile & Snowshoeing tours for all levels
Wasa Lake (sandy beaches)
Rockin' in the Rockies (mid-June)
International Accordion Championship in late July
Bavarian City Mining Railway
Cominco Gardens
Kimberley’s Mascot Happy Hans & his hourly Bavarian Yodel
Kimberley Nature Park
Lussier Hot Springs in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park & The Fairmont Hot Springs
Kimberley Alpine Resort
Kimberley Heritage Museum,
The Largest Working Coo Coo Clock in the World
Summer Events
Hiking Guides – local favorite to take mountain quad chair up Musser's Plateau
St. Mary's River Rafting Adventures
Centre 64 - Arts & Culture Events

Developed as a mining town at the end of the nineteenth century, it was hoped that Kimberley would bring about the same riches as its predecessor in Australia for which it was named after. The Sullivan Mines were successful in both producing zinc and lead ore. The alpine lifestyle and the mining industry have thrived here ever since.

Summer average 20 degrees Celsius
Winter average -5 degrees Celsius (generally sunny skies)
(Extreme winter conditions maybe experienced at higher elevations)


Kimberley Accommodations

Kimberley Things to Do