Located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia and nestled in the Kootenay region of the Rocky Mountains, Kimberley is situated in one of the sunniest areas of the province. At an elevation of 1,120 metres (3,670 feet), Kimberley offers its residents and visitors the pleasure of enjoying an average of 2,191 hours (315 days) of sunshine per year.
Formerly home to the world’s largest lead-zinc mine, which ceased operations in 2001, Kimberley is now a vibrant, year-round recreational community with a population of 7,600. Having adopted an alpine theme, Kimberley has become known as the “Bavarian City of the Rockies” where there is something to offer everyone whether it be the arts, cultural or historical attractions, local festivals and events, food and wine, or a myriad of outdoor adventures and activities during all four seasons. In addition, there is an abundance of lakes, streams and wooded areas close to Kimberley.
Additional information about Kimberley and the area can also be found at:
WorldWeb.com Travel Article on Kimberley