Kimberley, British Columbia At a Glance

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Written by Patrick J. Smith posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

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Located in the southeastern region of British Columbia, Kimberley sits between the Purcell and British Columbia Rockies. With its European flavor, Kimberley has been named the Bavarian City of the Rockies due of it wooden and peak roofed architecture, its cobblestone streets, cuckoo clock, murals, and particular fire hydrants.

The beauty of British Columbia stands out even in the Rockies.

Pubs serving steins of German beer, restaurants serving typical German fare, and other highlights make Kimberley a unique selection for travel vacations at any time of year. With a population of approximately 7,000, this quaint mountain village attracts tourists from all over the world.

Activities in Kimberley, British Columbia

Whether you’re visiting the beautiful Cominco Gardens, taking the train ride on the Bavarian City Mining Railway, dining, shopping, or enjoying any one of Kimberley’s outdoor activities, you will always be in the midst of some of the most gorgeous terrain in the Canadian Rockies. Walking, hiking, biking, white water rafting, golfing and of course, BC skiing, make a travel vacation to the area something to remember for years to come.

Transportation to and from Kimberley, British Columbia

Nestled in the East Kootenay Mountain Range and surrounded by the British Columbian Rocky Mountains, Kimberley is one of the highest cities in Canada, with an elevation of 3,665 feet above sea level. The nearest large city, Cranbrook, houses 20,0000 inhabitants and is the home of the Cranbrook Regional Airport, serving Kimberley and its environs. Service with Air Canada and Pacific Coastal Airlines is convenient, offering daily flights to Kamloops, Vancouver, and Calgary. Horizon Air is also available for helicopter and charter services.

If you are traveling by car, Highway 95A connects with Highway 95, passing right through Kimberley. Once on this Highway, it is only a short ride to Golden, British Columbia and the Trans Canada Highway. The Greyhound bus line offers travel to and from Kimberley, and in Kimberley itself one can easily find both public transportation and taxi service.

Climate in Kimberley, British Columbia

Located between the Purcell and Canadian Rocky Mountains, Kimberley receives large amounts of year-round sunshine as well as an abundance of snow in the winter months. The average rainfall in the area is 12.5 inches and the annual snowfall averages 135 inches. The summer months in Kimberley average in the mid to high 70’s F, with the winter months averaging in the 20’s and 30’s. In short, the weather in the zone is perfect for enjoying all outdoor activities at any time of the year.

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