Kimberley (British Columbia)

Kimberley is a small town in the southeast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. In the language of the local First Nation from the tribe of Kutenai the city k̓ukamaʔnam called ( something like: road leading down ).

The settlement was named in 1896 after the Kimberley mine in Kimberley ( South Africa) and 1944 your the town charter was granted.

By Kimberley leads the British Columbia Highway 95A and 20 kilometers south-east lies the Canadian Rockies International Airport.

Between 1917 and 2001, the Sullivan Mine was the largest lead and zinc mine in Kimberley.


The census in 2011 showed a population of 6,652 inhabitants for the community. The city's population has thereby increased since the census of 2006 at 8.4%, while the population in the province of British Columbia at the same time grew only by 7.0%.


The average income of employees in Kimberley in 2006 was at C $ 22,253, while it was in the province of British Columbia 24 867 C $.

Sons and daughters of the city


Tourism today is around the Kimberley Alpine Resort, a winter sports area and the Kimberley Underground Mining Railway, an underground mine railway with a 230 m long mining exhibition, main source of income of the city.

In the city there is the largest free-standing cuckoo clock of Canada.