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Welcome to Kimberley ...



While we don't have a date for the founding of Kimberley, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1956.

The city of Kimberley is 3,590 feet [1,094 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Kimberley is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Kimberley lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Note: If you travel east from Kimberley, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Telephone area codes for Kimberley: (250) and (778)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Kimberley: V1A<3>

Websites for Kimberley ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.kimberleychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Kimberley, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Kimberley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Kimberley - they are located in Arkansas, Maryland and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kimberley.

Communities near Kimberley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kimberley.

  • Cranbrook
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Ta Ta Creek
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ta Ta Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ta Ta Creek
  • Meachen
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meachen came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meachen
  • Wasa
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wasa came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wasa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wasa <4>
  • Fort Steele
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Fisherville ‑ Historic
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fisherville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisherville
  • Skookumchuck
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skookumchuck came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skookumchuck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skookumchuck <4>
  • Swansea
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swansea came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea
  • Bull River
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull River
  • Moyie
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kimberley ...

Looking for more information about Kimberley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kimberley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kimberley.

Adding Kimberley to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Kimberley was on a map titled Road Map for British Columbia (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kimberley.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kimberley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kimberley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Kimberley, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Kimberley). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Kimberley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.









 

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