We have a proud 120-year history: Kimberley was started in 1896 and Cranbrook in 1898.
Our lifestyle is unparalleled. With the Rocky Mountains, rivers and lakes just minutes from our doorstep, we have access to some of B.C.’s best skiing, golfing, biking and fishing opportunities. Plus, we have a burgeoning arts scene and an emerging health and wellness industry.
In less than an hour, you can also be exploring huge networks of backcountry forestry roads and nearby parks, which provide access to high alpine peaks.
The region’s temperate climate is favourable to life here, with an average summer temperature of 25C, and average winter high temperatures of only a few degrees below zero. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, our region is also the sunniest in B.C.
It’s the perfect place to raise a family
Our communities are close-knit and connected by 30 kilometres of pristine paved pathway. We have theatres for visual and performing arts, aquatic centres, municipal recreation facilities and several conferencing facilities.
You see, people don’t end up here by chance, they choose to be here. They want to work hard, then play. They say no to long commutes and seek affordability for their businesses and families. They want their kids to have the ultimate childhood, growing up in a secure community and having access to higher education, business and outdoor recreation. They want more, without a sacrifice.