"KIMBERLEY - BAVARIAN TOWN IN CANADA" Kimberley by balhannah

Kimberley Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 11 photos


I didn't know this bit of information, but evidently it is the highest city in Canada, sitting at 1,120 metres above sea level.

Kimberley is known as a "classic mining town" of the Rockies region.

It was named in 1896 after the famous South African diamond mine, Kimberley.

1968.........And it became the Bavarian City of the Rockies.

There are plenty of cafes and shops, plus you can go hiking, camping,

golfing, and skiing in Winter.

Driving and wandering around the streets of Kimberley, we discovered that

this was another town of talented artists.

There were quite a few Murals done on the buildings.

Kimberley has a population in the 7,000's and is located on Highway 95A,

32 km northwest of Cranbrook in the BC Rockies.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A pretty "Bavarian" town in canada
  • In a nutshell:Bavaria in Canada
  • Last visit to Kimberley: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated May 30, 2010
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    I knew of a Kimberley in South Africa, now one more in BC, Oz has one and so does USA, Google Maps, gives us insight as to what they're all, geologically, about ;-)))

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      May 20, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      I agree! I love exploring places on google maps. Have found some beaut ones to visit for real!


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