At the base of the Purcell Mountains lies the quaint town of Kimberley, "the Bavarian City of the Rockies." Home to North America's largest cuckoo clock, which you'll find in the Platzl, Kimberley welcomes visitors with open arms and friendly smiles. The Cominco Garden, established in 1927, showcase over 48,000 blooms each year with highlights being the Memorial Rose Garden and the Prairie Garden. For the best view of the gardens, visit during the season’s high points, June through to September. Located about 10 minutes out of the city centre, you can access the Cominco Garden through a picturesque path.
Explore Fort Steele Heritage Town, a 40-minute drive southeast of Kimberley, and discover the past of this once booming mining town. Hear entertaining and tantalizing stories as you tour through the town in a wagon drawn by Clydesdale workhorses. Watch Theater shows or laugh along with performers in the streets during the electrifying summer months in Fort Steele. The historic site is open all year round.
Kimberley is located on Highway 95A, 28 km (17 mi.) northwest of Cranbrook. Commercial airlines fly into the Cranbrook Airport. Commercial buses access the town. Population: 6,916 Elevation: 1,113 m (3,652 ft.) Average July Temperature: 17.4ºC (63ºF) Average January Temperature: -8.6ºC (16.5ºF) Annual Rainfall: 32 cm (in.) Annual Snowfall: 342 cm (in.)
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