In Kimberley, small-town values and an easygoing lifestyle mix easily with unique shopping opportunities, a range of dining options (from fast to formal), a number of schools for students from K to Grade 12 (including Selkirk Secondary School, one of Canada's oldest and most highly regarded international schools), public library, new aquatic centre, numerous arts and cultural venues, doctors and dentists who are still taking patients, and many other services and modern amenities of a larger center.
A broad selection of hotel and rental accommodations makes Kimberley an ideal setting for meetings, retreats, reunions and similar events. Kimberley's new conference centre (scheduled for completion in 2010) will allow the community to host conventions and major sporting events. Sharing the new facility is Canada's National Para-Olympic Ski Association, which has made Kimberley and the Kimberley Alpine Resort its national Paralympic Training Centre.
Just 25 minutes south is the City of Cranbrook (population: approximately 20,000) - home to a regional health facility and such major shopping destinations as Home Depot, Walmart, Staples and Canadian Tire (and let's not forget Starbucks!).
A mere 15 minutes from Kimberley is the Canadian Rockies International Airport, a newly expanded hub with customs services and flight-handling capabilities to service major carriers and international air travel.