British Columbia Community·CONTEST

The Search for B.C.'s Best Small Town

After more than 850,000 votes and 127 eliminations, Kimberley has won the title of B.C.'s Best Small Town.

The winner of the 7-week contest powered by audience votes has been revealed

                         Congratulations Kimberley! 

British Columbians across the province have spoken and after more than 850,000 votes and 127 eliminations, Kimberley has won the title of B.C.'s Best Small Town! 

Read all about Kimberley's triumph here

Thank you for participating in The Search for B.C.'s Best Small Town

Kimberley's town centre, pictured here, was designed to have a Bavarian feel, complete with the world's largest standing cuckoo clock. (Justin McElroy/CBC News)
Kimberley Nature Park landscape
Kimberley Nature Park sits on top of a former mine and is the largest municipal park in the province. (Justin McElroy/CBC News)
The Platzl in Kimberley remains one of the few pedestrian-only downtown business areas in Western Canada. (Brendan Coulter/CBC)


About the contest: 

Calling all British Columbians!

After a long cold winter, spring has sprung and British Columbians are eager to get outside and enjoy what this great province has to offer, making this the perfect time to celebrate B.C.'s best kept secret – its unique and diverse small towns.

We want to know which small town you think is the best, whether you've visited it or you're fortunate enough to live in it! 

From March 15 to April 25, channel your provincial pride and cast your vote in The Search for B.C.'s Best Small Town: a 7-week long contest powered by your votes. 

How to participate: 

From Tuesday through Friday, we'll highlight a different small town in B.C. (population under 12,000) on CBC Radio One and CBC Vancouver News, with features on Then it's up to you! Jump online and click on the daily voting link on this page to answer polls and vote for your favourite small town. One by one, municipalities will be eliminated based on your votes until the final one is crowned B.C.'s Best Small Town

Follow the hashtag #BestSmallTownBC on social media and come back to this page Tuesday through Friday to cast your daily vote! 

The winning town will be announced on-air on your local CBC Radio One morning show on Friday, April 29th. In addition to earning bragging rights, the winning small town will receive special prizes! 

Listen to CBC Radio One weekday mornings across the province on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen

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