Our location

Purcell Collegiate, located in Kimberley, BC, is set amongst the wild peaks of the Purcell and Rocky Mountain Ranges of Canada. Students from Canada and afar will explore new interests in this awe-inspiring environment, master new skills, and nurture new friendships.

Kimberley is a growing community with residents who share a collective buzz for the future. It is a town that is teeming with warm, welcoming individuals who will not hesitate to note that Kimberley is one of the best places to be in Canada.

Our location lends itself to a wide variety of athletic, artistic and academic opportunities for students.

Students can golf our campus course, Purcell Golf, ski at the Kimberley Alpine Resort, traverse hundreds of kilometres of forest trails, hike rugged mountain peaks and kayak the freshwater lakes that skirt our community.

Like many a generation before them, artistic students will take inspiration from Fisher Peak’s views and the multitude of local wildlife with which we share this space.

Students can be immersed in real-world science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics lessons through the forests, rivers, and lakes surrounding campus.

Kimberley is the place to experience the beauty and spirit of Canada.

Our campus sits on the traditional, ancestral homeland of the Ktunaxa peoples. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, learn, and work on this special land for this important purpose: to connect our educational environment to the natural environment, fostering learning and inspiring leadership in the Ktunaxa way–as keepers of the land and waters.

OUR LOCATION IS SPECIAL BUT IT IS MISUNDERSTOOD. WHEN INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS RETURN HOME AFTER ATTENDING PURCELL COLLEGIATE, WE WANT THEM TO HONOUR AND APPRECIATE THAT THEY LIVED AND LEARNED NOT ONLY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND CANADA, BUT ON THE TRADITIONAL TERRITORY OF THE KTUNAXA PEOPLE.

Duncan MacLeod, Head of School & CEO