|Population: 20,499 (2021 Census)
Elevation: 921 m (3,022 ft)
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Known for ‘More sunshine than anywhere else
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Fire and Oak (Prestige)
Cranbrook was built for the railway. With the development of the CPR’s Crowsnest Line, the city grew up around the tracks. Elegant homes were built to house the railroad elite, and fine commercial buildings were constructed in the downtown core. Self-guided City Heritage Tour maps are available at the Visitor Centre. Cranbrook’s strategic location makes it the commercial centre for the region.
Cranbrook has a revitalized downtown with interesting shops and services bounded by beautiful heritage homes. This well-rounded community offers both arts and sports facilities. Enjoy the racquet / squash court or take a dip in the wave pool at the Recreation Centre. See a concert at the Key City Theatre or enjoy an intimate night of local theatre or live music at the Studio.
Cranbrook’s major events include a Children’s Festival in May, Spirit of the Rockies Festival in June, Canada Day celebrations in July and the Cranbrook Pro Rodeo in August.
The Cranbrook & District Arts Council also coordinates many events throughout the year. Cranbrook has a vibrant and diversified arts community, which encompasses visual, performing and indigenous arts. The Key City Theatre is a first-class performing arts, conference, cultural centre. And the Studio Stage Door is home to its Community Theatre.
Cranbrook Community Forest offers wonderful interpretive nature trails and birding opportunities. Self-guided tour maps are available for the Elizabeth Lake Wildlife Sanctuary. The TransCanada Trail includes Isadore Canyon, Rotary Way and the Northstar Rails to Trails – the former railway between Cranbrook and Kimberley.
Cranbrook is a great destination for Winter Activities such as cross-country skiing, fat biking, snowmobiling, ice fishing and snowshoeing. For alpine skiing – Cranbrook has 7 ski resorts within 2 hours drive.
Cranbrook is basecamp to the Kootenay Rockies experience.
More information: RockiesExploring.ca
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