Welcome to the basecamp of the Kootenay experience. Cranbrook knows when you come here, you come to enjoy the abundance of nature and endless adventures. We're here to help you and encourage you, not to get in your way. Get outside, find your adventure, and get in touch with what's important to you.
Cranbrook doesn't need to try and charm you. We know we have some of the greatest restaurants, bars, lakes, hiking/biking trails, and skiing you'll find in BC, but we don't need to boast about that. One look at Fisher Peak towering over the horizon and you'll never want to leave. We prefer to let nature do the talking.
Wherever your adventures take you, be sure to share your pictures on social media using the hashtags #ExploreCranbrook and #PrestigeAdventures
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Cranbrook is accessible from Highway 3, Highway 97, and Highway 93. Make sure you check DriveBC before you venture out. Cranbrook Rockies International Airport has major carriers like Air Canada and WestJet, and smaller carriers like Pacific Coastal Airlines.
Cranbrook is rooted in nature, and grounded by culture. Some of our best days are spent on foot, hiking leisurely through the forest along creek beds. On other days we're testing our limits and climbing Fisher Peak. Life is about finding that perfect balance. Shred down one of our many mountain biking trails, and then enjoy a refreshing drink on one of the sun soaked patio's down town.
Take your golf game into the wilderness. Cranbrook and Kimberley are home to 7 championship Kootenay Rockies Golf Courses. Our courses have unmatched scenery, with rushing rivers and towering mountain peaks.
The fishing around Cranbrook is exceptional, there are over 50 productive trout lakes! Each lake and river has different regulations when it comes to bait use, catch and release, and allowances. You can check the regulations here.
Paddle, row, or float your boat on one of our many lakes. Join Just Liquid Sports, for community paddle nights!
Welcome to the powder highway! Within five hours of Cranbrook you will find over 8 world-class ski resorts. Want to keep the drive short? Kimberly Alpine Resort is only 20 minutes away and offers some of the greatest runs in BC.
Cranbrook understands the importance of history, and how much we can learn from it. The Cranbrook History Centre is at the core of the city. Just out side of Cranbrook you'll find the charming heritage town Fort Steele. See the past brought back to life with theatre shows, train rides, wagon rides, and historic trade demonstrations. If you're looking for some exercise with your history lesson, hike out to the Fisherville Historic Site. A once bustling settlement looking for gold, that is now a ghost town.
The Ktunaxa Nation Council operates an Interpretive Centre at St. Eugene, to give visitors the chance to learn and experience the rich heritage, mythology, and culture of the Ktunaxa people.
Obviously our favourite restaurant in town is Fire & Oak located at Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort Cranbrook, but if you've already visited them and want to try out another great local eatery, Cranbrook is sure to surprise you. Did you know Cranbrook has a brewery? Head over to the Heid Out, home to Fisher Peak Brewing.
The Cranbrook events page is a great way to see everything that's going on in our town!
If you're looking for gear for your next great adventure, we've got you covered. Downtown you will also find clothing, books,a phenomenal chocolate shoppe, and many more independantly owned stores. The Tamarack Mall is also available for your big box store needs.