St. Eugene Golf Resort, Cranbrook, Photo Destination BC Kari Medig

Travel Spotlight

Cranbrook

The City of Cranbrook is the Kootenay Rockies’ largest city and is nestled in a valley with Kootenay National Park to the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west. The Region boasts more sunshine than anywhere else in British Columbia. Various attractions are close by including The Canadian Museum of Rail Travel which offers guided tours. Fort Steele Heritage Town, just 20 minutes away, offers over 60 restored and reconstructed buildings that represent the town as it was in its heyday. Visitors can ride on a horse-drawn wagon, shop at a real old-fashioned general store, or take in a performance at the Wild Horse Theatre. Cranbrook itself has restored heritage buildings and you can take a self-guided heritage walking tour of the town. Golfing, fishing, trails to suit every ability for walking, hiking and cycling in the summer and lots of winter sports are available when the snow season arrives.

St Eugene and the golf course in Cranbrook.

Location

Cranbrook is located in the southeast corner of British Columbia at the junction of Hwy 3 and 93/95. It is 32 km (20 mi) south of Kimberley, 403 km (250 mi) south-west of Calgary, Alberta.

The Mount Baker RV Park in Cranbrook.

A Step Back in Time

Cranbrook came to be in 1898 with the arrival of the Crowsnest Railway. It is a railway town, a mill town and a significant commercial centre complete with international airport. It was incorporated in 1905.

Contact Information

Cranbrook Tourism

Camping Lodging

The Super Camping / Select Lodging Guide

First Published in 1989