The City of Cranbrook is located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, and is the regional, economic and cultural centre of the Kootenay. Because it is situated only 80 kilometres from the U.S./Canada border, Cranbrook has immediate access to western U.S., Alberta and British Columbia markets as well as Pacific Rim markets through Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. Cranbrook is at the juncture of the No. 3 and No. 95 Highways, making it an important transportation hub.The Canadian Rockies International Airport has opened up the region to commerce, trade and tourism opportunities. Yet, with all of the amenities and advantages, Cranbrook Real Estate remains one of the most affordable markets in the southern interior of B.C.
Cranbrook is ideally situated in the Rocky Mountain Trench, offering unparalleled views to the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west. The mild winters and warm summer, and Cranbrook is renowned for having more daylight hours than any other city in the province. It is a centre that is garnering notice from all across the country for its business, recreational and cultural opportunities, as well as its increasing focus on sustainability. In other words, Cranbrook is a city where you can live, work and play.
Quality of life is the reason so many people leave behind the frantic pace of big city life to move to Cranbrook. Our organizations and sport clubs offer a diverse range of activities and projects to appeal to all members of the family. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the community, and there are always opportunities to become a vital part of the city—and make new friends for life—no matter what your passion is.
Educational opportunities abound—from pre-school to post-secondary—so lifelong learning begins here. Cranbrook is also the regional hub of the Kootenay, providing access to government, performing arts and the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. The Canadian Museum of Rail Travel is an important cultural landmark, and two theatres and several art galleries ensure your cultural needs are always met. The city blends old and new with heritage homes and state-of-the-art, custom-built homes. It is, quite simply, a city that has everything you’ll ever need.
Cranbrook is much more than just a nice town in a great location—it’s place to raise a family, operate a business or simply relax and enjoy life. It’s no wonder so many people have already discovered and settled in our prosperous community. Come and see for yourself. For more information on Cranbrook, please visit the Cranbrook & District Chamber of Commerce Web site at www.cranbrookchamber.com or the City of Cranbrook at www.cranbrook.ca
Whether you're buying a home, selling your home or relocating to Cranbrook, the following information, resources and tools will help to guide your decision. Use the links below to view a variety of useful information about Cranbrook.
Chamber of Commerce
City of Cranbrook
Front Counter BC
WHL Kootenay Ice
Key City Theatre