Add this sunshine city to your bucket list! Did you know that Environment Canada reports Cranbrook as having the most sunshine hours of any city in BC? It’s a golfers paradise, an adventure playground for the outdoor enthusiast and a foodies delight with an impressive variety of cuisine. Visit Cranbrook – the base camp to the Kootenay experience.


A community where nature is close with several hiking and biking trails all within a 10-minute drive from downtown. Explore the peaceful lakes, great river valleys, and golf courses surrounded by wildlife right at your fingertips. Cranbrook is also an ideal place to base yourself for exploring it’s neighbor communities & mountain towns of Kimberley, Fernie, Invermere, and Creston.


The City of Cranbrook is located in southeastern BC between the Canadian Rockies and the Purcell Range of the Columbia Mountains. Flying in, make sure to take a look out your window to see the surrounding magnitude of these mountain ranges. We currently fly to Cranbrook six days a week and land right at the Canadian Rockies International Airport.


Here are 10 places to check out on your next visit to Cranbrook:


St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

St. Eugene Resort is located within the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation in the heart of the East Kootenay Region. Located just five minutes away from the Canadian Rockies International Airport, the Resort offers 125 rooms & suites, the Casino of the Rockies, a championship golf course, three restaurants, and a riverside RV Park.

St. Eugene Resort, a former residential school, is the only project in Canada where five Indigenous communities most directly affected by a residential school have transformed the school into a powerful, economic engine. Guests are welcomed to stop by the Interpretive Centre, operated by the Ktunaxa Nation Council, to view the many historic artifacts, contemporary art, archival photographs and learn about the everyday life of the Ktunaxa.


Fire Hall Kitchen and tap

Located in a 1929 heritage building that once stood as the city’s fire hall, check out the Fire Hall Kitchen and Tap in downtown Cranbrook. The charm of the old building can still be seen with the roll-up truck doors, a fire pole, and bell all housed inside the red brick building. This is a family-friendly pub with quality pub food and craft beers.


The Heid Out

Come see for yourself what the Heid Out’s all about. The ever-evolving restaurant has been in our community for decades. Tour the brewery, sample the craft beers, savor a scotch from the most extensive selection in Cranbrook and enjoy an appetizer or a multi-course meal with the perfect beer or wine pairings.


Hot Shots Café

When visiting Cranbrook, Hot Shots Café is the place to go for a great selection of breakfast and lunch while enjoying its comfortable atmosphere or grab to go because it’s that good! Hot Shots Café specializes in coffee, breakfasts, and light lunches. With a diverse menu from grilled sandwiches, house-made soups to Thai noodle bowls. They have many gluten-free and vegan options as well.


Marysville Falls

Starting right in the town of Marysville (about 15 minutes from the airport towards Kimberley), getting to these falls is a quick, easy and rewarding stroll that is a mere 300 meters from the main road. It is a short saunter mainly on a boardwalk and following a path beside the creek, providing many views of mini-waterfalls along the entire walk before ending with a gorgeous plunging waterfall at a scenic overlook. Easily completed in under a half hour, this waterfall shouldn’t be missed!


Peckham’s Lake

Norbury Lake Provincial Park is at the very base of the Steeples Mountain Range of the BC Rockies, about 25 minutes from downtown Cranbrook. From the west side of Peckham’s Lake, you can see a 180-degree view of the impressive Steeples Range reflecting in the clear and shallow water of Peckham’s Lake.


Lakit Lookout

This short hike gets you to an elevation of 7700 feet (2346 m) and a fantastic lookout West over the Rocky Mountain Trench towards the Purcell mountain range and East into the Rocky Mountains. About 35 minutes from downtown Cranbrook.


Silver Spring Lakes

Silver Spring Lakes is a group of three deep and clear lakes near the small town of Elko, a great lake to check out as the fall colours on the trees start to appear. About 45-minute drive from Cranbrook towards Fernie. Steep, dark-brown cliffs coated with lichen hug the shores of the first and third lakes.


Lussier Hot Springs

Towards Invermere, in the Rocky Mountain Range you will find the beautiful natural Lussier Hot Springs.  Located in the gorgeous Kootenay Mountain, in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park, Lussier Hot Springs is family-friendly and free to the public.  The hot springs has three pools that are all-natural rock walled and gravel bottomed that flows into an adjacent river.


Fisher Peak

Fisher Peak (Mt. Fisher) is the highest summit on the Southern Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 2846 m (9336 ft.) A difficult 4.5 km hike and steep trail that is as challenging to ascend as it is to descend, but the views make the climb worth it. The road to reach the trail is very rough and requires a 4WD. Anticipate 8-10 hours to complete this hike and arrive back in the city.


We hope you enjoy exploring beautiful Cranbrook!


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