of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce
in the southeast corner of British Columbia, is the regional center of
Nestling on gently sloping plains, Cranbrook faces the Purcell Mountains
to the west and the Rockies to the north and east. With mild winters and
more sunshine hours than any other BC city, Cranbrook has become a favoured
spot to work, play, retire or raise a family.
make Cranbrook and the East Kootenay a first class, four seasons resort
Visitors from around the world experience the "Rocky Mountain High"
while camping, fishing, boating and hiking. During the winter, Canada's
finest ski resorts come alive at Kimberley, Banff, Panorama, Fernie and
Lake Louise, only a short drive from Cranbrook. Cranbrook's beautiful
natural setting, well developed tourist facilities and access to major
tourist attractions including many golf courses and Fort Steele Heritage
Town are the key ingredients for the local trade and convention industry.
serves a retail trading area population exceeding 55,000. As a result,
the City has two major shopping centers, an active central business district,
25 hotels and motels, two campgrounds and more than 50 eating establishments.
Moreover, the City boasts a well rounded menu of community facilities
including a community college, 14 public schools, an acute, intermediate
and extended care hospital, senior citizens homes, 20 parks, 3 golf courses,
swimming pools, water slide, arenas, a curling rink, performing arts theatre,
a twin cinema, libraries, a daily and a weekly newspaper, 2 radio stations,
cable television, and the internationally renowned Canadian Museum of