Cranbrook is the base camp to the Kootenay experience. The City of Cranbrook is located between the Canadian Rockies and the Purcell Range of the Columbia Mountains of southeastern BC. Flying in, your plane will land right at the Canadian Rockies International Airport.

While in Cranbrook, you'll quickly discover that you are only seven-minutes to anywhere in the small city. Several hiking trails and biking trails are within a 10-minute drive from downtown. Peaceful lakes, great river valleys, and golf courses surrounded by nature are some of the reasons to head to Cranbrook.  A variety of restaurants serving an increasing array of cuisine from farm-fresh gourmet meals to fast-food.

This is a community where the wild places are close to downtown and the city's history or culture run as deep as the rivers that cut through this valley. The population within city limits population is about 20,000, while the rural population of the entire East Kootenay is only about 60,000 -70,000, including all the smaller cities along the Columbia and Kootenay River valleys, such as Kimberley, Fernie and Invermere. 

Come to Cranbrook, BC where you are free to roam. 

Cranbrook Tourism’s mission is to build tourism in Cranbrook through marketing and capacity development by attracting more visitors to the region, growing the visitor economy and contributing to improved quality of life for residents.


Cranbrook Tourism is a not for profit society that serves to develop tourism in Cranbrook and region We do not sell commercial activities but as our mission states, our goal is to build tourism in Cranbrook. As a secondary effect of our website, we support local businesses.

Society Incorporation Number:S-0064399