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Exploring Your Cranbrook this Family Day Weekend

February 13, 2024 | There is just so much to do this Family Day weekend!

Looking for a memorable and fun-filled weekend the whole family can enjoy? Look no further than Cranbrook this Family Day weekend! CBK is buzzing with excitement for a variety of fun activities suitable for all ages.

Here's your go-to guide for all the good times happening this weekend in Cranbrook.

1. Start the weekend with a laugh at Cranbrook Community Theatre's Here on the Flight Path 

It’s the final shows of Cranbrook Community Theatre’s comedy Here on the Flight Path at the Studio/Stage Door.

“Here on the Flight Path” by Norm Foster, is a delightful comedy directed and produced by Peter Schalk. The story follows main character John Cumming’s quest for a peaceful life in his apartment, which is constantly interrupted by the arrival of three distinct women next door. Through encounters with Fay, Angel, and Gwen, John undergoes unexpected personal growth and learns valuable lessons that he never anticipated.

The final four shows run February 14-17, with shows starting at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets can be purchased here.

(Photo courtesy of Cranbrook Community Theatre / Facebook)

2. Trains, fossils and lots of history! The Cranbrook History Centre hosts Meet Your Museum

Come meet YOUR Cranbrook History Centre on Saturday!

Free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, where there will be behind-the-scenes tours of the archives and model rail workshop, mini tours through the historical Trans Canada Limited, an info session on the various programs and events and more.

3. Bowling, arcade games and more at Encore Brewing Co.

Let the kids run around and burn off some of that endless energy at Encore Brewing Co.

Encore will be open all weekend long, including opening at 11 a.m. on Family Day Monday! Bowling lanes can be booked online, and kids are allowed until 9 p.m. each day.

Craft beers for mom and dad, handcrafted milkshakes for the kids, plus bowling, games and pizza for the whole family. It's a total family win-win.

4. For the late night crowd: Rubber Tire Peep Show takes the stage Friday

For the live music fans out there, get your long weekend kicked off with Rubber Tire Peep Show at Encore!

Rubber Tire Peep Show is a Canadian musical collective from Toronto, slinging sounds that span from blues, funk, country, and soul, to some good old rock 'n' roll.

The show kicks off at 9 p.m., so the show is 19+. This is not a ticketed event.

(Photo courtesy Encore Brewing Co. / Facebook)

5. Treat your palate to Cranbrook's diverse culinary scene

We know Cranbrook always delivers with our amazing culinary scene, so why not treat yourself to one (or more) of Cranbrook's many restaurants.

From Jaeger Schnitzel at The Heid Out, to French Fried Chicken at Ella's, there are a plethora of signature eats throughout the city to treat your taste buds. 

6. Cross-country ski, snowshoe or fat bike at the South Star Trails or Wycliffe Regional Park

Hey, the snow is back. Get out and enjoy it! 

In addition to the fan favourite South Star Trails, Wycliffe Regional Park is also now open year-round, now offering groomed trails!

Want to rent a fat bike? Northstar Bicycle Co. has you covered.

7. Sled and a picnic lunch at Idlewild Park

Plan to make lunch on the fire after some fast fun on the snow. 

8. Go to the Big Hills

Sticking with the snow theme, plan a ski or board day at Kimberley or Fernie Alpine Resort! Enjoy the fresh powder while it lasts.

9. Take it to the forest

Walking, dog walking, fat biking, or something in between the Cranbrook Community Forest is beautiful at this time of year. Get out there!

10. FREE family swim and skate at Western Financial Place

Finish the weekend off right and head down to Western Financial Place for a free Family Day swim and skate from 1-4 p.m. Splash around the wave pool, take to the ice... or both!