Beating Those Rainy Days

July 25, 2022 |

Is the world raining on your outdoor plans? Check out these great indoor activities, perfect for the wettest of days.

Immerse yourself in the local culture


Cranbrook History Centre


Cranbrook Arts 1401 Gallery and Giftshop

If you’re interested in the arts, the 1401 Gallery is the place for you. With shows depicting many local artists and many different workshops you can enjoy other's art, and make your own. If you’re wanting to add a piece to your own personal collection, head over to the 1013 Giftshop.


Cranbrook History Centre

The Cranbrook History Centre is a must see for everyone. The train tours are so interesting and everything inside is beautiful. Make sure to also stop by the local fossil collection and maybe stare at the working train models for a couple of hours.


Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre

Learn about the rich history and heritage of the Ktunaxa People at the Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre located at St. Eugene Golf, Resort and Casino. Learn from Elders and Knowledge Holders about their peoples’ past and Creation Story.


Be active indoors


Arq Mountain Centre


Kootenay Indoor Golf

The perfect rainy-day activity for the golf fanatic, or anyone looking to play a few rounds. Kootenay Indoor Golf has state of the art simulation technology and high-definition projectors that make you feel like you’re out on the green; all you need to do is bring your favourite clubs.


Cranbrook Aquatic Centre

Does anything really compare to a day at the pool? The Aquatic Centre is perfect for all swimmers, whether you’re wanting to get a little action in the lane pool or play in the waves and ride the slide with your friends and family.


Arq Mountain Centre

Whether you’re an old hand or brand new to the world of climbing and bouldering, your time at Arq will be a great experience. Rent some gear or bring your own and hit the walls. The Mountain Centre is equipped with several auto belays for those without a belay certificate. If heights aren’t really your thing check out the bouldering wall upstairs


Experience New, Local Flavours


Sushi Bento Box, Sakura Sushi and Grill


Hot Shots Café

A great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner; Hot Shots has excellent food and drinks. Stop by this bustling café and try some of their top tier coffee or get a bowl of curry or, do both.


Himalayan Spice Bistro

The Himalayan Spice Bistro offers a truly delightful taste of South Asian cuisine. The chefs create each dish with authentic Himalayan ingredients and spices; their large serving sizes make this restaurant the perfect place for families or anyone looking for some delicious leftovers.


Sakura Sushi and Grill

Try the amazing sushi at Sakura or, if you’re not really a fish person, order a traditional Japanese plate. No matter what, the food will be delicious.


The Heid Out

The Heid Out has been a Cranbrook classic for decades, and with good reason. With locally sourced ingredients and its own brewing company, eating at the Heid Out gives you a true taste of the Kootenays.

About the Author

Jensen Davis is a local aspiring artist, photographer and currently a student at the University of Lethbridge. He grew up in Cranbrook and will always call the East Kootenays his home. Jensen joined the Cranbrook Tourism team for the summer as our Social Media Community Manager and hopes to help others discover the beauty of the area.