Downtown Cranbrook : 10 Must Visit Places

March 5, 2019 | AK Imagery & Design

I want you to imagine a city… A city like your hometown, or your favourite community abroad.

What would it be like without a downtown? Without the central neighbourhood and local business? Would the city as a whole remain the same?

 

Without a downtown, any city would be missing an integral part of its culture. It would be missing a home for passionate entrepreneurs with quaint shops, decadent menus, and warm welcomes.

We’ve put together a list of TEN awesome spots for you and your family to make the most of your downtown experience. So empty the trunk of your vehicle, come hungry, and grab a to-go mug.

 

The Heidout (Fisher Peak Brewing)

The warm welcomes, the packed house and the mouthwatering smells. The Heid Out delivers impressive cuisine that includes only SIX items not made in house. Moreover to that, they have both Celiac & Vegan devoted menus to make sure no one leaves hungry. Or maybe you just want a pint of quality craft beer? Fisher Peak Brewing lives here! Ask for their seasonal pours or try one of their 5 local favourites.

 

Kootenay Soul Food 

An ambient revival to another of Cranbrook’s historical buildings. Soul Food welcomes you to a hug with elixirs, desserts, and incredible local and ethical meals. Everything possible is hand made with love using only the best ingredients. If you’ve got work to catch up on - Their inspiring decor begs you to bring your laptop and cozy in with a coffee.


MJ's Floral Boutique
 

Grab a coffee and stroll into MJ’s Floral to be greeted with elegant fragrance, and beautiful natural displays. Spend some time chatting with any of the wonderful staff as you tour their natural products, botanicals and floral features.

 

MJ's Floral Boutique The Heid Out 

 

Pages Book Emporium

Pages reminds us of the bookstores you see in movies... The ones you get lost in, but you don’t mind. For over 30 years they’ve encapsulated their customers with an extensive collection of novels, comic books from all genres and eras, and magazines on nearly every topic imaginable.

 

Retro Sound & Collectables

New owners in January 2019, this couple has brought new life to the former “Great Western Garage Sale” They have a tremendous amount of vinyl records and a wide-eyed selection of guitars and music collectibles. Hand written signs and friendly staff, if you’re looking to buy, sell or repair - These are your people!

 

Nutters Everyday Naturals

This bulk & natural health store has been a long-time favourite for many locals. Not only for their vast array of products, but also for the staff and their wealth of knowledge. What can Turmeric do for your body? They can tell you. What natural remedies can help with anxiety? They can explain the options. Go with a question and leave with a solution!

 

Pages Book Emporium Retro And Collectibles

 

The Bedroom Furniture Galleries

I know what you’re thinking... “why a furniture store?” But The Bedroom isn’t just a store full of arm chairs and dining tables. Their building is deceptively complex. It’s similar to the Ikea experience without the floor arrows & sterile feel. The ‘choose your own adventure’ leads you through 3 floors and countless different rooms of ornate decor and every style of furniture imaginable. The Bedroom experience takes you to every home design style you’ve imagined. 

 

Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap

An iconic building of Cranbrook’s history has been reinvented as a Tap House. Come here to try one of TWENTY craft beers on tap, and enjoy the ambient experience of original brickwork, signage, and fireman paraphernalia. Whether you’re on a road trip with a buddy, or a family adventure - you’re welcome here.

 

Healing Hollow

 

Healing Hollow Essential Oil Co.

Aromatic, elegant and natural are the immediate words that come to mind. If you haven’t diffused an oil, blended drops into your skin, or inhaled someone else's diffuser… Now is your chance. At Healing Hollow you will find wall to wall oil options combined with natural soaps, lotions, jewellery & more in a boutique setting

 

The Cottage Restaurant

One word: All.Day.Breakfast. Ok... so it’s three words, but doesn’t it have a great ring to it? The Cottage is the place to find all of your comfort foods. Homemade perogies, borscht, and amazing thick cut bread... They even have chicken fingers & fries. Apart from it’s filling menu, The Cottage will keep your eyes busy with their cottage-style floor to ceiling decor.  

 

Cranbrook, what a great hub of ‘in-between’. We’ve got the feel of a city nestled with the relaxed attitude of the Kootenay lifestyle. Our amenities allow for clothes, grocery, and hobby shopping in a single day. We can have you fed, hydrated, clothed & entertained... The downtown streets of Cranbrook BC can have you encapsulated for a full day. Come and see for yourself!

Soul Food

Content & images provided by Alana Krushen Imagery & Design