Cranbrook in the Media

The Toronto Star Rolling Through Cranbrook in Luxurious History by Pat Brennan

Golf is Mental Blog Discovering Scenic Value in Kimberley/Cranbrook by Josh Strukoff

Wander Woman Blog Cranbrook, BC A Historic Holiday by Debbie Olsen

The Weather Network Learning How to Raise a Tipi with Mia Gordon

British Columbia Magazine Road Trips: Canadian Museum of Rail Travel by Diane Selkirk

The Weather Network Historic Heritage Site Survives Risks of Wildfires with Mia Gordon

The Weather Network 'The Powder Highway May be a Winter Lover's Paradise.' with Mia Gordon

The Weather Network 'Weather reporter thinks she got the hang of WINTER mountain biking, called fat biking' with Mia Gordon

Calgary Herald 'Family Day frolic in the mountains'

Snow Seekers Cranbrook has it all – right on its doorstep by Buzz Bishop

The Weather Network Weather Reporter tries to hand-make her own pair of moccasins with Mia Gordon

The Weather Network The Ktunaxa creation story: Experiencing the indigenous nation with Mia Gordon

The Toronto Sun 'Tracking History in Cranbrook, B.C.' by Kim Pemberton

Jenn Explores Blog 'Things to do in Cranbrook B.C.' by Jenn Fast

The Adventure Sports Network 'The Kootenay Region is British Columbia's Best Undiscovered Outdoor Playground' by Andy Cochrane

  • Cranbrook Fast Facts
  • Environment Canada reports Cranbrook as having the most sunshine hours of any BC city at 2229 hours annually.
  • The Canadian Rockies (Cranbrook) International Airport is the only international airport in the Rocky Mountains. 
  • Cranbrook is the largest urban centre in the Kootenay region with a city population of 20, 047 and greater Cranbrook being home to 26, 083 residents.
  • The Ktunaxa peaople have occupied the East Kootenay Region for 15,000 years.
  • In 1898, Colonel Baker convinced the Canadian Pacific Railway to establish their line through Cranbrook rather than the nearby gold rush boom town of Fort Steele. That decision established Cranbrook as the major centre of the region, while Fort Steele declined and today is a preserved heritage town.
  • The Royal Alexandra Hall is widely considered the most elegant public venue in southeastern BC. Built in Winnipeg in 1906, closed in 1967 and then carefully disassembled into hundreds of pieces in 1971, it was acquired by the Cranbrook History Centre, reconstructed and opened in Cranbrook in 2004.