How to Work with Us
There are a number of ways for our stakeholder community to engage with us.
Review your Web Listing
Is your business listing on the Cranbrook Tourism Website complete and up to date? Do you have changes or suggestions for improvement? Email us.
In 2019 we had 100,000 visits to the site from people looking for information on events, takeout menus and ideas on what to do in Cranbrook. Be found! Ensure we are telling the best story about what you have to offer.
Submit Your Events
We are the events calendar for Cranbrook. Make sure everyone knows your event is happening. We see spikes to our website traffic as big events get closer and people search for the details. Don't let your event get lost. Submit your events to the calendar here. We have also made a printer friendly version of the calendar if you want to print to post at your business. Looking for additional resources for event organizers? See our Events Support area.
Purchase Premium Advertising
Purchase advertising in our Visitors Guide. This is a year-round publication that can be found in all the local hotels as well as at many local businesses. We also distribute the guide to more than 70 Visitors Centres throughout BC and Alberta, at the Canadian Rockies International Airport and to neighboring communities (Fernie, Kimberley, Invermere).
We also have a small number of ads available on the NEW Cranbrook Trail Map coming out in spring 2020. Email us to learn more.
Order Visitors Guides and Trail Maps
Does your business have a lot of visitor traffic? Do you attend events outside of Cranbrook representing the community? Do you get questions about what there is to do and where to stay in Cranbrook? Order some of our guides or maps by emailing us.
Take Part in Training Programs
Several times a year we offer FREE training opportunities. Previous topics have included: customer service, content marketing, local knowledge. Future topics will include: social media, ambassador knowledge, and working with media. The best way to stay up to date with these opportunities is to subscribe to our monthly Stakeholder Updates.
Participate: Media Relations Program
Does your business or attraction have a great story? We are always looking for unique story ideas to pitch to the media. Help us raise the profile of your attraction, business or initiative and raise the community profile by getting your story published in the press. Don't have a story idea but still want to get involved? Become a preferred hosting partner. When the media come to visit we recommend the best places to stay, eat and shop. Let's get you on the itinerary. Email us to find out more.
Join the Tourism Marketing Advisory Council
Do you love where you live? Do you have creative ideas about how to grow tourism in Cranbrook? A background in marketing or tourism? We want your help! In Spring 2020 Cranbrook Tourism will launch the Tourism Marketing Advisory Council. This is a chance for passionate individuals to help steer the future direction of how tourism in Cranbrook grows. Download the application here: Advisory Council Application
Apply to the Cranbrook Tourism Cooperative Marketing Program - COMING SOON
Are your goals overlapping with the goals of Cranbrook Tourism? Is your event or business actively working to bring more visitors to Cranbrook? This is a dollar for dollar matching program that increases capacity for our organization and yours. Eligible activities include: advertising, trade show attendance, event promotion, and asset development. Complete the application form to be eligible to access funding support. Applications are reviewed by a committee of Cranbrook Tourism board members with approval taking up to 3 months. Post activity reporting is required before final funding will be dispursed.
Use our Resources to Enhance your own Website or Social Media
Embed a video from our YouTube channel into your own website. Share posts about upcoming events or things to do from our Facebook page to yours. Link to our blog stories in your newsletters, social media or on your website.
Become a Guest Contributor to our Blog
Can you write? Do you take good pictures? Are you an expert on a topic of something great to do in and around Cranbrook. Ice fishing, 8 Ways to Spend a Fall Day, Poutine Roundup, 4 Hikes with Huts, Dog-Friendly Cranbrook? The ideas are as endless as your imagination. Pitch your idea to us.
Submit your event to the Events Calendar
Advertise in the annual Visitors Guide
Apply to join the Tourism Marketing Advisory Council
Subscribe to our monthly Stakeholder Updates