Tobogganing & Outdoor Play

Cranbrook is a massive outdoor playground!

It's the perfect place to bundle up & get outdoors! You don't have to go far to spend a whole day amidst a winter wonderland.


  • A local family favorite, the go-to hill is at Idlewild Park.
    This park is dog-friendly, offers picnic tables to rest at, a playground for a change of pace as well as cooking fire-pits!
  • The Cranbrook Community Forest
    Offering many kilometers of snowy trail fit for pulling tots on sleds. Also dog-friendly!
  • St Mary's Independent School | 1701 5 St S
    A great hill for tobogganing, paired with a number of playgrounds, this place has it all. St Mary's School backs onto the Rotary Way trail & Joseph Creek. Lots of open space for snowball fights!
  • Parkland Middle School | 1115 2 Ave S
    Situated just above Elizabeth Lake, your trudge to the top of the toboggan hill brings you to a great view, too! There is also a small playground here and space to make snowmen and snow angels!
  • Rotary Park
    Teeter-totters & swing sets are fun all year round! This park is in the heart of downtown and offers tons of open space for imaginations to run wild with snow forts, snowmen, and more.
  • South Star Trails
    Another terrific network of multi-use trails. Just outside of town sits a forested paradise fit for pulling the kiddos on a sled. Dogs are welcome here, too!


  • Elizabeth Lake Bird Sanctuary
    This lake is surrounded by a wonderful walkway that is beautiful in both early morning and evening. Interpretive signage features the birds & wildlife that frequent the park in the warmer months.
  • Moyie Lake
    Accessible into the winter, this large body of water is lined with a beach fitting for a stroll. Take in the sights along the seemingly endless water & surrounding nature.
  • Fort Steele
    A Heritage Site open 364 days a year, they offer guests to visit the culture of the 1800s. Live animals, original architecture, fresh baked goods & even a *Clydesdale sleigh ride are available.
    *sleigh rides are offered on Sundays through the month of December before Christmas day.