Cranbrook Experience Guide

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cranbrook experience guide

BASECAMP OF THE KOOTENAYS

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Nestled in the spectacular Rocky Mountains and located within the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation, St. Eugene Resort offers a world-class golf course, historically elegant hotel, modernized casino and KOA RV park. Our Indigenously owned resort celebrates a unique history within a beautiful and rare setting. Whether it’s the dramatic alpine glow from Fisher Peak or the morning elk on our championship golf course, St. Eugene delights with our exceptional resort experiences and warm, welcoming hospitality.


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Welcome to Cranbrook

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Hiking & Biking

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Climbing

Where We Are

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City Map

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Indigenous Culture

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Camping

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Early Beginnings

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Golfing

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History & Heritage

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Water Sports

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Arts & Culture

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Eat, Drink, & Be Social

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Weddings

Outdoor Adventurist

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Dining

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Cranbrook & Chill

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Shopping

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Wildlife Viewing

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Accommodation

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Fishing

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Restaurants

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Cranbrook Tourism PO Box 103 Cranbrook, BC, V1C 4H6 cranbrooktourism.com info@cranbrooktourism.com P:250-489-2563 For detailed questions about visiting Cranbrook, try the knowledgeable staff at one of our Visitor Centres: Cranbrook Visitor Centre Locations: 800 C Baker St, Cranbrook, BC 620 Van Horne St. S, Cranbrook, BC (Summer only) P: (250) 489-2563 Published By Cranbrook Tourism

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Winter Activities

Due to health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 we strongly encourage everyone to follow health and safety guidelines. Information contained in this guide is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change without notice due to ever evolving health, safety, and travel restrictions. Prior to visiting, please check with operators to get up-to-date information. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive case, please refrain from travelling. For more information about health, safety, and travel restrictions please visit: https:// cranbrooktourism.com/about/emergency-resources #EXPLO RE C RA N B RO O K

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Welcome to cranbrook B A S E C A M P O F T H E KO O T E N AY S

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C R A N B R O O K I S T H E L A R G E S T U R B A N C E N T R E I N T H E K O O T E N AY R E G I O N ; A M E E T I N G P O I N T O F C U LT U R E , C U I S I N E , S T U N N I N G SCENERY AND SPORTS FOR EVERY SEASON. WELCOME!

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Cranbrook was ESTABLISHED IN 1898 and incorporated as a city in 1905. It now has a population of over 22,000 residents.

Located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, Cranbrook sits on the west side of the Kootenay River, in the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa people.

The Ktunaxa people have occupied the East Kootenay region of south east BC for more than 15,000 YEARS.

Colonel James Baker named the city after his hometown in Kent, England.

In 1898, Colonel Baker convinced CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY to route their new line through Cranbrook, rather than nearby Fort Steele. That decision was pivotal in Cranbrook’s history, establishing it as the major centre of the region.

Environment Canada reports Cranbrook as having the MOST SUNSHINE HOURS OF ANY BC CITY, at 2229 hours annually.

Major industries include mining, forestry, government services, commercial trade, tourism, healthcare and advanced education.

18 current or former NHL HOCKEY PLAYERS and coaches have Cranbrook roots.

A M E S S A G E F R O M L E E P R AT T, M AY O R O F C R A N B R O O K Hello, I am Lee Pratt, mayor of Cranbrook and I am proud to welcome you to our city. Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Cranbrook is a hidden gem that has so much to offer. The four distinct seasons each offer a multitude of outdoor recreational activities to choose from, making the town a mecca for mountain biking, hiking, skiing and golf, to name a few. Surrounded by stunning mountains and rivers, it is also a dream for anglers and wildlife enthusiasts. Cranbrook is the main shopping centre of the region offering retail options from small mom-and-pop operations to larger national stores. We also boast great accommodation and dining for all palates and budgets. The community is blessed to be home to the College of the Rockies and welcomes many students from across the region as well as a large number of international students who flock here for the Rocky Mountain lifestyle.

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You can learn more about Cranbrook’s history at the Cranbrook History Centre and the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel. Culture vultures can take in the delights of the Key City Theatre and Studio Stage Door, both of which have regular productions - or if hockey is your thing, spend an evening cheering on the Cranbrook Bucks at Western Financial Place. I 4 I cranbrooktourism.com Welcome to Cranbrook, the Basecamp of the Kootenays.


where we are D R I V E | F LY | E X P L O R E

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BY ROAD HIGHWAY 3 (the Crowsnest Highway) Runs south then west from Cranbrook across southern BC. Travelling west from Cranbrook, Highway 3 intersects Highway 97 at Osoyoos and goes onto Hope, BC. Vancouver is only two hours from Hope.

HIGHWAY 93 Runs southeast from Cranbrook and will take travellers across the US Roosville border into Montana, travelling through Eureka and Whitefish MT and beyond. Driving routes: hellobc.com

Travelling east from Cranbrook, Highway 3 will take you over the Rocky Mountains into Alberta, with Lethbridge being the first major city on the route. HIGHWAY 95 Running north from Cranbrook, Highway 95 terminates at Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway), in Golden, BC. Travelling south from Cranbrook, Highway 95 will take you over the US border at the Kingsgate/ Eastport crossing, and connects with US Highway 2 and Interstate 90.

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS BY AIR The Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is a mere 14km from the centre of Cranbrook. Regional air carriers in BC offer daily flights from Vancouver (YVR) and Calgary (YYC) International carriers offer numerous daily flights from their international hubs in Vancouver (YVR) and Calgary (YYC).

RCMP / Fire /BC Ambulance / Search and Rescue 911 Forest Fires 1-800-663-5555 or cell *5555 Non Emergency Phone Numbers East Kootenay Regional Hospital 250-426-5281 Non-Emergency Police 250-489-3471 Public Works 250-489-0218 City Emergencies after hours 250-489-4264 Power outages | BC Hydro 1-888-769-3766 Drive BC 1-800-550-4997 or drivebc.com

Calgary, AB 400km / 248 mi

Kalispell, MT 250km / 140 mi

Spokane, WA 300km / 186 mi

Kelowna, BC 500km / 311mi

Creston, BC 106km / 66 mi

Whitefish, MT 200km / 124mi

Coeur d’Alene, ID 250km / 155mi

Vancouver, BC 850km / 528mi

Lethbridge, AB 300km / 186 mi

US Border 80km / 50mi

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C L I M AT E Average Temp

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Spring

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Summer

25.9 / 79

10.4C / 51F

Fall

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indigenous culture K T U NAXA FI R ST NATION

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K T U N A X A ( P R O N O U N C E D ‘ K-T O O -N A H -H A’ ) P E O P L E H AV E O C C U P I E D T H E L A N D S A DJ A C E N T T O T H E KO O T E N AY A N D C O L U M B I A R I V E R S AND THE ARROW L AKES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA FOR MORE T H A N 1 5,0 00 Y E A R S .

ʔakisqakⱡiʔit (ah-kiss-gakth-lee-it), the place “where the two creeks meet”, is central to the Rocky Mountain Trench in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, a place the ʔaq’amnik people call home. A place now known as Cranbrook.

DID YOU KNOW? THE KTUNAXA L A N G U A G E I S A L A N G U A G E I S O L AT E , M E A N I N G T H AT I T I S L I N G U I S T I C A L LY U N I Q U E A N D U N R E L AT E D T O A N Y O T H E R L A N G U A G E I N T H E W O R L D.

Cranbrook resides in Ktunaxa ʔamakʔis, the homeland of the Ktunaxa Nation. Scientific evidence has dated Ktunaxa presence as far back as 15,000 years ago. For thousands of years the Ktunaxa people enjoyed the natural bounty of the Kootenay region, seasonally migrating throughout Ktunaxa ʔamakʔis, hunting and gathering. Led by the dignified and respected Chief Isadore, the Ktunaxa people’s lives were changed forever by the challenges brought forth by European settlement in the late 1800s. These included the establishment of a residential school, and federally imposed land policies which eventually lead to the creation of the present day Indian Bands. Today, the four Ktunaxa communities, ʔakisq nuk First Nation, ʔaq’am, ʔakink um asnuq iʔit (Tobacco Plains Indian Band) and yaqan nukiy (Lower Kootenay Band) have worked with great effort to restore their culture and their language. If you visit the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino, located near ʔaq’am Community nearest Cranbrook, you will witness the strength of the Ktunaxa people. Previously a residential school, and responsible for tearing away their culture and language, it is now one of Canada’s most beautiful destination resorts, 100% owned by the Ktunaxa Nation.

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T H E K T U N A X A C R E AT I O N S T O R Y The Ktunaxa people have been in this area since Naⱡmuqȼin fulfilled his prophecy and placed the Ktunaxa people in this area to be the keepers of the land. At that time there was some disturbance caused by a huge water monster known as Yawuʔnik̓, who killed many of the animals. It was decided that Yawuʔnik̓ had to be destroyed. A war party was formed. Yawuʔnik̓ plied the Kootenay (wu·u ʔaqsⱡmaknik ʔakinmituk) and Columbia (Miȼ̓qaqas) River System. When Yawuʔnik̓ was killed, and butchered and distributed among the animals, Yawuʔnik̓’s ribs were scattered throughout the region that now form the Hoodoos seen throughout the region. When the prophecy was fulfilled the spirit animals ascended above and are now the guiding spirits of the Ktunaxa. In all the excitement Naⱡmuqȼin rose to his feet and stood upright hitting his head on the ceiling of the sky. He knocked himself dead. His feet went northward and is today known as Ya·kⱡiki, in the Yellowhead Pass vicinity. Naⱡmuqȼin’s head is near Yellowstone Park in the State of Montana. His body forms the Rocky Mountains. www.ktunaxa.org/who-we-are/creation-story/


early beginnings

E X P L O R AT I O N | G O L D R U S H | R A I L R O A D S

Photo: Courtesy of the Cranbrook History Centre

C R A N B R O O K H A S C O M E A L O N G WAY F R O M I T S E A R LY R O O T S A S A B A S E F O R R O C K Y M O U N TA I N E X P L O R E R S , T H R O U G H T H E B O O M O F T H E G O L D R U S H A N D F I N A L LY T O T H E L I V E LY, V I B R A N T C I T Y I T I S T O D AY.

E A R LY S E T T L E R S 1807 The first European settlers arrived in the region, including David Thompson, a fur trader and map-making explorer, who crossed the Rocky Mountains to explore the area. 1863 Gold was discovered nearby, and the gold rush began. Some 5,000 men rushed to the region to pan and prosper. 1883 Col. James Baker bought most of the

current townsite. Baker named his property “Cranbrook” after his home in Kent, England.

1887 Sam Steele, of the North West Mounted Police arrived to address conflicts between Col. James Baker and the Ktunaxa people.

THE ORIGINAL “CRANBROOK A R C H E S ” W E R E B U I LT D U R I N G T H E 1 93 0’ S A N D S T O O D A S A N I C O N I C R E F E R E N C E P O I N T. T H E Y W E R E D E M O L I S H E D I N T H E 195 0 S T O M A K E WAY F O R T H E W I D E N I N G O F H I G H WAY 3, B U T T O D AY V I S I T O R S CAN FIND A REPLICA OF THE O R I G I N A L A R C H E S AT T H E W E S T ENTRANCE TO CRANBROOK’S DOWNTOWN CORE.

1898 A typhoid outbreak prompted the community to build the first hospital at St. Eugene Mission. The hospital was outgrown, built again and then one more time outgrown before relocating in 1901 to a larger facility in Cranbrook, also renamed the St. Eugene Mission. 1905 Cranbrook was incorporated as a city, with a population of 2000. It had water, a sewer, and a telephone system built by local businessmen.

1940 The population of Cranbrook had grown to 3000. Few places in the world were untouched by the horrors of WW2, and Cranbrook pays tribute to its fallen heros on the Wall Of Honour in Rotary Park.

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THE INTRODUCTION O F T H E C P R PA S S E N G E R T R A I N AT C R A N B R O O K S TAT I O N C A U S E D A P O P U L AT I O N B O O M .

2019 Continued growth and development

over the last century has meant that Cranbrook today is a vibrant modern city with a population I 7approximately I cranbrooktourism.com of 20,000.

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History & heritage ARCHITECTURE | MUSEUMS | IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

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C R A N B R O O K ’ S FA S C I N AT I N G H E R I TA G E C A N B E D I S C O V E R E D I N I T S B E A U T I F U L LY P R E S E R V E D B U I L D I N G S , M U S E U M S , A N D A L I V I N G H I S T O R I C A L T O W N W H I C H G I V E S A U N I Q U E I N S I G H T I N T O B Y G O N E D AY S .

CRANBROOK HISTORY C E N T R E provides a fascinating insight into

the history of rail travel and is a must-see for any train-enthusiast. Highlights of the railcar collection include the 1907 “Soo-Spokane Train” and the 1927 “Strathcona” which has accommodated VIP guests including Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Winston Churchill.

Widely considered to be the most elegant public venue in southeastern BC, inside the museum you can see the beautiful R O YA L A L E X A N D R A H A L L that began its life in Winnipeg in 1906. You can learn about Cranbrooks history, natural history and local paleontology through the exhibits. For kids, the Centre offers as scavenger hunt throughout the exhibit spaces and a game of eyespy in the impressive model train display. The history centre also hosts monthly lectures and seasonal programmes, such as summer walking tours and games.

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When the hotel was demolished in 1971, its ballroom was carefully disassembled and stored until it was acquired by the Cranbrook History Centre, reconstructed and then reopened in Cranbrook in 2004. Located at 11-11th Avenue South, the S T U D I O & S TA G E D O O R was built in 1909, and originally served as Cranbrook Freemason’s Masonic Lodge, and is now home to Cranbrook Community Theatre. Just down from the Studio & Stage Door, you’ll find F I R E H A L L N O.1 . Cranbrook’s original fire hall was established in 1929 and served the City until 2011.

“ S I N C E I T WA S W I T H I N T H E S T. E U G E N E M I S S I O N S C H O O L T H AT T H E C U LT U R E O F T H E KO O T E N AY I N D I A N WA S TA K E N AWAY, I T S H O U L D B E W I T H I N T H AT B U I L D I N G T H AT I T I S R E T U R N E D. ” E L D E R M A R Y PA U L , 1984

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In 2017, two friends transformed the dilapidated old fire hall into a unique craft beer tap house and gastropub, injecting life back into the old building while remaining sensitive to its heritage.

In 1961, after a public petition to the Provincial Government, Fort Steele was declared an historic park with a mandate “to preserve, present, and manage for public benefit the historic settlement of Fort Steele”.

Established in 1910 and originally named the Kootenay Indian Residential School, the S T. E U G E N E M I S S I O N holds a dark history for the Ktunaxa people. The only project in Canada where an icon of such repression has been transformed into an ambitious and successful economic venture, the renovated old mission is now the St Eugene Golf Resort and Casino. The project has preserved wonderful original architectural features, and simultaneously recognises the sad and difficult cultural legacy and shining future potential of the site.

Perched on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Steele is a dynamic living history museum, and attracts over 80,000 visitors a year to witness first hand what life was like in days gone by.

Since its gold rush beginnings in 1864, F O R T S T E E L E has gone from boomtown to regional centre, to ghost town, to one of the most important heritage attractions of its kind in British Columbia.

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A D AY AT F O R T S T E E L E • • • • • •

LD TIME TRADE O D E M O N S T R AT I O N S S T E A M T R A I N R I D E S C LY D E S D A L E H O R S E D R AW N WA G O N T O U R S G O L D PA N N I N G L I V E T H E AT R E STREET PERFORMANCES

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revel in the arts M U S I C | T H E AT R E | F E S T I VA L S

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C R A N B R O O K B O A S T S A L I V E LY A R T S S C E N E A L L Y E A R R O U N D W I T H E V E N T S F O R E V E R Y S E A S O N - F R O M L I V E M U S I C I N T H E PA R K A N D L O C A L LY P R O D U C E D T H E AT R E , T O F E S T I VA L S A N D FA R M E R S M A R K E T S .

CRANBROOK’S COMMUNIT Y T H E AT R E group produces four shows a year,

and the old lodge provides a unique setting for an intimate theatrical experience like no other.

Summer Sounds at R O TA R Y PA R K is a mustsee in the summer months. Enjoy the relaxed vibe and talents of local musicians, complemented by a variety of food, drink and craft beer vendors.

C R A N B R O O K A R T S is one for the list for any art aficionados out there - their gallery and artisan shop are a hub for local artists and full of Kootenay charm. It’s rotating featured artist keeps the gallery fresh and exciting throughout the year. The leading centre of performing arts, culture and conferencing in the East Kootenays, the K E Y C I T Y T H E AT R E is a mecca of creativity and learning. A dazzling array of events and performances including comedy, live music and physical theatre will leave you spoilt for choice.

C R A N B R O O K FA R M E R S M A R K E T Want to shop local? Come down and check out the myriad of produce on offer, from local honey, pasture raised meats, to artisan crafts and much more. Few leave this market empty handed!

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eat, drink & be social FA R M T O TA B L E | O U T D O O R D I N I N G |CRAFT BREWERIES

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A B S O R B C R A N B R O O K ’ S FA M O U S S U N S H I N E B Y D I N I N G A L F R E S C O I N T H E S U M M E R O R WA R M Y O U R S E L F I N A C O Z Y P U B I N T H E W I N T E R . E AT I N G O U T I S G R E AT I N A L L S E A S O N S .

F I R E H A L L K I T C H E N & TA P is pumped full of character, and features twenty craft beers on tap from around BC - there’s sure to be one you’ll love paired with their daily Burger of the Moment. F I S H E R P E A K B R E W I N G C O. is located in The Heid Out Restaurant & Brewhouse. There are always six craft beers on tap here, plus seasonal offerings handcrafted in-house by master brewer Jordan. Bring the family and pair it up with a meal freshly prepared by one of their seven Red Seal chefs - you won’t be disappointed. Chef Thomas’ open kitchen dining style has made a visit to A L L E G R A a remarkable dining experience for all the senses. Well loved by both residents and visitors since 2005, Allegra is a solid cornerstone in Cranbrook’s culinary landscape. We recommend the flamed saganaki with olive tapenade, a feast for the eyes as well as your taste buds! With spectacular views of Fisher Peak and the St Eugene Golf Course, N U M A offers a memorable dining experience to complement the rich history of its setting. Romance levels are high as it is fast becoming the Kootenays’ wedding destination of choice for couples from around the world.

What’s the perfect way to cap off a meal? Or get a sweet little pick-me-up to cool down from the summer sun? With H A P P Y C O W I C E C R E A M of course. This locally made, allnatural ice cream gets the thumbs up from locals and visitors all year round - the only problem is deciding which flavor to sample.

THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY THANKS T O A B R O A D M I X O F D I N I N G O P T I O N S .D O N ’ T F O R G E T T O T R Y O N E O F T H E L O C A L C R A F T B E E R S A N D T R E AT T H E KIDS TO A HANDMADE ICE CREAM.

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outdoor adventurist F R E S H A I R | T H R I L L S | E X P L O R AT I O N

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WITH A VIEW OF FISHER PEAK AND THE CIT Y OF CRANBROOK F R O M T H E T O P, T H E R E ’ S A R E A S O N Y O U ’ L L F I N D A P I C T U R E F R O M T H E L O O KO U T AT E A G E R H I L L O N E V E R Y R E S I D E N T S ’ I N S TA G R A M ! #EAGERHILL

If you have two wheels and a modest amount of ambition, you will love 25km N O R T H S TA R R A I L S T O T R A I L S which links Cranbrook and Kimberley on a former CP railway bed converted into a paved trail for walking, running, biking and blading. This year-round multi-use trail offers gentle grades in both directions allowing families to enjoy the spectacular views of the Steeples range, the St Mary’s River and the Purcell range.

EIGHT GOLF COURSES LINING 32 K M O F R O A D means there’s no

shortage of golf opportunities in and around Cranbrook...make that nine if you include the challenging 18-Hole Mini Golf at Elizabeth Lake Lodge!

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Love winter? C R O S S C O U N T R Y S K I , S N O W S H O E O R FAT B I K E at the South Star Trails. Skate in the rinks at Idlewild Park, Baker Park and Fort Steele. Or make Cranbrook your basecamp for ski days at Fernie or Kimberley Alpine Resorts, both of which offer world class terrain for all abilities.

I T ’ S R E A L LY J U S T A C A S E O F D E C I D I N G W H AT Y O U WA N T T O D O A S T H E OPPORTUNITIES ARE ALMOST LIMITLESS FOR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS.

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Rent yourself a PA D D L E B O A R D, K AYA K O R C A N O E from Just Liquid Sports and paddle to your heart’s content. If you are in the mood for exploration, make your way to Jim Smith Lake, only 7 km from town!


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Cranbrook & chill WIND DOWN | RECHARGE | REL AX

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TA K E T H E W E I G H T O F F Y O U R F E E T & B R E AT H E I N T H E F R E S H M O U N TA I N A I R . C R A N B R O O K I S H O M E T O A N A B U N D A N C E O F OPTIONS FOR THOSE LOOKING TO SLOW THINGS DOWN & REL AX.

Grab a floatie and head to N O R B U R Y L A K E . A favorite amongst locals, slip into relaxation as you coast along the calm waters and bask in the incredible mountain views. There’s no denying that when it comes to the East Kootenay, one of the best ways to relax is with a fishing rod and a lounge chair on the B U L L RIVER.

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When the weather gets warm what could be more appealing than spending the day floating about on the calm waters of a beautiful aqua marine lake while taking in an amazing mountain vista? At 150km in length, L A K E KO O C A N U S A is a manmade resevoir and one of the regions premiere summer recreation areas. Sunshine Houseboats offers daily, weekly, or longer watercraft rentals as well as having an amazing

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waterpark suitable for all ages. About a one-hour drive, it’s well worth the trip. Take a walk around I D L E W I L D PA R K or

ELIZABETH L AKE SANCTUARY. At each location, you’re bound to be greeted by a collection of wildlife in the riparian habitats. Cranbrook may just hold the record for most Y O G A S T U D I O S per capita. Calm your mind, body, and spirit at Inner Roar Yoga, Cranbrook Hot Yoga, Yoga I Am That, and more. Namaste. If getting pampered is more your vibe, make your way to one of the many S PA S in our community; Urban Roots Salon & Spa, New Energy Wellness, or Silver Water Spa have got you covered.

THERE’S PLENT Y OF REL AXING ACTIVITIES TO UNWIND AND RECHARGE. RANGING FROM YOGA TO SWIMMING IN THE B E A U T I F U L L A K E S N E A R B Y, THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.


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discover your wildside

W I L D L I F E V I E W I N G | B I R D WAT C H I N G | R A R E S P E C I E S

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T H E M O U N TA I N S , WAT E R WAY S A N D W I L D T E R R A I N T H AT S U R R O U N D C R A N B R O O K A R E H O M E T O A VA S T A R R AY O F F L O R A A N D FA U N A .

Cranbrook and its vast surrounding B A C KC O U N T R Y of forests and mountains a home to grizzly bears, black bears, moose, deer, coyotes, wolves, cougars, beavers and mountain goats, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Our region contains one of North America’s longest intact wetlands - T H E C O L U M B I A W E T L A N D S . It plays host to an incredible diversity of birds, including majestic bald eagles, ospreys and great blue herons. Photo By: BC Bird Trail

With 300 unique bird species in the region, birders will delight in watching Canada geese, owls, hawks, wild turkeys and trumpeter swans, a provincially blue-listed species. In the spring please be cautious around nesting birds, making sure to give them adequate space. Located to the west of Cranbrook, E L I Z A B E T H L A K E is a large wetland area and W I L D L I F E S A N C T U A R Y covering 5.9 hectares (13 acres). Walking trails around the park and lake lead to bird-watching blinds and viewpoints, as well as picnic tables and benches. The sanctuary is cared for by the R O C K Y M O U N TA I N N AT U R A L I S T S and is home to many different animal species, from Western Painted Turtles and ground squirrels to permanent and migratory birds.

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B E P R E PA R E D ! Ge t f ami l i ar wi t h bear, moos e and c o u g ar s af et y pract i ces bef ore y ou g o int o t he backcount r y t o keep bot h a n i m al s and humans s af e. Make noi s e a n d hi ke i n g roups - ani mal s don’ t l i ke t o be s urpri s ed! Rearing up to three million baby trout annually, the

KO O T E N AY T R O U T H AT C H E R Y

works hard every year to enhance recreational fishing opportunities in the area.

Everything you need to get started is provided; gear is available to loan and guides are happy to help get you started. Learn to Fish Programs can be arranged in advance and there is a stocked fishing pond on site for new anglers to practice their skills in catch and release angling. The species raised include Rainbow trout, Cutthroat trout, Brook Char and Kokanee salmon. The red-listed White Sturgeon are also raised for conservation purposes.


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catch of the day

A N G L I N G | F LY F I S H I N G | L U R E S P I N N I N G

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E X P E R I E N C E O U T S TA N D I N G F I S H I N G I N O U R M A N Y L A K E S , R I V E R S A N D S T R E A M S . W H AT E V E R H O O K S Y O U R FA N C Y, F R O M F LY-F I S H I N G T O T R O L L I N G T O S P I N - C A S T I N G , W E ’ V E G O T Y O U C O V E R E D.

With 309 L A K E S A N D 1 1 8 3 R I V E R S A N D S T R E A M S in the region, anglers should be prepared for spectacular fishing experiences in all seasons. Lakes and streams are fully stocked thanks to the Kootenay Trout Hatchery. The long, D E E P L A K E S are perfect for trolling and spin casting, the R I V E R S A N D S T R E A M S are ideal for fly-fishing and drift boats. A quintessentially Canadian sight, the F R O Z E N L A K E S O F W I N T E R are often dotted with tents as hardy fishermen take to the frozen waters while fish are hungry and without access to food.

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Bike retail, repairs and rentals. Four season outdoor gear. Ride with us. Cranbrook’s only craft brewery. Brewed on site at the Heid Out Restaurant.

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Adjacent to the city’s northeast boundary is the C R A N B R O O K C O M M U N I T Y F O R E S T This natural area hosts a variety of trail options including gravel road surfaces and mountain bike trails. The trails consist mostly of single track with some wider trails and logging roads. - 83 T R A I L S

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For more information about biking around Cranbrook please use the Trailforks App from trailforks.com, or pick up a Cranbrook Tourism Trail Map at The Visitors Centre.

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N O R T H S TA R R A I L S T O T R A I L S

is a 25 km long trail that links Cranbrook and Kimberley on a former CP railway bed converted into a paved trail for walking, running, biking, and blading. This year-round, multi-use trail offers gentle grades in both directions allowing families to enjoy the spectacular views of the Steeples range, the St. Mary’s River, and the Purcell range.

A 43.5 km packed gravel cycling trail, C H I E F I S A D O R E T R A I L mostly follows the reasonably level former railway grade from Cranbrook to Wardner. Part of the Great Trail. chiefisadoretrail.ca

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3 BEST HIKES FOR VIEWS T H E B E E L I N E ( M O D E R AT E ) M AY O O K L O O KO U T ( E A S Y )

Hiking Note: For more detailed hiking information pick up the “Mountain Footsteps” guidebook, by local author and hiking expert Janice Strong. Available at local retailers: Huckleberry Books and High-Country Sports.

WYCLIFFE BUTTES (EASY)

3 B E S T H I K E S F O R FA M I L I E S EAGER HILLS (EASY) YA N K E E C A N U C K A N D T U R T L E L A K E P E R R Y C R E E K FA L L S ( E A S Y )

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A C C E N T | B E L AY | C R U X

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G E T U P C L O S E A N D P E R S O N A L W I T H T H E K O O T E N AY R O C K I E S ON ONE OF SEVEN CRAGS TO TEST YOUR CLIMBING ABILITIES

C L I M B I N G in the Cranbrook region has skyrocketed in the past 20 years. The industry itself has seen a major jump partly due to the coming 2020 Olympics, which will include climbing as an official sport. This has sparked the local movement in a big way. S E V E N D I F F E R E N T C R A G S offer a variation of styles and Grades. The region also has T W O P O P U L A R C L I M B I N G GYMS.

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TOP 3 CRAGS FOR BEGINNERS S T. M A R Y One of the most accessible crags with two tiers. Located on the north side of St.Mary Lake the cliff is visible from the road and only a 30 second approach from the roadside pullout.

LUMBERTON Another great crag for beginners. From Cranbrook head towards Moyie and turn right onto Lumberton road, follow the dirt road for 6km until you reach a lake with a beaver dam on the right-hand side, climbing can be found on both sides of the road.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N , T H E E A S T KO O T E N AY C L I M B I N G G U I D E I S AVA I L A B L E AT HIGH COUNTRY SPORTS OR A R Q M O U N TA I N C E N T R E . T O P T I P : Be aware in spring that ticks may be present so always check yourself after finishing a day of climbing.

PERRY CREEK A great local crag with climbs ranging from 5.65.13. Leave Cranbrook on King Street, following the road until the Wycliff/Perry Creek Junction. Take Perry Creek Road 11km staying left at all forks, there is a pullout and signage marking the crag. I 22 I cranbrooktourism.com

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Rocky Mountain Resort Cranbrook Pool  Hot Tub  Meeting Spaces  Spa  Hair Salon Restaurant  Lounge  Rail Car Suites  Fitness Centre

Cranbrook’s coolest dining hot spot Offering a sophisticated, casual & cool atmosphere. Dining options include pizza from a wood burning al forno oven, as well as steaks, fresh pasta, and much more. Ask us about catering options too!

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Pick up a more detailed map of the community forest at the Visitor Centre.



sleep under the stars T E N T I N G | R V-I N G | W I L D C A M P I N G

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L E AV E Y O U R W O R R I E S B E H I N D A N D H E A D T O O N E O F T H E H U N D R E D S OF STUNNING CAMPING SPOTS SURROUNDING CRANBROOK

Camping and RV-ing in the Cranbrook region exceeds every expectation. From VA S T M O U N TA I N R A N G E S , N AT U R A L H O T S P R I N G S , S PA R K L I N G L A K E S with hundreds of kilometres of beaches, to fast flowing rivers, and thick lush forests, the ultimate camping experience awaits you. Immerse yourself in nature and spend days enjoying the C A R E F R E E C A M P I N G L I F E S T Y L E - there are amazing options for RVs or tenting within Cranbrook, and many more only minutes away. If you are lucky enough to have a connection with a local, you may even become privy to some of their favourite O F F -M A P C A M P I N G spots. Start by checking out cranbrooktourism.com/ accommodations/remote-camping or by asking one of the knowledgeable staff at the Visitor Centre. If you decide to set off on your own to camp in a remote location, remember to leave location and direction information with someone at home, and pack out what you pack in. Make sure the next person can enjoy the location as unspoilt as you did.

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DROP INTO THE VISITOR C E N T R E AT 800 C B A K E R S T R E E T F O R A F R I E N D LY W E L C O M E A N D A W E A LT H O F I N F O R M AT I O N .

11th & 12th June 2022

A great weekend of events for individuals and families, every age (4+) and ALL abilities.

Join us for a great family weekend in the beautiful Rocky Mountains as a participant and/or a volunteer! After 20+ years of hosting, the Wasa Triathlon offers something for everyone, including the Provincial Sprint Distance

Championships for 2022 and 2023 World Championship qualifying opportunities!

Saturday Events

Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon Trikids (4-15yrs) Wasa Warrior (New as of 2021)

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Standard Triathlon Standard Aquabike Standard Tri Relay Teams Wasa Warrior

For more information go to https://www.rmevents.com/triathlon


CAMPFIRES

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VEHICLE ACCESSIBLE CAMPING

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

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Fort Steele Campground 335 Kelly Rd, Fort Steele P: 250-426-5117 fortsteelecampground.com

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Kimberley Riverside Campground Site 500, St. Mary Lake Rd, Kimberley P: 250-427-2929 kimberleycampground.com

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Fort Steele Resort & RV Park 10 Wardner Fort Steele Rd, Fort Steele 250-489-4268 fortsteele.com

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R V PA R K S & C A M P G R O U N D S

Noke Creek Cabins & Campground 9100 Moyie River Road, Cranbrook P: 780-801-1632 Regency Resort RV Park 2414 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook P: 250-581-0776

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St. Eugene RV Park KOA 7777 Mission Road, Cranbrook P: 866-292-2020 steugene.ca/en/rv-park

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Moyie Lake Provincial Park 20 km south of Cranbrook Hwy 3/95 P: 250-422-3003 env.gov.bc.ca

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Norbury Lake Provincial Park 18 km north from Hwy 3 P: 250-422-3003 env.gov.bc.ca

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Premier Lake Provincial Park 72 km north of Cranbrook Hwy 93/95 P: 250-422-3003 env.gov.bc.ca

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Wasa Lake Provincial Park 40 km north of Cranbrook Hwy 93/95 P: 250-422-3003 env.gov.bc.ca

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Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park 22km southeast of the Village of Canal Flats P: 250-422-3003 env.gov.bc.ca

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P R O V I N C I A L PA R K C A M P G R O U N D S Jim Smith Lake Provincial Park 5 km west of Cranbrook Hwy 3/95 P: 250-422-3003 env.gov.bc.ca Kikomun Creek Provincial Park 3 km west of Hwy 3/93 junction P: 250-422-3003 env.gov.bc.ca

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hole in one B I R D I E | B O G E Y | A L B AT R O S S

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Cranbrook Golf Club 2700 2nd Street S. Cranbrook P: 250-426-6462 golfcranbrook.com Mission Hills Golf Course | Executive par 3 3320 Theatre Road, Cranbrook P: 250-489-3009 golfmissionhills.ca Shadow Mountain Golf Course 7145 Highway 95A, Cranbrook P: 250-426-3306 shadowmountain.ca St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino 7777 Mission Road, Cranbrook. P: 1-877- 417-3133 steugene.ca/en/golf Kimberley Golf Club 415 302 Ave, Kimberley P: 250-427-4161 kimberleygolfclub.ca Trickle Creek Golf Resort 500 Gerry Sorensen Way, Kimberley P: 250-427-3389 tricklecreek.com Wildstone Golf Course 950 Wildstone Drive, Cranbrook P: 250-489-1282 I wildstonegolf.com 30 I cranbrooktourism.com

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Bootleg Gap Golf 400- 315 Ave, Kimberley P: 250-427-7077 bootleggapgolf.com

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With excellent accommodation choices offered either within resort or in downtown Cranbrook itself, and an abundance of restaurants, pubs and bars, your next golfing holiday couldn’t be more ready for you!

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C R A N B R O O K I S T R U LY A M A G N I F I C E N T G O L F D E S T I N AT I O N with eight courses laid out over 32km, which offer inspiring views of mountain peaks, river valleys and forested hillsides.

RESTAURANT

Set against stunning mountain vistas, many of our local courses regularly feature on the Top 100 Canadian Golf Course lists. The accolades and awards are many, as are the choices for a fantastic golf vacation based out of Cranbrook.

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make a splash S W I M | PA D D L E | B O AT

Photo By: Chelsea Boyd Gibson

WITH THE SHEER ABUNDANCE OF LOCAL L AKES AND RIVERS, IT C O U L D N ’ T B E E A S I E R T O E N J O Y T H E WAT E R L I F E S T Y L E I N T H I S STUNNING REGION.

Choose from cliff jumping in glacial springs, swimming in warm lakes, paddling leisurely along meandering rivers or full-on white water rafting. The good news is, that in the height of the summer sun, you don’t even have to leave town to get wet. Grab an ice cream and head to your choice of spray parks; located in downtown Cranbrook at Rotary Park, or the Kinsmen Spray Park near the College of the Rockies. You can also M A K E A S P L A S H at the waterslide, rope swing, hot tub, sauna and steam room at Cranbrook’s Western Financial Place. If a leisurely K AYA K O R PA D D L E B O A R D exploration is more your style, there is an abundance of choice waiting for you. Wasa Lake is a large lake located north of Cranbrook, where you can enjoy vistas of alpine forests and mountain peaks whilst chilling on the beach or exploring on a paddleboard. For camping, kayaking, non-motorised boat launch and excellent fishing all in one stunning location, check out Norbury and Peckham’s Lakes located in the Fort Steele area. As well as an I N C R E D I B L E

S E L E C T I O N O F H O U S E B O AT S

to choose from, Sunshine Houseboat Vacations on Lake Koocanusa offers paddle boards or sport boats to rent, or you can enjoy a day out at their inflatable, family friendly water park on the lake.

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For a faster pace and high octane boating, tubing water skiing, and wakesurfing, take your pick from Moyie, Koocanusa or Tie Lake to get your speed fix. Love the idea of A D R E N A L I N EP U M P I N G WAT E R S P O R T S but never had a chance to try it? Treat yourself to a lesson at H20 School at Lake Koocanusa. For an unforgettable W H I T E WAT E R R A F T I N G experience, Just Liquid Sports will give you a day to remember on the Bull River, or why not join one of their community paddle nights? Everything you need is available to rent, from paddle boards to kayaks.


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ALPINE SKIING | SLEDDING | SNOWSHOEING

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LOVE WINTER? CRANBROOK IS THE IDEAL BASECAMP FOR A SNOWY ADVENTURE. WHETHER YOU ARE SEEKING THRILLS ON A S N O W M O B I L E O R L O O K I N G T O S A S H AY Y O U R S K I S T H R O U G H A N I M M A C U L AT E LY G R O O M E D G L A D E .

Just 25 minutes from Cranbrook, in the P U R C E L L R A N G E , K I M B E R L E Y features North America’s largest gladed area, 1800 acres of terrain and 80 named runs. Receiving an annual snowfall of 4 metres/13 feet of fluffy champagne snow, the opportunities for winter fun are endless. 60 minutes east of Cranbrook and known for its epic powder, vast peaks and 2500 acres of skiable terrain, F E R N I E R E A L LY PA C K S A P U N C H . With up to 37 feet of snow per season, 142 named runs, 5 alpine bowls, state-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming equipment, and an exceptional beginners area, Fernie is a true winter playground for skiers and boarders of all levels.

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Cranbrook’s most popular

S N O W M O B I L I N G area, Lumberton,

boasts over 50 kilometres of immaculately groomed trails. There is also quick and easy access to S L E D D I N G areas at Perry Creek and Wild Horse, offering groomed trails, powder-laden lakes and high alpine riding. To find out more, check out cranbrooksnowmobileclub.ca If you travel south of Cranbrook you will find the glorious Gold Creek trails which wind their way through snow-covered stands of western larch and lodgepole pine. The non-motorised,

I M M A C U L AT E LY G R O O M E D T R A I L S cover more than 50km.

The South Star Recreation Society maintains the trails through countless volunteer hours of designing, fundraising and constructing the fantastic facilities for all users.

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S N O W S H O E I N G trails can be found within the city and all around the greater Cranbrook area. For a wide variety of terrain, check out the Cranbrook Community Forest, and South Star Trails - there is something for everyone from family outings to hardcore snowshoeing expeditionists looking to cover longer distances. Biking doesn’t have to stop when the snow arrives; Cranbrook is a true FAT B I K I N G destination with a network of 70km of groomed singletrack in the South Star and Community Forest trail networks. You can find out more about both of these areas at: southstartrails.com cranbrookcommunityforest.com

T O P 10 W I N T E R A C T I V I T E S ICE FISHING ON MOYIE L AKE

PHOTOGRAPH THE SNOW COVERED R O C K Y M O U N TA I N S

S N O W S H O E O R FAT B I K E T H E COMMUNITY FOREST

T O B O G G A N I N G & W I E N E R R O A S T AT I D L E W I L D PA R K

D O W N H I L L S K I AT K I M B E R L E Y ALPINE RESORT

S K AT I N G O N O N E O F T H E M A N Y OUTDOOR RINKS

CROSS COUNTRY SKI THE SOUTH S TA R R E C R E AT I O N T R A I L S

TA K E I N A S H O W AT T H E K E Y C I T Y T H E AT R E O R T H E S T U D I O S TA G E DOOR

SNOWMOBILE THE LUMBERTON TRAILS

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tie the knot

ROMANCE | SCENERY | VOWS

Photo By:Janine Deanna

W H AT C O U L D B E B E T T E R T H A N T Y I N G T H E K N O T W I T H T H E D A Z Z L I N G R O C K Y M O U N TA I N S A S Y O U R B A C K D R O P ? T H E W E D D I N G O F Y O U R D R E A M S I S WA I T I N G F O R Y O U H E R E .

Cranbrook can provide your dream wedding location in any of the four seasons. Whether you want to have your first kiss in a winter wonderland, walk down an aisle of huge maple trees leading to a stately hotel, or say your vows with your toes in a warm lake, we’ve got you covered. Why wed in the Kootenays? #thekootenaylife is trending for a reason! Cranbrook’s laid back culture and passionate entrepreneurs will cater everything to suit your needs.

TOP 5 SERVICES YOU DON’T WA N T T O M I S S Mj’s Floral Boutique The Heid Out Restaurant & Brewhouse Sandor Party Rentals JJ’s Custom Cakery Tara’s Boutique

T O P 5 W E D D I N G L O C AT I O N S Photo By: AK Imagery & Design

Royal Alexandra Hall Fort Steele Cherry Creek Estate St. Eugene Resort Bull River Guest Ranch

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dining L O C A L LY S O U R C E D | FA M I LY F R I E N D LY | FINE DINNING

Photo By: Aaron Hagen

L O V E R S O F T H E C U L I N A R Y W O R L D U N I T E I N T H E E A S T K O O T E N AY S . FRESH AND DELICIOUS FOODIE OPTIONS IN CRANBROOK CONTINUE T O D I V E R S I F Y. W E H AV E L I S T E D A F E W P O P U L A R P L A C E S T H AT W E R E C O M M E N D Y O U C H E C K O U T F O R Y O U R S E L F.

There are many ways to indulge; choose from a long table dinner - complete with breath-taking views of the Rocky and Purcell Mountains or plates meant to share, constructed from unexpected ingredients. After a round of golf, or a day exploring, find a sun drenched patio and relax with friends and family while enjoying a meal made with wholesome fresh food complemented with great local brews or a fantastic glass of BC wine.

T H E P E R F E C T D AT E P L A C E Allegra Restaurant Himalayan Spice Bistro Sakura Sushi & Grill

FRESH AND LOCAL Ella’s Café Two Birds Deli Morchella Market

S W E E T T R E AT S Happy Cow Ice Cream Max’s Place Sweet Gestures Twisted Peaks See page 48 for full restaurant listings.

ALL THE BEST BREWS The Heid Out Restaurant & Brewhouse Hot Shots Café Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap

C U LT U R A L LY I N F L U E N C E D

Pho Saigon Rocky’s Donair

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Family Thai Restaurant

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shop till you drop FA S H I O N | H O M E WA R E S | S P O R T S G E A R

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W E A R E P R O U D O F O U R G R O W I N G S E L E C T I O N O F L O C A L LY O W N E D STORES - FROM TECHNICAL CLOTHING TO GROCERIES AND EVERY THING IN BETWEEN, YOU WILL BE SURE TO FILL YOUR CART!

DRESS YOURSELF

H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S

The Choice

Nutter’s Bulk & Natural Foods

BodyTalk on 9th

Petra-Naturally

Bumble Tree Baby & Children’s Essentials

Healing Hollow Essential Oil Co.

FEED YOUR MIND

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE GEAR

Cranbrook Arts

High Country Sports

Huckleberry Books

Mountain Man Outdoors

The Vaults Creative Studio

Just Liquid Sports Gerick Sports

GROCERIES & GO Cranbrook Farmers Market Rick’s Fine Meats & Sausage Morchella Market

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There are extensive options available in and around the main downtown area, making it easy to access everything that Cranbrook has to offer.

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Visitors can choose from resorts and spectacular speciality lodgings, to comfortable family owned bed and breakfast options, brand name hotels and everything in between.

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HOTELS & MOTELS Almo Court Motel 316 2 St S, Cranbrook P: 250-426-2915 almocourtmotelcranbrook.com

Best Western 1019 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook P: 250-417-4002 bestwestern.com

Days Inn 600 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook P: 250-426-6683 wyndhamhotels.com

Elizabeth Lake Lodge 590 Van Horne St S, Cranbrook P: 250-426-6114 elizabethlakelodge.com

Flamingo Motel 432 Van Horne St S, Cranbrook P: 250-426-7073

Heritage Inn Cranbrook 803 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook P: 250-489-4301 heritageinn.net

Kootenay Country Inn 1111 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook P: 778-517-5888 kootenaycountryinn.ca

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Hospitality Lodge Courtyard Inn 1209 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook P: 250-489-4124

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HOTELS & MOTELS Model A Inn 1908 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook P: 250-489-4600

Mount Baker Heritage Hotel 1017 Baker St, Cranbrook P: 250-489-3070

Motel 6 - Cranbrook 910 Cranbrook St N P: 250-426-6266 motel6.com

Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort & Convention Centre 209 Van Horne St S, Cranbrook P: 250-417-0444 prestigehotelsandresorts.com

Sandman Inn 405 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook P: 250-426-4236 sandmanhotels.com

Super 8 Motel 2370 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook P: 250-489-8028 wyndhamhotels.com/en-uk/super-8

Travelodge 1417 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook P: 250-426-7236 wyndhamhotels.com

Travellers Motel 2000 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook P: 250-426-4208

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The Windsor Hotel 9851 Highway 93/95, Fort Steele P: 250-417-6000 fortsteele.ca

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Short-Term Accommodations Affordable rates for groups or individuals. From May to August.

Student housing at College of the Rockies is located on the edge of the Cranbrook Community Forest and is a short walk or drive to other recreational and service amenities in the area.

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RESORTS St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino 7777 Mission Road, Cranbrook P: 866-292-2020 steugene.ca

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B E D & B R E A K FA S T End of the Road Bed & Breakfast 4445 53 St S, Cranbrook P: 250-489-2177 bbcanada.com/6014.html

Bull River Guest Ranch 2975 Bull River Rd, Cranbrook P: 250-429-3760 bullriverguestranch.com

Blue Lake Forest Education Society- Columbia Outdoor School 2279 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook P: 250-426-3676 columbiaoutdoorschool.com

Stonecross Retreat Centre 7048 Wycliffe Rd, Wycliffe P: 250-919-1417 stonecrossretreat.weebly.com

Sunshine Houseboats & Marina 4140 Abbey Road, Newgate, BC P: 877-489-2610 sunshinehouseboats.com

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Three Bars Ranch 9500 Wycliffe Perry Creek Rd, Cranbrook P: 877-426-5230 threebarsranch.com

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Treat yourself to exceptional live performances at the Studio Stage Door, a stunning heritage venue in the heart of the city's downtown. Presenting theatre for the community, by the community since 1964. www.cranbrookcommunitytheatre.com


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R E S TA U R A N T S ABC Restaurant 1601 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-426-4111 abccountry.ca A&W 1204 Cranbrook St. N P: 250-489-5333 aw.ca

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Allegra 1225 B Cranbrook St N. P: 250-426-8812

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Arby’s 217 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-426-7554 arbys.com

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Auntie Barb’s Bakery Bistro 1509 Cranbrook St N. P: 778-517-0200

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Bamboo Garden 20 8th Ave S. P: 250-426-6512

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Bayleaf Indian Fusion 600 Cranbrook Street North P:778-517-5060 bayleafindianfusion.com

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Booster Juice 2100 J. Willowbrook Drive P: 250-489-3977 boosterjuice.com Boston Pizza 1500 Cranbrook St N Unit 510. P: 250-426-4242 bostonpizza.com Burger King 513 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-489-2622 burgerking.ca Bubble Hut Café 11B 14th Ave S P: 778-687-3678 bubblehut.ca

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Cancun Mexican Restaurant 303 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-426-7525

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Dash Eatery 22 12th Ave S P: (778) 761-0216 dasheatery.com

Canadian 2 For 1 Pizza 227 Cranbrook Street N. P: 250-426-2131 canadian2for1cranbrook.ca

Dairy Queen 1501 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-489-1468 dairyqueen.com

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Denny’s 405 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-426-8866 dennys.ca

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Domino’s Pizza 1000 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-489-5600 pizza.dominos.ca

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Edo Japan 1001 Cranbrook Street North P: 778-520-2416

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Ella’s Cafe 1019 Cranbrook St N P: 778-517-5720

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Family Thai Restaurant 414 Cranbrook St N. P: 778-517-5711

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Fire Hall Kitchen and Tap 37 11 Ave S. P: 778-520-0911 firehallcbk.ca

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Fire & Oak 209 Van Horne St S P: 778-520-2224 fireoak.ca

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Kiʔsuʔk k̓ikiⱡ 7777 Mission Road P: 250-420-2000 steugene.ca

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Hot Shots Café Unit C, 1924 8 St N. P: 250-489-2010 hotshotscafe.ca

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Himalayan Spice Bistro 13 9 Ave. S. P: 250-426-6516 himalayanspicebistro.com

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Kootenay Roasting Company 903 Baker St. P: 250-489-0488 krccoffee.com

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KFC 520 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-426-5413 kfc.ca

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Marco Polo Chinese 502 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-426-1919

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Max’s Place 21 10 Ave S. P: 250-489-3538

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Husky Travel Centre 1604 Cranbrook Street North. P: 250-489-5012

McDonald’s 1405 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-426-7767 McDonalds.com

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East Side Mario’s 1201 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-489-2822 eastsidemarios.com

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Don Cherry’s Sports Grill 209 Van Horne St S. P: 778-520-2224 doncherryssportsgrill.com

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Northwest Grill 600 Industrial Road 1. P: 250-417-4626

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Numa Lounge and Dining Room 7777 Mission Road P: 250-420-2000 steugene.ca

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Mr Mikes Steakhouse Casual 1028 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-417-2542 mrmikes.ca

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Panago Pizza 425 Victoria Ave N #101. P: 1-866-310-0001 panago.com

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Perry’s Pizza & Grill 408 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-489-3525 perryssportsgrill.com

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Pho Saigon 535 Victoria Ave N. P: 778-517-3456

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Pita Wrapbit 1517 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-426-5626

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Pizza Hut 401 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-489-2222 pizzahut.ca

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R & B’s Grill 611 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-417-0057

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Rocky’s Donair 714 Cranbrook St N. P: 778-517-5458

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Sakura Sushi & Grill 1015 Baker St. P: 250-426-0098

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Skylight Café 803 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-489-4301 heritageinn.net

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Smitty’s Family Restaurant 1028 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-426-6155 smittys.ca

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Spice Hut East Indian Cuisine 1311 2 St N #380 P: 250-489-5556 spicehutcanada.com

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Starbucks 1325 Cranbrook St N. | 1200 Baker St. P: 250-489-3774 starbucks.ca

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Studio Lounge - Heritage Inn Hotel 803 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-489-4301 heritageinn.net

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Subway 1000 Cranbrook St N. P: 778-517-5535 subway.ca

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Taco Time 400 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-489-1717 tacotimecanada.com

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That’s a Wrap 513 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-489-1118

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The Blind Pig 21 Cranbrook St N P: (778) 517-5599 bpigpub.com

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The Heid Out Restaurant and Brewhouse 821 Baker St, Cranbrook P: 250-426-7922 theheidout.ca

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The Raw House #300 B-535 Victoria Ave N. P: 250-426-1838 therawhouse.ca

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Tim Hortons 1875 Cranbrook St N. | 1500 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-417-0010 timhortons.com Triple O’s 702 Cranbrook St N. P: 250-489-5072 tripleos.com Twisted Peaks 40 - 1114 Baker St P: (778) 520-1818 twistedpeaks.ca

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Two Birds Deli 1115 Baker St 778-5175450 twobirdsdeli.ca

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Wendy’s 1813 Cranbrook St N P: 250-426-4424 wendys.com

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19th Hole Bar and Grill - SEASONAL 7777 Mission Road P: 250-420-2000 steugene.ca

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