Investing in Cranbrook, British Columbia



Region:  Kootenay

Regional District:  East Kootenay

Also known as the Key City, Cranbrook is the largest urban centre in southeastern B.C., which means we’re kind of a big deal. But you won’t hear it from us. In fact, over the years, we may have underestimated our success in creating one of the safest, happiest and healthiest communities in Canada.

Our economy is stable and home to a wide range of business in retail, health care, education and trades.

Few cities in B.C. can compete with our market accessibility. Two U.S borders (Idaho and Montana) are less than an hour from Cranbrook.  And with close proximity to many Kootenay communities, like Kimberley, Fernie and Invermere, our total immediate market reach is up to 100,000.  Cranbrook is also less than two hours from southern Alberta, which expands our market to a further 4.5 million.

Strategic investments are in the queue that are intended to set up Cranbrook for long term success, accommodating growth in the local economy, better solutions to aging infrastructure, moving toward technology and innovation-based operation; while providing ways to better connect the City operation to citizens and business and investing in staff for quality service.

Building upon a solid foundation, Cranbrook has entered an exciting period of economic development.  Elected leaders and members of the business community welcome this positive change and are eager to foster growth. Hitting important metrics of location, lifestyle, labour and connectivity, Cranbrook offers an enviable economic advantage to those looking for new and sustainable investment opportunities.


Community Size: 31.64 km²

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Kaslo Aerodome Lands (see mktg content for details)

312 Fourth Street, Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0
The Village of Kaslo holds approximately 200 acres of land that accommodate the community aerodrome (3700'x 60' asphalt, registered/ uncertified/ no winter maintenance), some privately leased hangars and gravel extraction activities. Proposals for additional development or use of this land for econo... continue

Allegra Restaurant is a business for sale in BC.

Allegra Restaurant

1225 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook, BC
This small 42-seat fully licensed restaurant is well established and highly regarded as the top spot by locals and visitors alike. It features an open kitchen layout and is the perfect business for a working couple! Currently run on a five-day-scedule with dinners only, therefore has growth potenti... continue

3 Insurance Brokerage Outlets is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

3 Insurance Brokerage Outlets

907 Baker St, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 1A4
This property is one third of a Portfolio For Sale - 3 Insurance Brokerage Outlets. The price includes all 3 properties: 1) 907 Baker St, Cranbrook, BC 2) 691 2nd Ave, Fernie, BC 3) 110 Centennial St, Sparwood, BC Please see brochure for details. • Located in the downtown core of a business area • E... continue

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