Investing in Cranbrook, British Columbia



Region:  Kootenay

Regional District:  East Kootenay

Cranbrook, situated in arguably the sunniest part of British Columbia, is a thriving community with a proud 109 year history and an exciting future. Nestled in a broad open valley located between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the older Purcell Mountains to the west, Cranbrook is surrounded by world class scenery, recreation and wildlife. Mild winters and warm sunny summers characterize our beautiful mountain environment.

The 18th largest city in BC with a population of almost 20,000 people, our community is home to the Canadian Rockies International Airport, the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, the College of the Rockies, the 600 seat Key City Theatre, the Western Financial Place recreational complex which is home to the Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice and a spectacular and growing summer Farmer’s Market.

Located on Highway 3, BC’s southern Trans-Canada highway and on the Canadian Pacific Railway line, Cranbrook is the hub for business and for retail shopping for the East Kootenay region, boasting a total population of 56,702.

The City and many of its residents, businesses and organizations have received many accolades for their accomplishments and successes over the years. Please visit our 'Celebrating Cranbrook' section to find out more.

We would love to have you come for a visit and then do as many of us have done – stay for a lifetime.


Community Size: 31.64 km²

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