Cranbrook is a thriving community with a proud 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 20,047 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.  The City also brought CAO David Kim on board in April 2016 and he shares his vision and goals for the City in this December 2016 article in Kootenay Business Magazine,

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