Basecamp of the Kootenay’s

Cranbrook is well located geographically and easily accessible year-round. Not only is the city easy to get to, but easy to navigate once within it.

As the largest city in the area and with a population of 21,308, Cranbrook is also the home to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital (Interior Health), the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC), and the College of the Rockies, Cranbrook is the economic and cultural hub of the region.

The housing developments of the last 5 years is evidence of a strong and thriving community set to continue well into our City’s future. Between 2017 and 2022 the city of Cranbrook approved over $300 Million in building permits with 2020’s total soaring past $93M to record our all-time high.

  • Proximity
  • Regional Hub
  • Leadership Vision
  • Growth Potential
  • Rural Innovation
  • Urban Development
  • Safe and Secure
  • Diverse Economy
  • Digital and Connected


Nestled between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west, Cranbrook is a natural wonder, boasting more hours of sunlight annually than any other location in the province. With our mild climate and minimal seismic activity and extreme weather events, businesses can operate seamlessly throughout the year.

Cranbrook’s residents revel in an outdoor-oriented lifestyle, with easy access to hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing trails, as well as rivers and lakes for fishing, boating, paddleboarding, and white-water rafting. Within a 25-minute drive, visitors can explore eight golf courses and an alpine resort, making Cranbrook an ideal year-round tourism destination.