Cranbrook Newcomers Guide

Known as the base camp of the Kootenays, Cranbrook is the largest urban centre and regional focal point in southeastern B.C. Family-oriented and wholesome, Cranbrook has all the charm of a small town with the added advantages of a big city.

  • Safe, secure, and affordable, Cranbrook is the perfect city
  • Population 21,000 (and growing!)
  • The average age in Cranbrook is 44 years old
  • Cranbrook is the sunniest city in British Columbia
  • Home of the Canadian Rockies International Airport

Building for the Future

In the past 5 years Cranbrook has issued over $300M in building permits and constructed 897 dwelling units.

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What’s in the Newcomer’s Guide?

  • Our History
  • Cranbrook Today
  • Working Together For You
  • Business / Entrepreneur Resources
  • Moving Around Cranbrook
  • Living in Cranbrook
  • Finances & Money
  • Living in Cranbrook
  • Learning in Cranbrook
  • Staying Healthy in Cranbrook
  • Enjoying Cranbrook
  • Living in Cranbrook
  • Staying Safe in Cranbrook
  • Municipal Government