Cranbrook Newcomers Guide

Welcome to Cranbrook!

Cranbrook is an amazing confluence of opportunity and lifestyle in the beautiful rocky mountains of southern British Columbia.

The Cranbrook Newcomers guide provides everything you’ll need to know about living, working, and doing business in our beautiful city and surrounding area, including services and amenities, government and community organizations, and a wealth of resources covering everything you may need to make Cranbrook your new home!

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