Retail Hub of The Kootenays Bike shops, outdoor gear, clothing, books, ladies wear, jewellery, a chocolate shop, gifts and many independent stores line Baker Street in downtown Cranbrook. Browse local shops nestled between historic monuments and quaint restaurants. Other shopping areas include Cranbrook Street, the Tamarack Mall and several big box stores.

Logistics and Transport

Freight is big business in our region. Our infrastructure, market accessibility, and land inventory create an ideal business climate for truck depots and warehousing. 15 trucking firms 5 major transportation terminals 330,000+ freight trucks pass through Cranbrook annually Situated along a key transportation corridor both internationally and interprovincially, Cranbrook is a popular stop for long-haul […]

Life Sciences

Anchored by the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, our city’s health care sector is diversifying to include pharmaceutical companies in emerging markets. The East Kootenay Regional Hospital is the district’s primary hospital and is responsible for providing services to patients throughout the East Kootenay. As one of the four regional hospitals belonging to the Interior Health […]

Tourism & Ecotourism

Situated in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Cranbrook has become a major tourism hot spot. With endless access to outdoor activities like hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, and golf, our regional tourism thrives year-round. Popular Activities and AttractionsHiking Mountain biking Fly-fishing Golfing Whitewater rafting and kayaking Wildlife viewing Horseback riding Cross-country skiing Downhill skiing and […]


Our region’s aviation industry is rapidly growing, with the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) serving as a key driver. If your business specializes in aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhauls (MRO), avionics repairs, or aviation components manufacturing, you’ll find our area to be the perfect location. The Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is Cranbrook’s connection to […]


Technological development, distribution, and research are becoming some of Cranbrook’s most successful industries. As a fibre optic community with high speed internet and reliable mobile coverage, Cranbrook has branded itself an emerging tech hub perfect for digital nomads and established tech companies alike. Our enviable outdoor-oriented lifestyle has brought us a younger demographic and with […]

Clean Energy

Cranbrook is home to an emerging cleantech industry with various sub-sectors, including solar power, waste-to-energy conversion, cogeneration, and alternative fuels. Our forward-thinking community leaders are helping to propel an increasingly supportive ecosystem for businesses finding environmentally friendly ways of doing things. Located in the heart of the world-famous Canadian Rockies, you will be reminded of […]

Mining and Exploration

Mining and Exploration Mining plays an essential role in Cranbrook’s economy. We are in close proximity to four of the world’s top metallurgical coal mines, which employ over 4,000 people locally. Among the highest producing coalfields in all British Columbia, these mines produce millions of tons of coal that is shipped around the world. They […]


Forestry has long influenced Cranbrook’s economy and today there exists a significant opportunity for growth in this sector. The wood industry directly employs workers in a diverse range of occupations – from foresters, environmental scientists, engineers, administrators and software developers to maintenance supervisors, mechanics, and trade specialists. Currently, 10% of jobs in the Kootenay region […]

Newcomers Guide

Newcomers Guide

Essential Guide

Essential Guide

Strategic Plan 2024-2027

Strategic Plan 2024-2027