Cranbrook

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Explore the Rocky Mountains using this sunny valley town as your base. Peaceful hiking trails, diverse wildlife and gorgeous scenery are all within easy reach.

Cranbrook is a picturesque little town that offers a portal to the Rocky Mountains. In addition, it has plenty of charm of its own. Spend action-packed days exploring the breathtaking surrounding countryside. When you need some downtime, visit one of the town’s delightful museums, wander its historic sites or play a few rounds of golf.

The railway plays a key role in the history of this former mill town, having brought people from all over to live and work in this otherwise inaccessible spot. Explore this history in depth at Trains Deluxe – the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, which features painstakingly restored vintage railway cars. The 19th-century gold rush, too, holds an important place in the town’s identity. Visit Fort Steele Heritage Town to be immersed in a perfectly preserved town of the period, populated by costumed actors and guides.

To get the most out of Cranbrook, you must spend a fair bit of time outdoors. Head to one of the four provincial parks nearby to hike through rich rainforests and enjoy stunning coastal views. Wasa Lake Provincial Park is a great choice for swimmers. Try some windsurfing or waterskiing here too. Wherever you go, look for signs of the local wildlife, which includes bears, eagles and mountain goats.

Make time for one of the area’s great sporting specialties: golf. Spend an afternoon unwinding at Cranbrook Golf Club or one of the six other golfing facilities nearby, all of them set in very scenic surroundings.

If golf is not for you, another relaxed daytime activity is the Cranbrook Heritage Walking Tour. Follow this route through the historic sights of the town’s peaceful Baker Hill area.

Come in winter and trade your hiking boots for skis or a snowboard. The Rockies offer a perfect environment for wintersports.

Cranbrook is the ideal destination for a vacation due to its proximity to the Canadian Rockies International Airport. Fly in and then reach Cranbrook in around 15 minutes by car. From Cranbrook, it’s surprisingly easy to access the wealth of natural wonder that the world-famous Rockies have to offer.

Super 8 by Wyndham Cranbrook
Super 8 by Wyndham Cranbrook
2 out of 5
2370 Cranbrook Street North, Hwy 95 and Hwy 3, Cranbrook, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $88 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Situated on the Strip, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Columbia Mountains and Cranbrook Community Forest. Tamarack Centre and Wildstone Golf Course ...
3.7/5 Good! (794 reviews)
"Right off the main road/highway. CLose to many dining options, was very quiet."

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2022

Super 8 by Wyndham Cranbrook
Days Inn & Conference Centre by Wyndham Cranbrook
Days Inn & Conference Centre by Wyndham Cranbrook
2.5 out of 5
600 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook, BC
The price is CA $93 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Columbia Mountains, Tamarack Centre, and Cranbrook History Centre. Cranbrook ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (986 reviews)
"Clean room, friendly staff."

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2022

Days Inn & Conference Centre by Wyndham Cranbrook
Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort, BW Premier Collection
Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort, BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
209 Van Horne Street South, Cranbrook, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $170 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Situated in Cranbrook, this spa resort is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Cranbrook History Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cranbrook Golf and Country Club and Cranbrook ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (346 reviews)
"Nice hotel right on the main road in Cranbrook. Easy to get to! Good restauarnt!"

Reviewed on Jan. 3, 2022

Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort, BW Premier Collection
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New Home on Golf Course Close to Ski Hill
New Home on Golf Course Close to Ski Hill
Cranbrook, BC
The price is CA $195 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
This family-friendly Cranbrook vacation home is located on a river, within 3 mi (5 km) of Columbia Mountains and Wildstone Golf Course. Cranbrook History Centre ...
5/5 Exceptional! (29 reviews)
"Everything was per the listing and in great condition. I wouldn't change anything else."

Reviewed on Jan. 17, 2022

New Home on Golf Course Close to Ski Hill
Discount for long stays! WiFi, Escape Away, BBQ, Dog Stays Free Lake Front House
Discount for long stays! WiFi, Escape Away, BBQ, Dog Stays Free Lake Front House
Cranbrook, BC
This Cranbrook cottage is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Mountains, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cranbrook Golf and Country Club and Cranbrook Community ...
3.8/5 Good! (69 reviews)
Nice stay
"We had a great visit to the Cranbrook Lake House. House was tidy and rooms were nice size. Kitchen is small and could use some new frying pans and cooking tools but was well stocked. Washer and dryer upstairs and down was handy for wet snow gear. A coat rack or hooks would be a nice addition. Yard ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 7, 2022

Discount for long stays! WiFi, Escape Away, BBQ, Dog Stays Free Lake Front House
The Victorian Suite l Heritage Home l Board Games
The Victorian Suite l Heritage Home l Board Games
Cranbrook, BC
The price is CA $219 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
This family-friendly Cranbrook apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Columbia Mountains and Cranbrook History Centre. Tamarack Centre and Cranbrook ...
The Victorian Suite l Heritage Home l Board Games
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