Cranbrook

Travel Guide
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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.

Motel 6 Cranbrook, BC
Motel 6 Cranbrook, BC
2 out of 5
910 Cranbrook Street North, Cranbrook, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $80 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in the heart of Cranbrook, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Columbia Mountains and Tamarack Centre. Cranbrook History Centre and Cranbrook Golf ...
3.9/5Very Good! (331 reviews)
"Toilet design is terrible, other than that its a nice room."

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Motel 6 Cranbrook, BC
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 Oct 1 to Oct 1
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Columbia Mountains, Tamarack Centre, and Cranbrook History Centre. Cranbrook ...
4/5Very Good! (992 reviews)
"Hotel centrally located. Rooms very clean. Great complimentary breakfast."

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2021

Days Inn & Conference Centre by Wyndham Cranbrook
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
The price is CA $108 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Situated on the Strip, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Columbia Mountains and Tamarack Centre. Wildstone Golf Course and Cranbrook Golf and Country Club ...
3.7/5Good! (745 reviews)
"Booked a room online an hour before I arrived, was a halfway point during my drive. Nice clean rooms, comfy pillows. Continental breakfast wasn't available due to Covid restrictions, so that was the only down side. Other than rhat, would highly recommend."

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Cranbrook
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The Victorian Suite l Heritage Home l Board Games
The Victorian Suite l Heritage Home l Board Games
Cranbrook, BC
The price is CA $150 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Located in the heart of Cranbrook, this historic apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Columbia Mountains and Cranbrook History Centre. Cranbrook ...
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Escape Away Cranbrook
Escape Away Cranbrook
3.5 out of 5
4315 Lakeview Drive, Cranbrook, BC
Situated on a lake, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Mountains and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cranbrook History Centre and Cranbrook Golf and ...
Escape Away Cranbrook
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 Sep 29 to Sep 29
Situated on a river, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Mountains and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Wildstone Golf Course. Tamarack Centre and Casino ...
5/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Clean, functional, and new!
"Overall, the property had everything we needed. Deck was great, had a bar-b-que, kitchen had everything we needed including utensils, pots and pans. Fridge was big and new. Bathrooms and bedrooms were fantastic as well. Even a brand new washer and dryer (which we didnt use)."

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2021

New Home on Golf Course Close to Ski Hill
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