Realty Executives Kootenay

Jo McKinstrie

Jo McKinstrie

Jo McKinstrie
Realty Executives Kootenay

About Cranbrook



Cranbrook is a thriving community with a proud history and an exciting future. Nestled in a broad open valley located between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the older Purcell Mountains to the west, Cranbrook is surrounded by world class scenery, recreation and wildlife. Mild winters and warm sunny summers characterize our beautiful mountain environment. The 18th largest city in BC with a population of 20,047 people, our community is home to the Canadian Rockies International Airport, the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, the College of the Rockies, the 600 seat Key City Theatre, the Western Financial Place recreational complex which is home to the Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice and a spectacular and growing summer Farmer’s Market.


Located on Highway 3, BC’s southern Trans-Canada highway and on the Canadian Pacific Railway line, Cranbrook is the hub for business and for retail shopping for the East Kootenay region, boasting a total population of 56,702.

The City and many of its residents, businesses and organizations have received many accolades for their accomplishments and successes over the years.  The City also brought CAO David Kim on board in April 2016 and he shares his vision and goals for the City in this December 2016 article in Kootenay Business Magazine.


We would love to have you come for a visit and then do as many of us have done – stay for a lifetime.





Cranbrook Prides our selves on being a diverse community for all ages. One can find classes and clubs for all ages from things like Hockey, lacrosse, soccer, biking, running, music, voice, dancing, skiing, tennis, chess clubs, disc golf, girl guides and scouts, to marching bands and robotic clubs to name a few.


Click here for the Fall Program Guide 


Western Financial is our recreational complex home to the Kootenay Ice, our swimming pool (swimming lessons for all ages, recreational swimming, diving club, and swim club), squash courts and indoor walking circuit, as well as Kootenay Life cycle a spin studio.


Ski hills (with in an hour):

There are two ski hills within an hours drive of Cranbrook: Kimberley alpine resortFernie alpine resort

We are also lucky to have a third amazing hill just a little over and hour and a half away, Panorama Resort


Golf courses within a ½ hour of Cranbrook:

Wildstone Golf course, Bootleg Gap Golf Course, Kimberley Golf club, Trickle Creek Golf Crouse, Will-O-Bend Golf, Casino of the Rockies Golf, Shadow Mountain Golf Club, Mission Hills Golf Course, Wildstone Golf Course, Cranbrook Golf Club.


Lakes/waterfalls within an hour, this area is vast in lakes and waterfalls to name a few:

Wasa Lake, Lake Koocanusa, Jim Smith, Moyie Lake, Norbury Lakes, Whiteswan lake, Marysville Falls, Quartz Lake, Silver springs, Tie Lake, North Star Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Lakit Lake, Wapiti Lake, Lumberton Falls.


Hiking and Trails to name a few:

Mount Baker, Lakit lookout, Community Forest Trail circuits, Eger hill, Fisher Peak, Northstar trails.


Community Parks/Play grounds:

Baker Park, Balment Park, Elizabeth Lake, Gyro Park, Idlewild Park, Kinsmen Park, Kinsmen Spray Park, Lions View Park, McLeary Park, Moir Centennial Athletic Park, PopPrice Park, Quad Ball Fields, Rotary Park.


Yearly Events:

Santa Clause Parade down town: Last Saturday of November

Sounds of summer: Music in the park every Saturday day night of summer months.

Sam Steele days: Fathers day weekend in June.



We are also the home of the Casino of the Rockies A resort, casino, golf course, RV & camp site and spectacular wedding destination. With 240 slot machines, including E-Roulette and E-Blackjack, four choices of table games, and a full-service lottery centre, the Casino of the Rockies is your entertainment destination!




Cranbrook has one school district serving our area; School District 5 Southeast Kootenay.

There are seven public elementary school (Kootenay orchards, Highlands, Steeples, Pinewood, Amy Woodland, Gordon Terrace and one English and French Immersion School T.M Roberts) and two private elementary schools (St. Mary’s and Kootenay Christian Academy)

All the public school and St. Mary’s feed into two middle schools in Cranbrook, Laurie middle school and Parkland middle school.

Laurie and Parkland then merge into one centrally located school, Mount Baker Highschool.

Find what catchment your new home is in, click here


Cranbrook Rural:

Gold creek, Wycliffe, Jim Smith, Silver Springs.

Surrounding Service area:

Kimberley and surrounding rural, Wasa, Moyie, Fort Steele, Warder, Yak, Jaffery? (bring up with realtor about this part to double check our areas we do service and make note.)

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