Population: 20,499 Average real estate: $362,660

Why Cranbrook, BC

Soaked in more sunshine than any other BC city and set against the stunning backdrop of the western Rocky Mountains, it’s no wonder that Cranbrook has become the bustling headquarters of the East Kootenay region.

A mix of old and new, this vibrant city is a haven for anyone looking for affordable living in a rustic setting with a modern twist.


This sunny city in southeastern BC receives over 2200 hours of sunlight annually!

Offering a unique balance of historic attractions and current events, Cranbrook is home to a performing arts month, the Museum of Rail Travel, Idlewild Music Festival, and Fort Steele Heritage Town. Cranbrook has an exceptional WHL hockey team, is home to the College of the Rockies, a large theater and popular recreation centre.

Cranbrook’s perch on the west side of the Kootenay River means that paradise is truly on its doorstep—a lush landscape of alpine mountains, fertile forests, golf courses that wind off into the distance, restorative hot springs, deep lakes and rushing waterfalls. The temperate climate and mild winters give residents access to its natural beauty and attractions all year long.

It’s no wonder early settlers stayed long after discovering this hidden BC paradise.

For more information on the area go to http://www.cranbrook.ca/