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Overview of Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

Cranbrook is a bright and pleasant city located at the southern end of the Columbia Valley in British Columbia. During the winter, some of Canada's finest ski resorts come alive in Kimberley, Fernie, Banff, and Lake Louise, all only short drives from Cranbrook.

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  • Population: 18 476 (2001)
  • Population Density: 1,038.3/km²
  • Area: 17.8/km²
  • Latitude: 49°30?40?N
  • Longitude: 115°46?2?W
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Time Zone: Pacific
  • Language: English
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History of Cranbrook, British Columbia

The land that Cranbrook now occupies was bought by European settlers, notably Colonel James Baker who named his newly acquired land Cranbrook after his home in Cranbrook, Kent, England. In 1898 Baker had successfully convinced Canadian Pacific Railway to establish their Crowsnest Pass line through Cranbrook rather than nearby Fort Steele. With that accomplishment Cranbrook became the major centre of the region. On November 1, 1905, Cranbrook was incorporated as a city.

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Cranbrook's Demographics

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Cranbrook's Climate

Environment Canada reports Cranbrook as having the most sunshine hours of any BC city at approximately 2228.6 hours annually. Because of that it is a fairly dry. When precipitation does fall a good percentage of it will be in the form of snow.

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Education in Cranbrook, British Columbia

Public schools in Cranbrook are run by School District 5 Southeast Kootenay and consist of ten elementary schools and two middle schools that feed into the city's only high school; Mount Baker Secondary School. Cranbrook is home to the main campus of the College of the Rockies.

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Transportation around Cranbrook, British Columbia

Cranbrook Transit System operates a local bus service in Cranbrook which runs 7 days a week. Due to its close proximity to the borders of Alberta and the United States it is an important transportation hub.

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Tourism and Attractions of Cranbrook

Cranbrook has two major shopping centres, an active central business district, many types of accommodations, three campgrounds within the City and more than 50 dining establishments. Also, the City boasts parks, a per¬forming arts theatre, movie theatre, libraries and the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel. Skiing is a very popular activity in the Cranbrook area and with so many ski hillsand mountains within driving distance there many options.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Cranbrook
  • Kimberley
  • Ta Ta Creek
  • Wycliffe
  • Fort Steele
  • Wardner
  • Moyie
  • Wasa
  • Meachen
  • Skookumchuck
  • Yahk

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Geography of Cranbrook, British Columbia

While much of the city is relatively flat, Cranbrook is surrounded by many rising hills where many residential homes are located. In addition Cranbrook faces the Purcell Mountains to the west and the Rocky Mountains to the north and east.

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Cranbrook's Government

The municipal government of Cranbrook consists of a Mayor and six Councillors that represent the city as a whole.

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Cranbrook's Economy and Industry

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Cranbrook's Culture and Significant Events

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Sports in Cranbrook, British Columbia

The Kootenay Ice, a WHL hockey hockey team calls Cranbrook home and there are several golf courses in the area as well for the golf enthusiasts.

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Media of Cranbrook

The Cranbrook Daily Townsman is the a daily newspaper and the Kootenay Advertiser is published on a weekly basis. Cranbrook also has three radio stations and two television stations.

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