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Cranbrook, BC, Canada
Cranbrook, BC is the main commercial & business hub servicing the smaller communities in the Columbia Valley of British Columbia, Canada. The community also attracts many to the Columbia Valley year round for recreation and adventure opportunities.
The region's popularity is partly due to the many quality lakes, rivers, wetlands and mountain ranges scattered throughout the area. Most notably are the Purcell Mountains to the west, the Rocky Mountains to the east and Mount Fisher located just outside of town
The waterways in Cranbrook, BC, Canada create an endless network of connecting rivers and lakes for play.
The Kootenay River being the most popular river for kayaking & fishing.
Lake Koocanusa - located just south of Cranbrook - measures 180+ kilometres long and entertains activities like boating, canoeing, as well as, houseboating and fishing.
The community of Cranbrook, British Columbia provides many services and amenities important to travelers.
Some of the services provided include accommodations, attractions, tours, guides, restaurants, gas stations, banks, grocery stores, internet, laundromat, coffee houses, pubs, tours, gift stores, retail stores and big box outlets.
During the summer months many travelers arrive so to enjoy the outdoors hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, birdwatching, golfing, wind surfing, wildlife viewing, cycling, fishing, boating, water skiing, river & lake kayaking, horseback riding, picnicking, canoeing, off roading and/or houseboating.
Some of the most popular natural destinations in the region for adventure include the 2000 hectare Community Forest (hiking, mountain biking) and the Elizabeth Lake Sanctuary (walking, sightseeing, birding).
Throughout the region are many quality provincial parks outfitted with campgrounds and day use picnic sites like the Jimsmith Provincial Park, Moyie Lake Provincial Park and the Norbury Provincial Park.
Besides the natural attractions in the region there are some high quality historical attractions to visit as well. The most easily accessible attractions being the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, St. Eugene's Mission and the Fort Steele Heritage Town.
Adventure in community continues well into the winter season. After the snow has fallen, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing are just a few of the activities enjoyed in the wilderness backcountry of Cranbrook.
Cranbrook, British Columbia, eh!
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