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Cranbrook, BC, Canada
Cranbrook, BC is a recreation destination and the main commercial & business hub servicing the smaller communities located throughout the East Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada.
The community of Cranbrook is surrounded by lakes, wetlands and mountain ranges. To the west are the Purcell Mountains and the east are the mighty Rocky Mountains. And... staring down over Cranbrook are the peaks of Mount Fisher.
Nearby, there are whitewater rivers and lakes. The Kootenay River being the most popular of the rivers for adventure.
Dispersed throughout the forests in the region are many recreational lakes - the biggest being Lake Koocanusa. It is located just south of Cranbrook and measures 180+ kilometres long.
Cranbrook, British Columbia provides many services and amenities which are important for travel and adventure.
Some of the important services include accommodations, attractions, restaurants, gas stations, banks, grocery stores, internet, laundromat, coffee houses, pubs, repair shops, tours, gift stores, retail stores and big box outlets.
During the summer months activities enjoyed in the region include 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, dirt biking and atving.
There are some popular adventure destinations within the community of Cranbrook, BC which are visited often by locals and visitors. The 2000 hectare Community Forest is popular for hiking and mountain biking and the Elizabeth Lake Sanctuary is popular for walkers and birdwatchers.
Venture outside of the community and there are many more places to explore. Some of which are the hiking trails leading up to the summits on Mount Fisher and the Steeples of the Rocky Mountains and the lake destinations of Horseshoe Lake, Tie Lake, Lakit Lake and Wapiti Lake.
The serviced provincial parks in the region attract many to the wilderness every year. Many have campgrounds and day use picnic facilities like the Jimsmith Provincial Park, Moyie Lake Provincial Park and the Norbury Provincial Park.
Operating in the community are some top notch attractions. The most popular attractions being the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, St. Eugene's Mission and the Fort Steele Heritage Town.
After the snow has fallen, the activities enjoyed in the backcountry regions of Cranbrook include cross country skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing.
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