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Arts & Entertainment

Here in the Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Zone, we believe better business stems from having good communication. Our region has two major conferencing facilities and numerous meeting rooms for your networking needs.

  • Kimberley Conference & Athletic Training Centre
  • Trickle Creek Lodge – Kimberley
  • Centre 64 – Kimberley
  • Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre – Cranbrook
  • Manual Training School Meeting & Small Conference Centre – Cranbrook
  • Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort Cranbrook
  • St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
  • Best Western Cranbrook
  • Sandman Inn Cranbrook
  • Western Financial Place Meeting Room – Cranbrook
  • Cherry Creek Estate (offers corporate retreats)
  • Kimberley Public Library – meeting room
  • The Heid Out Restaurant & Brewhouse – Cranbrook – special occasions room

Whether it’s summer or winter, we like to celebrate. From farmers’ markets to festivals, our region serves up a healthy dose of fun.

  • Sam Steele Days
  • Kimberley JulyFest
  • Cranbrook Farmers’ Market
  • Kimberley Farmers’ Market
  • Cranbrook Pro Rodeo
  • Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo
  • Brother’s Insurance Charity Car Show
  • Kimberley Medieval Fest
  • Kimberley Kaleidoscope Arts & Culture Festival
  • Round The Mountain

Our communities have long held an affinity for hockey, serving as a home for the highly competitive Kimberley Dynamiters and a WHL hockey team known as the Kootenay ICE. If you’re a player, the region also makes it easy to join local leagues, in both hockey, baseball and slo-pitch.

  • Kootenay ICE – WHL hockey team
  • Cranbrook Minor Hockey
  • Cranbrook Minor Baseball
  • Cranbrook Mixed Slo-Pitch
  • Kimberley Dynamiters – KIJHL hockey team
  • Kimberley Minor Hockey Association
  • Kimberley Minor Baseball
  • Kimberley Slo-Pitch League

With eight golf courses and a very fun mini golf course, golfing in our region ranges from the most challenging to the most family-friendly.

  • Cranbrook Golf Club
  • Shadow Mountain Golf Club
  • Wildstone Golf Course – The first Black Knight Design by Gary Player Design in Canada.
  • Mission Hills Golf Course
  • Elizabeth Lake Lodge Mini Golf
  • Kimberley Golf Club
  • Bootleg Gap Golf
  • Trickle Creek Golf Course
  • St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

If the great outdoors beckon you on a daily basis, then you’ve come to the right place. Outdoor recreation is our thing. Between our two communities, we offer 2,840 hectares of interpretive forest, complete with almost 80 kilometres of signed walking trails, which are less than five minutes from city limits. Our two communities also offer 24 city parks with baseball diamonds and soccer fields. Our region is also home to tennis courts and spray parks for the kids.

Kimberley / Marysville
  • Rotary Park – Baseball, tennis court, soccer field & children’s playground
  • Coronation Park – Baseball and soccer field
  • Central Park – Baseball and soccer field
  • Purcell Park – Baseball and soccer field
  • Lois Creek Park – Baseball, basketball court, soccer field & children’s playground
  • Swan Park – Basketball court and children’s playground
  • McDougal Park – lawn bowling greens
  • Two indoor tennis courts located on Halpin Street behind Selkirk Secondary School.
  • 1 public outdoor ice rink and 3 outdoor neighbourhood rinks.
  • Skate Park and Mountain Bike Skills Park
  • 3 off leash dog areas
  • Kimberley Nature Park – at 840 hectares, the Kimberley Nature Park is the largest municipal park in B.C. With the adjacent 200-hectare Horse Barn Valley Interpretive Forest, the park contains more than 50 kilometres of hiking and biking trails.
Cranbrook
  • Muriel Baxter Off-Leash Dog Park
  • Baker Park
  • Balment Park
  • Cranbrook Skatepark and bikepark
  • Gyro Park
  • Kinsmen Park
  • Kinsmen Spray Park
  • Lions View Park
  • McLeary Park
  • Confederation Park – Ball diamonds and groomed walking trails in Elizabeth Lake Sanctuary
  • Moir Centennial Athletic Park
  • PopPrice Park
  • Quad Ball Fields
  • Rotary Park
  • ATC Park
  • 8th Avenue Park – Name?
  • Cranbrook Community Produce Garden
  • Rotary Way – paved path that follows Joseph Creek as it winds its way through several parks in Cranbrook.
Cranbrook Parks outside of city limits:
  • Idlewild Park – fishing, walking trails, wildlife viewing, amphitheatre, horseshoe pit, public equestrian arena.
  • Community Forest – 2,000 hectare area of Crown land with a diverse network of walking, hiking and biking trails. There are 27.9 kms of signed trails.
  • South Star Recreation Trails – Located south of Cranbrook in the Gold Creek area, the South Star Recreation Trails cover more than 30 km of forest. Great for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. In the winter, the local cross-country ski club grooms the trails.
  • NorthStar Rails 2 Trails – a paved hiking and hiking path that stretches over 25 kilometres, connecting Cranbrook and Kimberley.
  • Cranbrook to Wardner Destination Trail (Isadore Canyon) – 40 km route that starts in Cranbrook and ends in Warder. Great for walking and biking.
  • Wycliffe Regional Park

From the pedestrian-only Platzl in Kimberley to the recently renovated Tamarack Centre in Cranbrook, you’ll find everything from boutiques and speciality shops to major brand stores.

  • Tamarack Centre shopping mall
  • Cranbrook Mall Shopping Centre
  • The Platzl – many boutique stores, restaurants, etc.
  • Downtown Cranbrook

With four arenas, two aquatic facilities, three arts and culture centres and numerous live music venues, our communities have something fun for everyone.

Kimberley
  • Marysville Arena
  • Civic Centre Arena
  • Kimberley Aquatic Centre
  • Kimberley Conference & Athletic Training Centre – the region’s largest facility of its kind
  • Kimberley Curling Club/Centre
  • Kimberley Public Library and Heritage Museum
  • Centre 64 – arts & cultural centre
  • Kimberley Elks Club – currently under construction but facility has a 10-pin bowling alley
Cranbrook
  • Cranbrook Memorial & Kinsmen Arena
  • Western Financial Place
  • Cranbrook Aquatic Centre
  • Cranbrook Curling Centre
  • Key City Theatre
  • Columbia Movie Theatre
  • Cranbrook History Centre
  • Cranbrook & District Arts Council
  • Cranbrook Public Library
  • Manual Training School Meeting & Small Conference Centre
  • The Studio Stage Door
  • Eagles Hall
  • Colombo Lodge
  • Juniper Lanes – bowling alley in Cranbrook

Education

Education

We take great pride in helping both locals and those from abroad achieve their full potential in our region.

  • Rocky Mountain International Student Program (RMISP)
    • Based in Kimberley, RMISP is a program that places students in high schools, middle schools and elementary schools.
  • Cranbrook Society for Community Living
    • Provides support and enhancement for those with developmental delays.
  • Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL)
    • CBAL Cranbrook offers programs for children, families, youth, adults and seniors.

From dance and music classes to skiing and kayaking lessons, our region offers instruction for a wide variety of indoor activities and outdoor pursuits.

  • Stages School of Dance – Cranbrook
  • Aspire Dance Academy – Cranbrook
  • Kootenay Dance Academy – Kimberley
  • Rocky Mountain Pro Drivers – Cranbrook
  • Kimberley Alpine Resort Winter Sports School
  • Spirit Rock Climbing Centre – Kimberley
  • ARQ Mountain Centre – Cranbrook
  • Just Liquid Sports – Cranbrook
  • Just Music – Cranbrook
  • Ray’s Music – Cranbrook
  • Jitterbugs Music – Kimberley
  • Pat Pighin’s Equestrian Centre – Cranbrook
  • Kimberley Arts at Centre 64

College of the Rockies (COTR) is an award-winning institution that offers programs in trades, recreation, tourism, business, computer science, health and university studies to over 10,000 students. The main campus, located in Cranbrook, is where most of the administrative and student services are housed. The Gold Creek campus, which is only a stone’s throw from city limits, is where you’ll find many of COTR’s trade programs. Kimberley’s regional COTR campus offers a variety of day, evening and weekend programs and special interest training, such as mountain hospitality.

Our region has several preschools and day care facilities, designed for working parents and parents looking for early education opportunities for their children.

  • Cranbrook Montessori – Cranbrook
  • Kid’s Connection Preschool – Cranbrook
  • The Little Acorn Preschool Centre – Cranbrook
  • East Kootenay Childcare Resource & Referral – Cranbrook
  • Kids On Campus Children’s Centre – Cranbrook
  • Alliance Friendship Place Daycare Centre & Preschool – Cranbrook
  • Cranbrook-Kimberley Supportive Childcare Program – Cranbrook
  • Teddy’s Friends Family Daycare – Cranbrook
  • Southview Family Daycare: Cranbrook Daycare – Cranbrook
  • Sprouts & Buddies Childcare Centre – Cranbrook
  • First Steps – Kimberley
  • Second Steps Daycare Centre – Kimberley
  • Aqamnik Preschool – Cranbrook (Ktunaxa)
  • Kootenay Christian Academy Preschool – Cranbrook
  • St. Mary’s Catholic School Daycare – Cranbrook

The Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Zone has a number of private schools, including a brand new cultural school:

  • Kootenay Christian Academy – Cranbrook (K-10)
    • Enrolment: 160, Capacity: approx. 180
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Independent School – Cranbrook (K-6)
    • Enrolment: 122
  • Kimberley Independent School – Kimberley (K-8)
  • Aqamnik Elementary School – Cranbrook (Independent school that mainly caters to Metis students but has some non-First Nations kids too.
    • Enrolment: 53, Capacity: 60
  • Rocky Mountain Distributed Learning – Based in Kimberley, this independent school offers elementary and secondary programs for home schooled students. It also delivers high school courses and offers courses not available in public schools. (K-12)
    • Enrolment: 17
  • Kootenay Discovery School – Based in Fernie, but it has a teacher who runs the program at Kootenay Orchards Elementary School in Cranbrook.

Cranbrook is in the Southeast Kootenay School District No. 5 and Kimberley is in the Rocky Mountain School District No. 6. Want to learn more about public schools in our region? Check out the following:

Elementary Schools
  • Amy Woodland Elementary School – Cranbrook (K-6)
    • Enrolment: 266, Capacity: 300
  • Gordon Terrace Elementary School – Cranbrook (K-6)
    • Enrolment: 249, Capacity: 300
  • Highlands Elementary School – Cranbrook (K-6)
    • Enrolment: 276, Capacity: 325
  • Kootenay Orchards Elementary School – Cranbrook (K-6)
    • Enrolment: 210, Capacity: 250
  • Pinewood Elementary School – Cranbrook (K-6)
    • Enrolment: 126, Capacity: 150
  • Steeples Elementary School – Cranbrook (K-6)
    • Enrolment: 182, Capacity: 275
  • T.M. Roberts Elementary School – Cranbrook (Offers French immersion from K-6)
    • Enrolment: 381, Capacity: 375
  • Lindsay Park Elementary School – Kimberley (K-3)
    • Enrolment: 163, Capacity: 169
  • Marysville Elementary – Marysville (K-3)
    • Enrolment: 187, Capacity: 194
  • McKim Middle School – Kimberley (4-7)
    • Enrolment: 364, Capacity: 390
Secondary
  • Laurie Middle School – Cranbrook (7-9)
    • Enrolment: 372, Capacity: 450
  • Mount Baker Secondary School – Cranbrook (10-12)
    • Enrolment: 822, Capacity: 900
  • Parkland Middle School – Cranbrook (7-9)
    • Enrolment: 426, Capacity: 600
  • Selkirk Secondary School – Kimberley
  • Kimberley Alternate School (10-12)
    • Enrolment: 23

Healthcare

Healthcare

Whether you or your parents are in need of a little help or a lot, both Cranbrook and Kimberley have facilities and services to assist seniors in our region.

  • We Care Home Health Services – Cranbrook
  • Joseph Creek Village – Cranbrook
  • Mountain View Village – Cranbrook
  • Garden View Village – Kimberley
  • F.W. Green Home – Cranbrook
  • Kimberley Special Care Home

Whether you are an athlete in training or an individual leading an active lifestyle, you’ll find a number of fitness centres, yoga studios and specialized training centres throughout our region.

  • Fitness Inc. – Cranbrook
  • Core Fitness – Cranbrook
  • ProFitness Gym – Cranbrook
  • Cranbrook CrossFit
  • Curves – Cranbrook
  • Key City Gymnastic Club – Cranbrook
  • Inner Roar Yoga & Wellness – Cranbrook
  • ARQ Mountain Centre – Cranbrook
  • Train Hard Live Easy – Cranbrook
  • Yoga I am that – Cranbrook
  • Fisher Peak Fitness – Cranbrook
  • Glow Yoga – Cranbrook
  • Yoga Antara – Cranbrook
  • Exhale Yoga Studio – Cranbrook
  • Evolution Martial Arts Cranbrook Academy – Cranbrook
  • Rocky Mountain Academy of Martial Arts – Cranbrook
  • Cranbrook Shotokan Karate
  • BodyMindSpirit Martial Arts & Family Fitness – Cranbrook
  • Spirit Rock Climbing Center – Kimberley
  • Tanglefoot Training Centre – Kimberley
  • Meadowsweet Yoga & Wellness – Kimberley
  • Aspire2bfit – Cranbrook
  • Gym64 – Kimberley
  • Kimberley Gymnastics Club
  • One Love Hot Yoga – Kimberley
  • Mountain Pose Yoga & Wellness – Kimberley
  • Let’s Move Yoga Studio – Kimberley
  • FIT2U – Kimberley
  • Kimberley Conference & Athletic Training Centre

A healthy body and mind. That’s what we all want for ourselves, our families, our friends and our neighbours. Our region’s health care community includes a wide array of secondary and tertiary care facilities.

Chiropractors, Massage & Physical Therapy
  • CBI Health Centre – Cranbrook
  • Open Gate Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic
  • Kimberley Chiropractic & Custom Orthotics
  • Naturally Chiropractic – Kimberley
  • Integrated Balance – Kimberley
  • Fine + Well: Health & Chiropractic – Kimberley
  • Healing Touch Family Chiropractic – Kimberley
  • Naturally Chiropractic – Kimberley
  • Peak Potential Chiropractic – Cranbrook
  • Kimberley Mountain Massage
  • Creekside Physiotherapy – Kimberley
  • Fruition Wellness – Kimberley & Cranbrook
  • Kootenay Health Centre – Cranbrook
  • Cranbrook Chiropractic & Wellness Centre
  • Avenue Chiropractic – Cranbrook
  • EZ Mile Chiropractic Office – Cranbrook
  • Kootenay Therapy Centre – Cranbrook
  • Balance Massage Therapy – Cranbrook
  • Completely Health Acupuncture – Cranbrook
Other
  • Kootenay Respiratory – Cranbrook
  • Rocky Mountain Prosthetics & Orthotics – Cranbrook
  • The Hearing Loss Clinic – Cranbrook
  • Kimberley Rehabilitation Centre
  • Independent Respiratory Services
  • VitalAire Healthcare
  • Cranbrook Pediatricians
  • East Kootenay Midwives – Cranbrook
  • Options for Sexual Health – Cranbrook

Utilities

Utilities

Here in B.C., we have some of the lowest electricity rates in North America, with the majority supplied by hydropower. Like many communities in B.C., our region’s electricity needs are met by BC Hydro. We also have the largest solar project in the province, which sells electricity to the grid. Our region’s natural gas provider is FortisBC.

When it comes to communication, there’s no need to compromise on speed. Cranbrook and Kimberley are Telus fibre optic communities and they both offer high speed internet provided by Shaw Cable. Our region also has excellent cell covered provided by Telus, Rogers and Bell.

Our two cities are connected like none other. Getting to work, school and around town is made possible by our two public transit systems. We have a weekday commuter service to make it easier for Kimberley residents to get to Cranbrook. Our region is also covered by the largest North American intercity bus company as well as couriers, taxis, shuttles and vehicle rental companies.

  • Cranbrook Transit System
  • Kimberley Transit System
    • Kimberley Transit System offers a weekday Commuter service to make it easier for Kimberley residents to get to Cranbrook for work or school.
  • Greyhound Bus Depot in Cranbrook
  • Sun City Coachlines – Cranbrook
  • Greyhound Bus Stop in Kimberley
  • Resort Tours in Kimberley
    • Offers ski bus tours, airport shuttles and charter services.
  • Peak to Platzl Downtown Shuttle
    • Offers free transport between Kimberley Alpine Resort base area and Kimberley’s downtown shops, pubs and restaurants.
  • L&K Taxi – Kimberley
  • Star Taxi – Cranbrook
  • Key City Cabs – Cranbrook

When your water source is the Canadian Rockies and the Purcell Mountains, it’s only natural to expect exceptional quality. The City of Cranbrook obtains its water from Joseph Creek and Gold Creek, which is diverted into the Phillips Reservoir 4.5 kilometres southeast of Cranbrook. The reservoir holds approximately 2.3 billion litres of water, which settles in the reservoir before it is transferred to the treatment facility.

The max. quantity of water that may be diverted based on the City’s licenses for domestic use is 11,847,000 imperial gallons per day (623 L/s).

The City of Kimberley obtains its water from Mark Creek and Matthew Creek. From there, it flows into a 275-million litre reservoir on Mark Creek, which is just upstream from the city. The water for Marysville is drawn from a direct inlet in nearby Matthew Creek.

The City of Cranbrook has an award-winning wastewater treatment facility that treats effluent using aerated ponds and UV disinfection. The water is then used to irrigate forage land for livestock and maintain a waterfowl nesting wetland.

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Lee Pratt
Mayor of Cranbrook

250-426-0403

Don McCormick
Mayor of Kimberley

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