Cranbrook - Kimberly BC
Cranbrook is a city in southeast British Columbia, Canada, located on the west side of the Kootenay River at its confluence with the St. Mary’s River. It is the largest urban centre in the region known as the East Kootenay.
Originally inhabited by Ktunaxa peoples, 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 Gold Rush Boom Town Fort Steele. With that accomplishment Cranbrook became the major centre of the region, while Fort Steele declined; however, the latter is today a preserved heritage town. On November 1, 1905, Cranbrook was incorporated as a city.
Cranbrook is home to the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel which presents static exhibits of passenger rail cars built in the 1920s for the CPR and in the 1900s for the Spokane International Railway. It is also the home of the Kootenay Ice, a WHL hockey team, who has won the league title three times and the Memorial Cup once.
Other Useful Links
City of Cranbrook – http://www.cranbrook.ca/
Tourism – http://cranbrooktourism.ca/
Cranbrook Daily Townsman – https://www.cranbrooktownsman.com/
Public Library – https://www.cranbrookpubliclibrary.ca/
BC Hydro – https://www.bchydro.com
City of Cranbrook Water & Sewer – http://cranbrook.ca/our-city/city-departments/finance/utilities-tax-rates/
Natural Gas Fortis BC – https://www.fortisbc.com/NaturalGas/Homes/Pages/default.aspx
The BC College of Physicians and Surgeons (To find a physician)
Vancouver: (604) 215-4700
Deaf and hearing-impaired and toll-free province-wide: 1-866-TTY-4700
BC Medical Services Plan (MSP)
Public Health – Interior Health – https://www.interiorhealth.ca
Hospitals & Clinics
East Kootenay Regional Hospital – https://www.interiorhealth.ca/FindUs/_layouts/FindUs/info.aspx?type=Location&loc=East%20Kootenay%20Regional%20Hospital&svc=&ploc=
F.W. Green Clinic – http://www.fwgreenclinic.com/