Location:  In what is known as the Rocky Mountain Trench with the Rockies to the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west, Cranbrook is the largested municipality in south-east British Columbia.  Cranbrook was established as a townsite in 1898 with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway and subsequently incorporated as a municipality in 1905.  The city resides within the traditional territiory of the Ktunaxa (pronounced “tu-na-ha”) First Nation and is blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery to be found.

Population (City proper):  19,259 (based on 2016 Stat Canada Census)

Population (Cranbrook and surrounding rural areas):  25,753

Service Population (within 150 km drive):   73,000 (approx.)

Area of Municipality (2011):  31.95 square km

Elevation:  926 metres above sea level

For more statistics see the Statistics Canada website.

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