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): 19,319 (based on 2011 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.