Transportation and Access

Conveniently located on major highway, rail and air networks, Cranbrook is a regional transportation centre. One interprovincial and two international highways converge on the City, connecting Cranbrook's 15 trucking firms to the Trans Canada Highway at Golden, to southern Alberta and British Columbia and to major centres in Montana, Idaho and Washington.

Distance to major centres (by road):

Calgary, AB:  415 km to the east
Spokane, WA: 315 km to the south-west
Kelowna, BC: 529 km to the west
Vancouver, BC:  849 km to the west

Nearest Airport:  Canadian Rockies International Airport (15km from Cranbrook) with scheduled service to Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

Canadian Pacific provides freight service to centres across Canada, while Burlington Northern and Union Pacific Railways serve US markets. The Cranbrook Airport handles small aircraft, jet aircraft and helicopters. Air Canada operates daily service from the airport with connections to major Canadian and US carriers in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

Simply, Cranbrook has a diverse economy, a well developed community infrastructure, a skilled labour force and a strategic location - easily within striking distance of provincial, national and world markets.


Major Highways - Cranbrook Area

Crowsnest Highway #3 - Route - East/West
Type – Paved, 2 lane
Connections with major routes - Highways #93, #95, and #95A - North/South. Crowsnest highway #3 is excellent for east/west travel through B.C. and southern Alberta.

Highway #93 - Route - North/South
Type – Paved, 2 lane
Connections - Crowsnest #3, Highways #95 and 95A.  Highway #93 takes northbound travelers to Radium, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper; to the south, it leads to Kalispell and Missoula, Montana.

Highway #95 - Route - North/South
Type – Paved, 2 lane
Connections - South to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Spokane, Washington.  Highway #95 leads north through the Columbia Valley to Radium, connecting with Trans Canada Highway #1 at Golden B.C.

Highway #95A - Route - North
Type – Paved, 2 Lane.
Connections - Crowsnest #3, Highways #93 and #95.  Highway #95A leads to the Cranbrook Airport and to the Bavarian City of Kimberley

Municipal Roads
Type – Paved, 101 km; unpaved, 17km
Speed Limit - 50 km/h unless otherwise posted
Weight Limits - 20,500 kg

Truck Transportation
Terminal Facilities in Cranbrook - Five major Transportation Terminals
Trucking Services - Approximately15 trucking firms serve Cranbrook and area.

Bus Services
Greyhound Bus Lines
Dewdney Trail Stages
Dicken Bus Lines
Cranbrook Transit System

Rail Transportation
Canadian Pacific - Main lines and rail spurs run adjacent to the Industrial Parks. Some rail spurs available to both private and City property.

Air Transportation
Canadian Rockies International Airport

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