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Welcome to Cranbrook ...



While we don't have a date for the founding of Cranbrook, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1925.

The city of Cranbrook is 3,010 feet [917 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the elevation of Cranbrook is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Cranbrook lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Note: If you travel east from Cranbrook, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Telephone area codes for Cranbrook: (250) and (778)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Cranbrook: V1C<3>

Websites for Cranbrook ...

Official Website:   www.city.cranbrook.bc.ca/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.cranbrookchamber.com/

Communities Also Named Cranbrook ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Cranbrook - they are located in Michigan and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cranbrook.

Communities near Cranbrook ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cranbrook.

  • Kimberley
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimberley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimberley <5>
  • Swansea
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swansea came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea
  • Fort Steele
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Marysville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Fisherville ‑ Historic
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fisherville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisherville
  • Bull River
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull River
  • Moyie
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Wardner
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wardner came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wardner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wardner <5>
  • Wasa
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wasa came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wasa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wasa <5>
  • Ta Ta Creek
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ta Ta Creek came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ta Ta Creek

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cranbrook ...

Looking for more information about Cranbrook? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cranbrook, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cranbrook.

Adding Cranbrook to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Cranbrook was on a map titled Map of British Columbia (from Gulf Refining, 1925).

We also found Cranbrook on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for British Columbia (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cranbrook.

The official website for Cranbrook: www.city.cranbrook.bc.ca/

The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cranbrook - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Cranbrook, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Cranbrook). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Cranbrook or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.









 

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