Kootenay Life

Basket and Wild Flowers

Basket and Wild Flowers

CRANBROOK REAL ESTATE

Deer Looking Back

Deer Looking Back

KIMBERLEY REAL ESTATE

Mountain Peak

Mountain Peak

FERNIE REAL ESTATE

Girls with Shopping Bags

Girls with Shopping Bags

CRANBROOK SHOPPING

Hiking

Hiking

CRANBROOK RECREATION

Mountians and Lake

Mountians and Lake

LAKES IN CRANBROOK

Eating ICe Cream

Eating ICe Cream

CRANBROOK RESTAURANTS

Ice Rink

Ice Rink

EAST KOOTENAY ACTIVITIES

Friends Eating Dinner

Friends Eating Dinner

KIMBERLEY RESTAURANTS

Ski Road

Ski Road

KIMBERLEY SKI HILL

Kayakers

Kayakers

KAYAKING CRANBROOK

Forest

Forest

CRANBROOK FOREST

What the heck are “the Kootenays”?! 

 

If you haven’t heard about the Kootenays, you must be living under a rock! 

For years, locals have tried to keep this stunning place a secret, but now the secret is out and people are rushing in from all over Canada to enjoy the laid back lifestyle and abundance of natural beauty. 

 

The Kootenays are located in the SE. corner of British Columbia.  Cranbrook and Kimberley are About 4 hours from Calgary, 5 hours from Kelowna and 1 hour from the US border.  Here’s a map for you…..

 

 

 

 

The Kootenays are famous for their abundance of raw wilderness and outdoor recreation opportunities.  If you are looking for a laidback outdoor lifestyle without the crowds, it’s here.

 

Skiing and Snowboarding

 

Have you heard of the “Powder Highway”?  That’s here!  Some of the best ski resorts anywhere are located in the area.  Kimberley, Fernie, Panorama, Whitewater, Red Mountain, Kicking Horse, Revelstoke.  Looking for something more extreme?  We are home to some of the most amazing heli-skiing and cat skiing as well!

 

Are you a golfer?  

 

You’ll be happy to know that we have an amazing assortment of world class golfing all right on your doorstep.  Many of theim are consistently ranked in the top 100 Canadian Golf courses.  Offering inspiring, scenic views of mountain peaks, river valleys, and forested hillsides, the golf courses here are sure to impress!  Bootleg Gap, Cranbrook Golf Club, Kimberley Golf Club, Trickle Creek, Shadow Mountain, St. Eugene, Wildstone….   And those are just the ones that you can get to in 30 minutes or less!

 

Lakes.  We have those too.

 

Images of hiking fisher peak, boating kookanusa, mountain biking, skiing Fernie, golfing Wildstone, Fly fishing the elk river or st. mary’s, dining at Heidout or Firehall, Platzl, Baker Street, paddleboarding, 

Other interesting facts...

 

  • Environment Canada reports Cranbrook as having the MOST SUNSHINE HOURS OF ANY BC CITY!

  • Extraordinary climate with hot summers and mild winters.

  • Cranbrook is home to The College of the Rockies which welcome students from around the world.

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