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December 18th

Lee Tengum shared a story

A Depressingly Workaday Town

A depressingly workaday town, that's what the Lonely Planet called Cranbrook in a previous edition. Normally each community's entry follows a template, four categories, Something to see, something to do, somewhere to eat and somewhere to stay.  A depressingly workaday...

December 14th

Lee Tengum shared a story

Sometimes a Guy Gets a Break

Sometimes a guy gets a break - actually, I've been getting breaks all my life but that's another story - and I got another one recently. A friend asked if my wife and I would accompany his two children on...

Michael Peabody shared a story

Cranbrook is a Constant

 I first moved to Cranbrook in 1990, I was 10 years old.  I went to Murial Baxter Elementary School, Laurie Junior High School, Mount Baker High School, and then to the College of the Rockies. Like many people who grew...

Lee Tengum shared a story

Cranbrook, the premium community

Wait, we're not?

When did we stop being the premium offering? Fort Steele, gorgeous. The mountains, the river, heck even the grass smells better out there in addition to being greener. Cranbrook? Well, we must have been something truly special to turn Fort...

December 9th

Nathan Siemens shared a story

Cranbrook is Not a Ski Town

At least that's what we are telling people

Whatever you do, don't tell anyone that these photos were taken in the backcountry immediately surrounding Cranbrook BC. Let's just keep this between us.  photo: Tara Szkorupa skier: Andrew McLeod photo: Matt Lynes photo: Matt Lynes rider: Kirt Nielsen  ...

Lee Tengum shared a story

One good turn deserves another

The clock tower as you've likely never seen it before

Each week since 1986 Gord Delamont has been climbing the clock tower, all 45 steps, to wind the mechanism by hand. In the early 1980s, Gord and his Father re-installed the mechanism, which had been in storage at Ft Steele...

December 7th

James Mckee shared a story

Star Wars and Bicycles

This will surely rob you of 10 minutes you can’t have back

The thing that astounds me the most, I suppose, is that years later, I’m still noticing things I haven’t seen yet. I’ve never been one to blindly honor the number of years a person has ridden bikes over the amount...

December 5th

Lee Tengum shared a story


Paul Reimer put on quite the show!

Paul Reimer, the internationally acclaimed and locally revered blacksmith known for such works as he Spirit Tree outside the Royal Bank along with the book sculptures at the Cranbrook Public Library hosted a showing at 1710 Workspace.  All these amazing...

December 3rd

Nathan Siemens shared a story

The real top 17 things to do in Cranbrook!

17, give or take a few

Trip Advisor recently posted a top 17(?) things to do in Cranbrook list.  I am going to come right out and say that it sucked, but that is up to you to decide. Personally I think we have a lot...

Nathan Siemens shared a story

Isla's Trail-a-bike tour

Probably the cutest video you'll watch today

My little girl and I touring around Cranbrook. A short trip from our house, up the hill and back again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRa8Bs9YmjE