This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Cranbrook. To help you make friends with Cranbrook before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, is one of the biggest cities located in the Kootenay region that comprises the southeastern portion of the province, which borders onto the provincial neighbour Alberta. While it is one of the biggest cities in the Kootenays, Cranbrook maintains a very modest population of roughly twenty-five thousand people, which should give you an idea of how small some cities in the Kootenays are. The population in Cranbrook is represented primarily by First Nations and Caucasians, however like much of Canada, it's becoming increasingly diverse.
When planning your trip, it would be wise to book your Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada hostel well in advance, as the choices are extremely limited. Your Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada hostel will be very safe, with great staff, and will be an ideal hub for meeting other backpackers in the area. If you're unable to find a bed at your chosen Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada hostel -- which could be a reality during the high season -- Cranbrook has a good selection of hotels, lodges, and resorts for visitors. Furthermore, it is strongly recommended that you experience the great outdoors in the area by camping at a provincial park or campground. The nightlife in Cranbrook is quite lively by Kootenay standards, and the city has a good selection of pubs and bars in addition to a nightclub for those of you who love to do some dancing.
Summer is when Cranbrook experiences its highest volume of tourism, as there are a number of great activities for visitors to partake in during their stay. First, Cranbrook is home to the Canadian museum of rail travel, which displays an elaborate selection of railway cars used over the years. Next, Cranbrook is home to a number of beautiful parks, including Jimsmith Lake Provincial Park. Jimsmith has some excellent trails as well as swimming and also offers camping for its visitors. If you're a fan of craft beer, Cranbrook also has its own brewhouse and restaurant that is beloved by locals and tourists alike.
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