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Cranbrook residents can experience local attractions for free during ‘Be a Tourist in Your Own Town’ day. This special event invites participants to visit a variety of Cranbrook attractions on one-day only special tours and events. You’re invited to attend showings at the Studio & Stage Door, explore Fort Steele Heritage Town, challenge your friends to mini-golf, and visit Fisher Peak Camping & Trailer Rentals. Many more attractions are inviting you to visit too. So, be a tourist for the day! Join us on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

Cranbrook Visitor Centres

Cranbrook has two Visitor Centres: the North Centre is located on the highway at the Chamber of Commerce; the seasonal centre is located on the highway at the West entrance to Cranbrook. Public washrooms and picnic areas are available. Stop by either of Cranbrook’s Visitor Centres or call 250-426-5914 to find out about all the experiences available in Cranbrook on June 4th and year round!

Location: 2279 Cranbrook Street North, Cranbrook

Time: 9am – 5pm

Mission Hills Golf Course

Mission Hills is offering golf, food and fun for the whole family! Locals can golf 18 holes for 15$ a round; bring your family and your kids 12 years old and under can golf for free on your paid round! Mission Hill’s year round restaurant, Tico’s, wants in on the fun too! They are offering Cranbrook locals 2 for 1 Chicken Feta Enchiladas all day long! Kids 12 and under will recieve a free order of Kids Nachos when you order any meal in the clubhouse. Not into the Mexican flair? Have no fear, their full menu has traditional favourites for every appetite. Reservations are preferred but not essential! Call (250) 489-3009.

Location: 110 – 12 Avenue South, Cranbrook, V1C 2S1

Time: Golf from 8am to sunset; dine at Tico’s from 9am – 8pm

Admission: $15 rounds and $10 carts for locals and kids 12 or under golf for free. Discounts in the restaurant.

Baker Hill Heritage B&B

This award-winning century-old mansion signals the entrance to the Baker Hill Heritage Area in Cranbrook. Meet the owner, Gladys Goss-Laing, who was born and raised in Cranbrook and tour this beautiful heritage bed and breakfast.   Known locally as “The Fergie House” Baker Hill Heritage B&B has been in business for 18 years.

Location: 110 – 12 Avenue South, Cranbrook, V1C 2S1

Time: 1pm-3pm

Admission: Free

Fort Steele Heritage Town


Wonder as you wander through over 60 heritage shops and display buildings of this restored 1890’s pioneer boomtown. Fort Steele will be hosting two scheduled Gossip Tours at 11am and 2pm and two Archive Tours at 1pm and 3pm. The Archive Tours are an exciting opportunity to see some of the archives and items not out for display; a behind the scenes look at the curatorial work that goes into preserving our history.

Location: 9851 Highway 93/95, Fort Steele, V0B 1N0

Time: 10am – 4pm

Admission: Free admission to locals.

Fisher Peak Camping & Trailer Rentals

Fisher Peak Photo

Meet the team at Fisher Peak Camping & Trailer Rentals to learn about Cranbrook’s camping concierge service. Find out how easy it is to go on a camping holiday or rent a trailer for your summer guests. Watch for the one-day-only trailer reservation deals – Save 50% on June and September trailer rentals.

Location: 426 Van Horne St S, Cranbrook,  V1C 4J2 (On Hwy 3 between Fas Gas & Elizabeth Lake Lodge)

Time: 10am – 4pm

Admission: Free admission; for discounts, must be a Cranbrook resident; not to be combined with any other discount, special or package.

Cranbrook Community Theatre

Cranbrook Community Theatre extends an open invitation to tour. Meet Miss Melodie, a character from Cranbrook circa 1905 for a brief history of this heritage building. The Production Manager will showcase the theatre.  Tour the fabulous Costume Rooms with the Costume Mistresses. Meet the Building Manager for a tour of the Studio and learn about the many different activities held at the studio.

Location: 11  11th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 2N9.

Time: 11am-4pm

Admission: free.

Clear Sky Center

Food Forest

Visit Clear Sky Center and tour the Food Forest. Join in on a walk-about, tour the one-acre cold climate food forest and learn about the programs and retreats they have to offer. On the way enjoy the beautiful vistas of the Steeples and the Bull River. No reservation is required.

Location: Clear Sky Center: 3567 Cockell Rd, Bull River, BC V0B1N0

Time: 10am – 11am

Admission: free for locals

High Country Sports

Visit High Country Sports and “ASK DAN”! Dan Mills, our local hiking expert will be available to answer questions about local hiking and backpacking and to talk about and show photos from his favorite hikes in the Cranbrook area. Don’t forget to enter the draw for some great prizes!

Location: 11 10th Ave South, Cranbrook, V1C 2M9

Time: 10am – 4pm

Admission: free for locals

Mini Golf at Elizabeth Lake Lodge

Challenge your friends to a free round of golf at the most elaborate mini golf course in town. The Elizabeth Lake Lodge 18-hole course has obstacles and hazards you’d never expect. Fun for all ages.

Location: Elizabeth Lake lodge, 590 Van Horne St. S.V1C 4W7 |  (250) 426-6114

Time: 8am – 2pm

Admission: free for locals

Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort



Did you know that Cranbrook is one of the few places in Canada where you can sleep in a Designer Railcar Suite – while it’s stationary? Visit the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort for a tour of the John Huber Express – two spectacular converted railcar suites offering deluxe overnight accommodation. Enjoy stepping in to a different world on the tour and then enter for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for the West Coast Grill.

Location: 209 Van Horne St S, Cranbrook, BC V1C 6R9

Time: 12pm – 3pm TBC

Admission: free for locals

Kootenay Trout Hatchery & Visitor Centre

Visit the Kootenay Trout Hatchery for guided tours and learn about local aquatic life including the huge sturgeons that live in the Kootenays. Try fishing in the pond, check out the turtle pond and tour the aquariums. Call ahead to book a four hour learn to fish experience.

Location: 4522 Fenwick Road, Fort Steele, British Columbia V0B 1N0

Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Admission: free for locals; reservation required for the 4 hour learn to fish tour – call (250) 429 3214.

Nip and Tuck Gold Mining Adventures


Experience real life gold panning and mining, learning from the modern day pioneer Steve Latham! This experience could be very worthwhile as Steve regularly successfully extracts gold on the Wildhorse, the site of the original gold rush in the late 1800’s. No reservation is required. Call (250) 417-5176 for directions

Location: Boulder Creek Road, Fort Steele, BC

Time: 10am – 6pm

Admission: Locals enjoy 20% off adult day pass, and free for kids under 12.

Sweet Gestures Chocolate Shoppe

Come to Cranbrook’s very own boutique chocolate shoppe for a behind-the-scenes tour to see their hand-dipped Belgian truffles in the making. Stop by the shoppe any time during opening hours on June 4th for 10% off all of the goodies, including their tasty lemonade, ice cream and coffee bar. Use your stamp card for additional savings and stay to enjoy your tasty treats on their outside patio seating.

Location: 14 12th Ave S, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2R7

Time: 12pm – 3pm

Admission: Free admission, reservations are required for the tour – call (250) 417-3199.

The Heidout Restaurant and Brewhouse

Cranbrook is proud to be home to the Heid Out, the Kootenay’s only brew-pub! Come for a behind the scenes tour of the Fisher Peak Brewing Company where six artisan ales are brewed on site, between the upstairs brew house and downstairs brewery. Check out their limited release seasonal offerings such as the much sought after ginger beer. Bring your friends and stay for a pint and fantastic food.

Location: 821 Baker St. Cranbrook, BC, V1C 1A3

Time: 11:30am – 4pm

Admission: Free admission, no reservations required for the tour.

Cranbrook History Centre

Photo: The Argyle Car at the Cranbrook History Centre

Photo: The Argyle Car at the Cranbrook History Centre

Visit the Museum of Rail Travel at the Cranbrook History Centre and step back in time to the golden age of rail travel. Take the Grand Tour of train cars including Edwardian art nouveau elegance of the 1907 “Soo Spokane” and the art deco jazz themed “Trans Canada”. After the tour, spot local landmarks on the model railway; view a rare crystallized fossil and step inside the Royal Alexandra Hall – originally the social centerpiece of the CP Hotel in Winnipeg in the early 1900’s, since rebuilt as a gem of South-Eastern BC, right here in Cranbrook.  No reservations necessary.

Location: 57 Van Horne Street South, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 1Y7

Time: 1pm-4:30pm

Admission: Free for locals (with ID).

Cranbrook Arts

Did you know Cranbrook has a vibrant arts scene? Visit Cranbrook Arts and watch local artisans at work in the Back Alley Art Space. Head to the Main Gallery Exhibit for more displays and learn how you can participate in the arts in Cranbrook.

Location: 1013 Baker Street, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 1A6

Time: 10am – 5pm

Admission: Free

St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

Take this rare opportunity to meet top regional Chefs Belkin and Wagner. Learn how they create their gastronomical delights and sample some of their latest creations. Head to the front desk in the Mission Building to start your culinary experience. While you’re at St. Eugene, head downstairs to the Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre.

Location: 7777 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7E5

Time: 11am – 4pm

Admission: Free

Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre

Learn about the 10,000 year heritage of the Ktunaxa First Nations people in this area at the Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre. View the many displays containing examples of traditional stone, bead, hide, as well as a sturgeon-nosed canoe.

Location: 7777 Mission Road, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7E5

Time: 11am – 4pm

Admission: By donation