By Abby Cooper
Experiencing history has never felt so hands-on and as adventurous as it does in Cranbrook, B.C. After a short, smooth and scenic flight with Pacific Coastal Air, we landed in a new kind of paradise, and eager to explore the history of the southern Rockies region, we wasted no time.
Starting our day by wandering around town, we grabbed an authentic Kootenay Coffee and checked out the historical district of Cranbrook. Charming rail-inspired homes and buildings with playful murals and plenty of old growth greenery, line the streets providing plenty of visual appeal. With downtown offering unobstructed views of the towering Rocky Mountains, it’s no wonder people chose to settle here years ago. Owning its bold claim of being the “Sunniest city in B.C.,” we could only imagine that Cranbrook is a beautiful place to explore year-round.
Knowing of the adventures awaiting, we opted for a bike ride to see our first taste of Railway history. Snagging rental bikes, we headed for the Rails to Trails path where we met Bob Whetham, a long-time local with an extensive knowledge of the area – the perfect tour guide!
Go #RockiesExploring and uncover BC’s sunniest city.
Rails to Trails