Place:Cranbrook, East Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada


Coordinates49.511°N 115.767°W
Located inEast Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada
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Cranbrook (Ktunaxa: ʔa·kisk̓aqǂiʔit ) is a city in southeast British Columbia, located on the west side of the Kootenay River at its confluence with the St. Mary's River, It is the largest urban centre in the region known as the East Kootenay. As of 2011, Cranbrook's population is 19,364, with a census agglomeration population of 25,037. It is the location of the headquarters of the Regional District of East Kootenay and also the location of regional headquarters of various provincial ministries and agencies, notably the Rocky Mountain Forest District.

Cranbrook is home to the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel which presents static exhibits of passenger rail cars built in the 1920s for the CPR and in the 1900s for the Spokane International Railway. It is also the home of the Kootenay Ice, a WHL hockey team, who has won the league title 3 times and the Memorial Cup once. The Ice have made the playoffs 15 straight years (1998-99 to 2012-13) and have a record of .500% or better for 14 straight years (1999-00 to 2012-13). Cranbrook is also home to many former NHL players to where it has won 11 Stanley Cup Championships within 13 years. (1994-95 to 2006-07).

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