When You Go
The Days Inn makes for a convenient hub for families right on the strip in Cranbrook. It has a games room off the gorgeous front lobby (it won a Wyndham Best Renovation Award in 2016) and looks after kids at check-in with their own table to “sign in” and pick a toy.
At the Fire Hall Kitchen and Tap, try to see how many fire-related items are hidden around the room. A vintage ladder hangs above a table as a lighting fixture, the wood from old roof was refurbished into the bar and table, a monument to lost firefighters is at a back table and a hand-cranked siren signals last call each night.
If you want to really live the life Billy describes on tour, book a room in the Windsor Hotel, still standing where it was built in 1893 at Fort Steele.
Visit the Cranbrook Tourism Website for any pre-trip research and to connect with the businesses listed in this story or stop by the in-town visitor centre for more details on the region.