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.
Snowshoe and cross country ski rentals are available at the College of the Rockies Cranbrook campus. Learn more here.
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.