Local Area Attractions Near Cranbrook / St. Eugene KOA Journey
St. Eugene is more than just a RV park, hotel, golf course and casino. We are your source for the authentic Canadian Rocky Mountains experience!
With a variety of recreational activities and attractions to choose from, we will make your stay with us so memorable that you’ll have to share it with friends and family.
CASINO OF THE ROCKIES
With 240 slot machines, including E-Roulette and E-Blackjack, four choices of table games, a full-service lottery centre and an off-track betting room, the Casino of the Rockies is your entertainment destination!
ST. EUGENE GOLF COURSE
Designed by acclaimed architect, Les Furber, and rated by Golf Digest as one of the top three new courses in Canada, the St. Eugene golf experience features spectacular views of the St. Mary River and the majestic Fisher Peak as our championship course winds its way through open links and rolling woodlands.Our public rates include 18 holes of play on our championship course, unlimited use of our practice facility, and bottled water at first tee.
Our destination spa provides a luxury environment for holistic wellness, anti-aging, healthy relaxation and rejuvenation. Specialized practitioners and massage practitioners use the latest protocols and only the finest quality natural ingredients for a customized treatment solution.We invite you to a spa experience that caters to your every need, and with unmatched service, elegance and comfort.
Kimberley Underground Mining Railway
Located in Kimberley, BC, the Kimberley Underground Mining Railway Tour gives you a unique opportunity to ride a train into the old Sullivan Mine. The underground interpretive centre and mining guide will give you an idea of how hard rock mining works, including equipment demonstrations. The train runs on weekends in May and June and 7 days a week in July and August, with departures at 11, 1, and 3.
St Mary River
The St Mary River flows from St Mary's Lake to Fort Steele, where it meets the Kootenay River. St Mary River is commonly used for intro rafting trips, fly fishing, and paddle sports.
Elizabeth Lake Bird Sanctuary
A 5.9 hectare wildlife sanctuary, Elizabeth Lake is a large wetland area on the west edge of Cranbrook. This sanctuary is home to many different animal species, from western painted turtles and squirrels to permanent and migratory birds. There are walking trails and viewpoints around the lake, as well as picnic tables and benches. If you visit Elizabeth Lake in the summer, you can stop at the visitor centre and talk to our volunteers – they have great information on the local area or they can help plan your trip elsewhere in BC.
Kootenay Trout Hatchery
Learn about the life cycle of a trout while viewing small fry and fingerlings in a variety of aquariums, educational models, and displays. Guided tours are available daily. The Kootenay Trout Hatchery stocks over 400 lakes in the Kootenays. Children can “Learn to Fish” in the kids fishing area! Fishing gear is also available to borrow.
Kimberley Mountain Resort
There's More to Discover at Kimberley Alpine Resort! A fun and authentic ski resort that is perfect for families and groups. Located in the spectacular Purcell Mountains in British Columbia, with plenty of hiking and biking Kimberley Alpine Resort is a great all season resort.
Kootenay National Park
Established in 1920 as part of an agreement to build a new road across the Rockies, Kootenay National Park is a place of unique contrasts, from icy mountain rivers to steamy hot springs. Take a 60-minute scenic drive and discover a new surprise around every bend. Spend the day exploring deep canyons and tumbling waterfalls just a short stroll from the road. Or, plan a vacation traversing the park's backcountry trails.
Cranbrook History Centre
The Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation, or the CAMAL Foundation was established on Heritage Day in 1976 by a group of heritage and culturally minded citizens. It is a registered B.C. Society and a Canadian Charitable Organization. The Foundation established the Cranbrook Railway Museum in 1976. The museum's name was changed in 1993 to the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel and to the Cranbrook History Centre in 2015.
57 Van Horne Street South
Cranbrook, BC V1C 1Y7
South Star Recreation Trails
Travelling south of Cranbrook in the Gold Creek area, these trail wind through stands of western larch and lodgepole pine. The trails cover more than 30 km of forest and are perfect for a variety of recreation activities and levels of ability. The trails are used year-round for hiking or biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.
Rails to Trails
The former railway bed between Cranbrook and Kimberley has been replaced with a beautiful paved trail. The path is 28km long with nothing more than a 2% grade – great for biking, walking, jogging, and rollerblading. Get off the highway and enjoy the picturesque mountain and river sceneries. Bike rentals are available at Gerick Sports.
Whiteswan lake, along with its sister Alces lake, is a prime example of a beautiful mountain lake. Enjoy fishing, hiking, swimming, and paddling in this pristine Provincial Park. There are five different campgrounds and plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing – moose often feed in the shallows of Alces Lake. These lakes have some of the best rainbow trout fishing in the area. Note that no towing is allowed on either lake and no motor boats are allowed on Alces lake. Whiteswan is a great base for hiking in Top of the World Provincial Park. Make sure you stop for a soak at the Lussier Hot Springs, excellent natural hot springs near the Whiteswan Lake park entrance.
Fort Steele Heritage Town
This heritage town offers over 60 restored and reconstructed buildings that represent the town as it was in its heyday. Visitors can ride on a horse-drawn wagon, shop at a real old-fashioned general store, or take in a performance at the Wild Horse Theater, where musical comedies are offered throughout the summer. You can also watch a blacksmith and tinsmith in action and take in street scenes or a gossip tour. Several restaurants, including a bakery and ice cream parlor, provide old-fashioned treats.
Cranbrook Community Forest
The area known as the Cranbrook Community Forest encompasses 2000 hectares of crown forest land on the east and north boundary of the City of Cranbrook. Since 1987, it has received provincial protection. Up to that point of time, the area was used for various activities, many of which were extremely damaging to this sensitive ecosystem of forest, grassland and lakes.
Kimberley Cominco Gardens
The 3 acre Cominco gardens were established in 1927 to showcase Cominco's Elephant brand fertilizer. There are thousands of blossoms of every colour, shape and size imaginable. Admission is by donation.
Moyie Lake Provincial Park
Located 20 kilometres south of Cranbrook off Highway 3/95, Moyie Lake Park day-use area & boat launch provides the only public access to the deep blue mountain waters of Moyie Lake.This vacation friendly park features 1300 metres of developed sandy beach backed by a large grassy area. Swimming, wind surfing, sailing, boating, wildlife and bird viewing and a variety of fishing experiences enhance Moyie Lake Park.
A reservoir formed from the Kooteany River by the Libby dam in 1975, Koocanusa is a very popular lake. Warm weather and sunny skies make this lake a favorite for camping, swimming and boating. The lake also offers excellent fishing opportunities – kokanee are quite common.
The Platzl in Kimberley
Unique local shops, boutiques, and restaurants line the platzl in downtown Kimberley. Their Bavarian-themed city centre is home to Canada's largest free-standing cuckoo clock. There are many different events that occur in the platzl throughout the year, check out the Tourism Kimberley website for more information.
Known as the warmest lake in the Kootenays, this lake is considered one of the best recreational lakes. This Provincial Park boasts a beautiful sandy beach with picnic facilities, playing areas for the kids, a campground and places to enjoy a meal or a refreshing beverage.