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Posted: May 26, 2016

Be a tourist in your own town June 4

Did you know Cranbrook has restored CPR sleeper rail cars where travelers from all over the world come to sleep in luxury? Have you challenged yourself at the local premier mini-golf course? Have you attended a production by the local theatre troop? It’s all here for you to discover –including more of that big beautiful backyard called the Kootenays.

CDCF cranbrookMembers of Cranbrook’s tourism industry are challenging locals to Be a Tourist in Your Own Town on June 4. The fun-filled day offers experiences from some of the best that Cranbrook’s tourism and attraction destinations have to offer. They, along with participating businesses will open their doors to welcome the local community in to discover and explore some of Cranbrook’s tourism riches.

Here’s your chance to be a tourist and learn more about the community. Saturday June 4 enjoy FREE admission at Fort Steele Heritage Town (pictured above), Kootenay Trout Hatchery, Elizabeth Lake Lodge’s mini golf, and The Studio Stage Door. Tours will be conducted at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort, Baker Hill Bed and Breakfast, Nip and Tuck Gold Mine, and Clear Sky Meditation Centre.

Kootenay Trout Hatchery
Kootenay Trout Hatchery

Locals can also enjoy experiences and discounts at Fisher Peak Camping and Trailer Rentals, the Alley Gallery, the Heid Out, and High Country Sports. Visit the Be a Tourist in your Own Town Day website at www.cranbrooktourism.ca/beatourist  for more experiences and to get full details.

This will be the first annual event of this kind for Cranbrook with Cranbrook Tourism’s partners including the City of Cranbrook, FestivalSeekers, Snap’d East Kootenay, E-KNOW, The Cranbrook Townsman, Summit FM, The Drive and the Canadian Rockies International Airport working together to deliver the community experience.

And here’s where you the local tourist come in. We want to see your photos and video. Upload your content to the Cranbrook Tourism Facebook page from June 4 to June 9 to win prizes. Use the hashtag #exploreCranbrook on Twitter and Instagram to share your findings as you explore Cranbrook through the eyes of a tourist.

Cranbrook Tourism is on track to become one of British Columbia’s premier destination marketing organizations. Its objective is simple, to welcome travellers from around the world into Cranbrook, to use our community as a basecamp for incredible experiences we have to share. By participating in Be a Tourist in Your Own Town, you will help share our story.

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