Sister City

Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

In May of 1987, Coeur d'Alene and Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, became sister cities.  The proclamation was made in order to promote international relations and goodwill and to develop stronger ties in commerce, education, culture, industry and the sciences.

From the Cranbook website:  "Cranbrook is a thriving community with a proud history and an exciting future.  Nestled in a broad open valley located between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the older Purcell Mountains to the west, Cranbrook is surrounded by world class scenery, recreation and wildlife.  Mild winters and warm sunny summers characterize our beautiful mountain environment.  The 18th largest city in BC with a population of 20,047 people, our community is home to the Canadian Rockies International Airport, the East Kootenai Regional Hospital, the College of the Rockies, the 600 seat Key City Theatre, the Western Financial Place recreational complex which is home to the Western Hockey League's Kootenai Ice, and a spectacular and growing summer Farmer's Market.  Located on Highway 3, BC's southern Trans-Canada highway and on the Canadian Pacific Railway line, Cranbrook is the hub for business and for retail shopping for the East Kootenay region, boasting a total population of 56,702."

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