Things To Do – Cranbrook

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Cranbrook Lakefront House #1
Cranbrook Lakefront House #1

Jimsmith Lake is located on the southern edge of town – close enough for convenient access to shopping but far enough for true lake front relaxation and fun.
The Jimsmith Lake Provincial Park spans half the lake and is popular for campers. The summer activities enjoyed at the warm spring fed lake include swimming, picnicking, canoeing, birdwatching, kayaking and boating. Only non-motorized boats are permitted on the lake.

During the winter, after the snow has fallen and temperatures have dropped, the lake freezes over and transforms itself into an ice skating rink while the nearby hills become toboggan runs. 

Fishing is very successful from the private Cranbrook Lake House swim platform which is anchored at the point where the lake gets deep or by trolling.  Fishing on Jimsmith Lake provides an opportunity to catch big mouth bass, rainbow trout and perch.

How to Get to Jimsmith Lake:

Travel Highway #3/95 to the south side of the community of Cranbrook. Turn onto Jim Smith Lake Rd and continue driving east for 4 kilometres to the Jimsmith Lake. Enjoy!