Sam Steele Days | Cranbrook, British Columbia

Festival named after a legendary figure of the Canadian West - Superintendent Sam Steele. The event celebrates a blend of history and good old-fashioned fun including sports, games, competitions and a parade - entertainment for the whole family. The origin of Fort Steele can be traced to the small settlement of Galbraith’s Ferry, which was born during the 1864 Kootenay gold rush. In 1888 the settlement’s name was changed to Fort Steele to honour Superintendent Samuel Steele of the North West Mounted Police, who peacefully settled tensions between white settlers and the Ktunaxa people.

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Latitude: 49.512058 Longitude: -115.767014 Elevation: 3015 ft
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Event Dates

6/13/2019 – 6/16/2019

Admission Fee (if any)

Various venues and some admission fees.

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

Great variety of events for all ages.

Type of Festival

Town Celebration or Festival

Event Setting

Central Fairgrounds location is the Cranbrook Rec Plex. Stop in to pick up a schedule of events or to register for sporting events. Many of the events take place at the Rec Plex and in the downtown core on Baker Street and at a number of parks: Kinsmen Quads, Moir Park, TM Roberts and Steeples Park . Each day starts off with a pancake breakfast.

Driving Directions

All venues located within Cranbrook: Moir Centennial Park - northwest Cranbrook, Grandview Place. TM Roberts Park - southwest Cranbrook, Wattsville Road Steeples Park - central Cranbrook, near 24 Avenue N Quad Ball Park - northeast Cranbrook, Willowbrook Drive Downtown Cranbrook - Baker Street Cranbrook Rec Plex - 2nd Street S


This is one of the BEST community festivals I have ever been to. The whole city shows its community spirit and the hospitality is incredible. The central fairgrounds is FREE and the KIDS FUN ZONE is amazing - bouncy tents & games occupies children for hours !! The talent showcase is a fantastic display of local artists & culture (also FREE). There's a great variety offered by the market and food vendors - absolutely delicious! When have you been able to see wiener dog races, a strongman competition, music and dancers all on the same street? GO to Sam Steele Days - the memories you create will last a lifetime.

Maggie Durnham, WA, 4/5/2015

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