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Sam Steele Days | Cranbrook, British Columbia

Festival Event

Sam Steele Days Sweethearts – The Sam Steele Society

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

Great variety of events for all ages.

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.

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

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.


Various venues and some admission fees.