Believe me you wouldn't want to live in Cranbrook, its full of welfare bums and druggies (not all people of course but a good portion). Fernie on the other hand is a beautiful place with a very diverse culture for its size.
I did not know that about Cranbrook.
It looked like a pretty decent sized town with more to do than Fernie, especially in the summer.
You really have to live there to get a clearer picture.
When I went to Fernie, I ran into 3 teenagers who were piss drunk.
The next morning, I found beer bottles at the courthouse, and after a little while, I saw an addiction agency.
That just gave me a pretty poor impression.
It is not a fair impression since I was there for only a night, but I was really surprised by what I saw.