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Tucked into the sunny bench between the Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges, the Creston Valley is a perfect retreat for outdoor adventurers, foodies, creative souls, and anyone in need of a wholesome home-away-from-home experience.
The Creston Valley’s unique climate and incomparable geography make it a place where you can feast like royalty on a 10-mile diet, thanks to its rich, diverse agricultural industry. The farmers’ market runs year-round (and outdoors from the beginning of May to the end of September), and it’s easy to find commercial fruit stands and dozens of roadside and farm gate sales. With three exceptional wineries and counting, the Creston Valley has been dubbed Canada’s next wine region.
A large, talented community of artists and artisans gives colour and texture to the Valley’s culture. The Lower Kootenay Band of the Ktunaxa nation carries forth its ancient cultural heritage and a language so distinct that it is unconnected to any other in the world. The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, a Ramsar designated wetland of international importance, covers 17,000 acres, boasts 32 kilometres of walking trails, and is home to over 300 species of birds, 57 species of mammals, and 29 species of fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Guided tours by canoe are offered and an excellent interpretive center and gift shop provide educational information on the wetlands.
With annual average rainfall of a mere 49 centimetres and above-freezing mid-winter temperatures, nature itself extends year-round hospitality. A four-season playground sheltered by the Selkirk and Purcell ranges, the Creston Valley offers year-round activities in its challenging alpine mountains and plentiful lakes. There are opportunities for cross-country skiing, boating, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, golfing, swimming, and bird watching plus many special interest activities. Look for the 18-hole Creston Golf Course turn-off south of town for some excellent golf at this championship course. The mild climate in the Creston Valley means a golf season starting in early March with great weather lasting until the end of October.
Creston is home to the “Glacier Brewery of the Kootenays” where Cool Crisp Kokanee Beer is made. Columbia Brewery offers tours on weekdays, mid-May to mid-September. The tour ends in the Kokanee Beer Gear Store where you’ll sample the product and have a chance to shop.
While there are no skyscrapers there are two landmark grain elevators. The elevators are the last in BC and the last in a Canadian downtown center. Take time to explore the many studios galleries scattered around town featuring exceptional local talent.
For more in-depth history of the area visit the Creston Museum, regarded as one of the finest small museums in BC. Authentic historic buildings and unique and fascinating artefacts can be found from Creston’s past.
For some local flavour the “Orchards Galore Super Side Trip” is just east of Creston on Hwy 3.
For more information on the area visit the Creston Valley Visitor Centre located on 121 N.W. Blvd or visit the Creston Visitor Centre website. www.crestonvalleybc.com
A registered charitable, non-profit, community organization, we have been serving residents and visitors to the Creston area with a variety of employment services since 1990. Our services include employment counseling, computer and Internet use, employment-related government forms, telephone, photocopying and faxing. Our philosophy: “We believe that everyone has the right to meaningful employment and that …
Creston Golf Club: Spectacular scenery and championship golf await visitors to the beautiful Creston Golf Club. With tees ranging from 5300 to 6500 yards, the golf course is challenging enough to have hosted 4 BC provincial golf championships yet always fun to play for visitors to the area. Bring your clubs, your camera and your …
The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is a 17,000 acre internationally recognized Ramsar site and home to close to 400 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish species. There are over 30 kilometres of dike trails that are open year round with two observation towers to visit. Recreational activities such as hiking, biking, bird …
Whether you live in Creston or are just passing through, the Creston & District Museum & Archives has something to offer you! The Museum is filled with remnants of the past and is a treasure trove of historical information. We feature regularly changing exhibits, and host a series of special events throughout the year – …
A Break in Time Caffé, Creston’s Favourite Award-Winning Restaurant. We are proud to be one of the most Healthy-Lifestyle restaurants in the Kootenay’s. A Break in Time Caffe is proud to support many local farmers and producers and our menu includes local produce, eggs, meat, bread, cheese, juice, beer & wine! Our fully Licensed downtown …
Town and country live happily side-by-side in Creston, the commercial and business hub of the Creston Valley. Cruise down the main street and you’ll find roadside produce stands and grain elevators looking out over vast fields – right alongside fine restaurants and charming cafés, state-of-the art recreation facilities, theatres and galleries, cool and quirky shops, …