British Columbia


Population: 4764
Elevation: 611m/2004ft
Access: BC Highways 3 and 3A, and Idaho Highways 2 and 95

  • Creston Wildlife Centre
  • Creston Golf Course
  • Creston Historical Museum
  • Columbia Brewery
  • The Glass House
  • Wayside Gardens
  • Kootenay Candle Factory
Today, Creston is still an important business centre with a thriving, diverse economy. The business sector incorporates agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, education, and tourism. The principal tourism attraction is the Creston Wildlife Management Area where an interpretive centre offers the opportunity to learn about the numerous species of birds, mammals, and reptiles that inhabit the nearby wetlands. Interpretive walks and canoe rides through the marsh are available.

Creston offers numerous other attractions. You can visit fruit stands and take a walk through an orchard. You can tour the famed Columbia Brewing Company, the Kootenay Candle Factory, and the Creston Historical Museum. The beauty and challenge of the 18-hole Creston Valley Golf Course is a must for Golfers.

From Creston, head north up Highway 3A along the east shore of Kootenay Lake for art galleries, beaches, campgrounds, and panoramic views of the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains. Creston truly is the gateway to the Kootenays.

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