Home of the world famous Kokanee beer, the Columbia Brewery is located in picturesque Creston and is part of the rich brewing tradition of the region. The brewery traces its heritage to the Fort Steele Brewery, established in 1898. Columbia Brewery began brewing its celebrated Kokanne lager in 1959 and was purchased by Labatt in 1974.
The free tours include a historical chronicle of brewing and samples at the end. And, the Kokanee Beer Gear Store offers a large selection of Kokanee collectibles and clothing. Tours take place mid-May to mid-October.