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Creston Valley

Population: 5,583 (2021 Census)
Elevation: 597 m (1,959 ft)

Kootenay Lake, East Shore:
Boccalino Restaurant & Motel

Some Creston restaurants include:
Jimmys Pub & Grill
Ramada – Ricky’s All Day Grill
Rick’s Iron Kettle Restaurant – 1420 NW Blvd.
Warehouse Pizza


Tucked into the sunny bench between the Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges, Creston is the perfect retreat for outdoor adventurers, foodies, creative souls, lovers of the land and anyone in need of a wholesome home-away-from-home experience.

The 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. Kootenay Meadows Farm offers the Alpine Cheese Company and then whet your whistle with locally-produced wine.

Creston is proud of the food they grow and how they grow it.  The city has many farms offering gate sales – stop in and pick up a fresh basket of fruit and vegetables.  Blue Canoe Orchards offer a unique activity attraction – rent a cherry tree and experience the harvest with U-Pick.

A large, talented community of artists and artisans gives colour and texture to the valley’s culture. Pick up a Downtown Walking Tour brochure that highlights the unique shops, sculptures and attractions.

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 Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre and Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, a Ramsar designated wetland of international importance, covers 17,000 acres, boasts 32 kilometres (20 mi) of walking trails and is home to over 300 species of birds, 57 species of mammals and 29 species of fish, reptiles and amphibians. The Nature Centre offers guided canoe tours and interpretive programs.

Kootenay Lake, East Shore
You’ll want to take your time travelling the Creston Valley.  It stretches north along the east shore of Kootenay Lake.  There are so many ways to enjoy this place. Many villages dot Highway 3A along the way:  Sirdar, Sanca, Boswell and Gray Creek.

The village of Crawford Bay is home to one of the most vibrant and eclectic artisan groups in British Columbia.  And, Kootenay Bay is an unincorporated community, ferry landing and offers dining experiences, such as Boccalino, hiking opportunities, fishing and watersports.

Contact Information

121 NW Blvd, Hwy 3


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