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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
More Restaurants

Tucked into the sunny bench between the Purcell & Selkirk mountain ranges and just below Kootenay Lake, 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 fertile place where you feast like royalty on a 10-mile diet.  From the award-winning Creston Valley Farmers Market to the quaint fruit stands and restaurants, it’s easy to find something fresh. Creston also offers U-Pick, farm tours and tastings at the many wineries, breweries and distillery.  The Columbia Brewery, is home of Kokanee Beer and through the summer, a daily brewery tour is offered.

The area also has a rich First Nations history, with the Yaqan Nuki tribe of the Ktunaxa First Nation calling the area home since time immemorial. 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. Legend Logos and the Yaqan Nuki Heritage Centre offers Lake Tours, Heritage Centre and Gift Shop.

And, for a more in-depth history of the whole area, visit the Creston Museum, regarded as one of the finest small museums in BC, with an impressive collection of authentic historic buildings and unique & fascinating artifacts from Creston’s yesteryears.

The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA), is 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. At the entrance to the CVWMA is the Kootenay Columbia Discovery Centre offering guided canoe tours, interpretive centre and more.

Inspired by the valley’s incredible natural beauty, the area is also home to a community of talented artists and artisans who sell their wares in rustic galleries and home studios that are well worth visiting. Be sure to also take time to wander the charming downtown to explore a number of unique boutiques and shops, as well as the iconic grain elevators that overlook the valley.  During the evening, pick from your choice of entertainment options.

A four-season playground sheltered by the Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges offering many watersports, hiking & mountain biking, bird watching, golfing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and much more.

Contact Information

121 NW Blvd, Hwy 3


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