Community Information


The quiet community of Creston is located in southeastern BC just 10 kilometres north of the Canada-US Idaho border and just south of Kootenay Lake.  Located in a valley between the Purcell and Selkirk Mountain ranges it is a breathtaking combination of snow-capped mountain peaks, fields of grain, deep clear lakes and wide-open spaces.  The town and its surrounding five communities, Erickson, Canyon, Lister, West Creston and Wynndel have a total population of about 15,000.

Community Information

Here is some relocation information and some helpful links to better acquaint you with the valley, the Town of Creston, worship options, education resources, recreational activities and even more. We have something for everyone!

Creston Valley Links

Here are some links that will take you so some great Creston Websites.  They will provide information on festivals, things to do, where to stay, shop and eat and much more. They will also give you info on the history, government, the community, business and how to get involved in the community. 

The Beautiful Creston Valley History an Video Tour

History and Tour Videos

Chamber of Commerce

Medical Services

The Creston Valley Hospital is a local, full-service hospital with a 24 hour emergency department.  Creston Valley Regional Airport also offers a medivac serice and a patient can be airlifted to Kelowna or Calgary in 30 minutes.


Creston Weather

 Transportation and Travel

Wildlife and Conservation




Other Cultural Interests

Activities and Recreation

Creston Valley Outdoor Adventure will give you a great overview of many of the activities in the valley including kayaking, fishing, boating, camping, hiking, biking, cross country skiing and more.

Here are some more interests and activities offered in Creston. This is not a complete list, we did our best. There truly is something for everyone in the Creston Valley.

Creston Community Complex  

The town of Creston has a new $22 million recreational centre with a curling rink, hockey and skating arena, fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, outdoor baseball, soccer and more. Need to hold a special event? There are rooms to rent that hold from 25 to 450.


Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding 

Kayaking and Canoeing

Other Sports and Activites

Winter Sports

Kootenay Lake Activities and Information

Chamber of Commerce Visitors Guide “The Selkirk Mountain range is to the west and the Purcell Mountain range to the east, with peaks ranging from 2100 – 2750 metres (7000′- 9000′)  The lake is about 145 km (90 miles) long, and up to 152 meters (500′) deep, with an average width of 4 km (2.5 miles), and is 8 km (5 miles) across at its widest. Kootenay lake was formed during the Ice Ages, when glacial advances deposited till to the south, creating the rich farmlands around Creston and large fertile basins to the north.   Fed by numerous creeks, Kootenay Lake’s major source of water is the Kootenay River, which originates in the Rocky mountains and passes through Montana and Idaho before emptying into the lake. It is the second largest tributary of the Columbia River.

The lake’s rocky shores encompass hundreds of tiny bays and beaches, intriguing to explore by kayak or canoe.  It is not uncommon to find yourself the only boater visible across the lake’s expanse!  Kootenay Lake is home to Kokanee salmon (a land-locked sockeye), Sturgeon, Dolly Varden and trout, including the world’s largest species, the Gerrard Rainbow.  Approximately half of the lake shore has roads, with the balance being accessible only by boat.  Settlements are strung along a thin band where the roads follow the lake shore.  Wilderness is always close at hand and human residents share the landscape with large diverse populations of wildlife including, deer, elk, moose, caribou, mountain goat, bears, cougars, wolves and coyotes.”