Creston is a town of 5,306 people in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The town is located approximately 10 kilometers north of the Porthill, Idaho border crossing into the United States and about a three-hour drive north from Spokane, Washington. It is about a one hour drive southwest from Cranbrook, British Columbia along the Crowsnest Highway.
Things to do
British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains and Creston Valley offer incredible and inspiring scenery, and are also home to a variety of points of interest.
We’ve included a few nearby destinations you can enjoy during your stay with us below…
- Creston Golf Club
Having hosted provincial golf championships, the Creston Golf Club is recognized as one of the most beautiful, fun and challenging golf courses in the B.C. interior, offering unparalleled mountain views.
Kokanee Springs Golf Resort
Kokanee Springs Resort is one of Canada’s finest championship 18-hole courses. Considered by many to be the flagship of Kootenay golf courses, the course resides in a magnificent mountain setting on Kootenay Lake.
- Columbia Brewery Tours
The Columbia Brewery, Home of Kokanee Beer – Learn more about the history of the brewery and get a peek at the brewing and packaging process. The tour includes samples!
- Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area
The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is the first and largest wildlife management area in British Columbia. It is a valuable link in a chain of wetlands stretching from the Arctic Ocean to California. This beautiful natural area is located just outside of Creston.
- Creston & District Museum
The Creston museum grounds are filled with fascinating remnants of the past. Outside, investigate a trapper’s cabin and turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, pose for a photograph in front of an historic steam locomotive, and examine early farm machinery.
- Blue Berry Patch Country Market
Relax inside this ambient market or enjoy fabulous mountain views from its flower terrace. The market serves fresh country lunches, gourmet coffee and tea, fresh fruit drinks and specialty desserts.
- Creston Valley Mural Tour
Murals in and around Creston express different facets of life and history in the Creston Valley. All murals are located on the sides of downtown Creston businesses.