The vibrant and active community of Creston has an approximate population of 6,000 people and has a surrounding catchment population of approximately 15,000.
Located south of Kootenay Lake in the heart of the Rockies region in southeast British Columbia, Creston is a beautiful town rich in culture and perfect for the outdoors enthusiast.
Creston offers visitors and residents the beauty of experiencing an area filled with natural wildlife areas, fields of grain, breathtaking mountain peaks, deep clear lakes, rivers and streams, along with the wide range of both summer and winter outdoor recreational opportunities. Activities range from three season golf, hiking, biking, and fishing, to skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
Blessed with a temperate climate the Creston Valley is primarily an agricultural centre with a focus on fruit production. The agriculture industry is the major player in Creston and the breathtakingly beautiful landscape is adorned by cherry orchards, dairy farms, and more recently, vineyards. Other major industries in the area include forestry, manufacturing, mining and tourism. Spectacular mountain views, surrounding expanses of wilderness and the beauty of Kootenay Lake, are all readily accessible and these factors combine to make Creston an excellent base for outdoor adventure. Drive times to major centres are approximately eleven and a half hours to Vancouver (738 km), eight hours to Calgary (510 km), six and a half hours to Kelowna (419 km), and one and a half hours to Cranbrook (107 km).