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the Hidden Gem of the Kootenays

Welcome to the official visitor website of the Creston Valley, located in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. Prepare to take your time to truly experience this Hidden Gem of the Kootenays and discover artisans & wineries, golf & hiking, lake & river activities, and farmers’ markets offering the freshest, local produce this area has to offer!

Views of Wineries in the Creston Valley


Creston Valley is situated just 10 kilometres north of the U.S. border and at the south end of Kootenay Lake, nestled between the majestic Selkirk & Purcell Mountains. The valley is a unique fertile agricultural region and home to many beautiful fruit orchards and wineries. It also boasts one of the mildest climates in British Columbia, making it a wonderful year-round destination. Come see what there is to discover!

Looking for things to do? Wine tours and yoga, farmers' markets and campfires, sweet honey and sweeter fruit stands; this historic, well-loved region of British Columbia has something for everyone. Unique culture and art, decadent food and wine, epic recreation and trails, and grounding health and wellness; when you come, you'll know.  

Paddleboarding on Kootenay Lake north of Creston BC


Eating & Drink Wine on the patio of Skimmerhorn Winery in Creston BC


With the Creston Valley’s long tradition of growing great food, you can bet that we know good eating! And we like to know that our visitors enjoy every meal they experience here. From casual cafés to lively pubs to fine bistros, Creston offers a wide variety of dining options.  Feel free to come as you are, but if you feel like dressing up, go for it! We’ll take it as a compliment, and serve you with the same friendly smiles.

We know you’ll never forget your visit to the Creston Valley, but just the same, you might want to pick up a souvenir or two while you’re here. Creston Valley has a good array of retail stores where you can find whatever you need or just plain want. Local art galleries, studios & boutiques sell beautiful handmade treasures, and our produce stands and markets are full of tasty take-home treats. Come try us on for size!

Family Shopping at the Summer Creston Valley Farmers Market


Comfortable Two Bed Room at Creston Hotel in Creton BC


From tenting sites and RV parks to charming bed-and-breakfasts to a quaint hotels & motels - whatever your taste in accommodations, we’ve got a comfortable place for you. And we know that, no matter where you stay, you’ll find your Creston-area hosts to be the friendliest and most accommodating people you’ve ever met!

Insider knowledge, local perspectives, and fantastic suggestions are all highlights of the Creston Valley. Check out our latest blog posts to help you to discover things to do and inspire your trip planning.

There is always something afoot in the Creston Valley area -  from weekend farmers markets to evenings of live music to the annual spring Blossom Festival! Get a taste for what we have to offer by visiting our Event Calendar for a list of upcoming entertainment and activities you won't want to miss!​

Nicola Ellis & The Agora String Quartet
The Creston Concert Society presents Nicola Ellis & the Agora String Quartet - a young and talented professional quartet, accompanied by pianist and conductor Nicolas Ellis performing vibrant, energetic chamber music!
Mar 19, 2:00 PM

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