DISCOVER WHAT YOU'VE NOT YET DREAMED.
Come and discover the region around Creston Valley. Various unique communities each with its own personality and offerings.
Creston Valley is a broad, fertile, agricultural region in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. Home to many dairy farms and orchards, warm weather arrives early in Creston and stays late, blessing it with one of the mildest climates in British Columbia.
Overlooking the Creston Valley and Kootenay River is Wynndel, a quaint village just minutes from exceptional bass fishing at Duck Lake and very scenic ice-skating in winter.
Fruit trees as far as the eye can see. Abundance is what you’ll find in historic Canyon, an agricultural area ripe with orchards and fruit, vegetable, and grain farms, located just eight kilometres southeast of Creston.
On the west side of the Kootenay River you’ll find West Creston. It’s the home of the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, a 17,000-acre preserve with trails and a viewing tower.
Travel a few minutes further southeast of Creston and you’ll find Lister, another country paradise perfect for dairy, grain, beef, and poultry farming. Located in the southeast corner of the valley, Lister is nestled between the Skimmerhorn range and the US border. It’s an access point to the Rykerts Canada-US border crossing on Highway 21, from which you can travel south along the American side of the International Selkirk Loop.
The award-winning Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard and Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery specialize in cool-climate wines, grown and created right here. Viticulture – the science and production of grapes - is an emerging industry in this area, and winery tours offer a great opportunity to learn firsthand about its time-honoured traditions.
A friendly, historic community with ties to the CP Railroad, this former lumber town occupies a picturesque spot along the meandering Moyie River, close to the US border. Campers can stay at nearby Yahk Provincial Park, which boasts a pleasant campground right on the banks of the river, or at one of four private camp sites close to town.