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Here in the Creston Valley, we're proud to say we're a laid back place that marches to the beat of it's own drum and in it's own time, quite literally. Learn about our unique time zone, how it compares to other zones and find out what the current time is so you can plan your trip.

What is So unique about the Creston Valley's time zone?

Welcome to Creston Valley, where time stands still! Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but hear us out. While we are on Mountain Standard Time (MST) like our eastern neighbors, we have chosen not to observe Daylight Savings Time (DST) during the summer. We're not the only ones opting out of DST - the U.S. State of Arizona and the Province of Saskatchewan do the same! This means we enjoy a consistent time all year round, without the hassle of adjusting our clocks twice a year.


As a result, Creston Valley aligns with the Pacific Time Zone during the summer and the Mountain Time Zone the rest of the year, offering the best of both worlds. So for example during DST, Creston is one hour ahead of our Mountain Time Zone neighbors in Cranbrook, Calgary, and Kalispell. In winter, we are all on the same time. Similarly, during DST, Creston shares the same time as our Pacific Time Zone neighbors in Seattle, Vancouver, Spokane, and Couer D'alene. However, when the clocks "fall back," we become an hour behind them.

While it can be a bit confusing, even for locals, one thing is clear: Creston Valley marches to its own drum, and we embrace our unique time zone.

So What is THe Current Time in The Creston Valley?


So now that you are crystal clear on the Creston Valley's unique time zone (we hope?), you probably still want to know what time it is. Check out the handy multi-time zone clock for current local  time and for comparison with our daylight observant neighbours in both the Pacific time zone (Seattle) and Mountain time zone (Calgary)!

Can we help?

Have any other questions or need more information about the time in the Creston Valley to help you plan your trip to the Creston Valley? Contact the Creston Valley Visitor Centre and staff will be happy assist you!

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