RAIN OR SHINE - KNOW WHATS ON THE HORIZON
The Creston Valley enjoys four distinct seasons, and we have a hard time picking our favourite! Use the information in this section to check the current weather and usual seasonal conditions to plan your trip and adventures when you get here.
the Four seasons of The Creston Valley
In Creston, the summer season typically begins in June and lasts until mid to late September. During this time, the temperatures can range from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius (68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day, with cooler evenings. The area receives little precipitation during the summer months, making it an ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, paddling, swimming, fishing, and visiting our local wineries, summer outdoor farmer's market or parousing our artisan studios and shops. As the summer fades away, the autumn season brings cooler temperatures and vibrant fall colors and of course the harvest. The autumn season typically lasts from October to November, with temperatures ranging from 5 to 20 degrees Celsius (41 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit). Fall can make for beautiful foliage and scenery and the harvest also means its a great time to visit local fruit stands and markets to pickup fresh produce and veggies! Winter in Creston can be quite mild compared with the rest of the Kootenay region, with temperatures ranging from -10 to 5 degrees Celsius (14 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit) between December and February. The area receives a modest amount of snow, averaging of 110 cm (43 inches) of snowfall annually. While the Creston Valley is often snowfree, the nearby Kootenay Pass is a great winter recreation area popular for snowshoeing, back-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Finally, spring in Creston brings a burst of new growth and warmer temperatures. The spring season typically lasts from March to May, with temperatures ranging from 5 to 20 degrees Celsius (41 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit). As the snow melts and the ground thaws, the area comes back to life with beautiful fruit tree blossoms, the return of the migratory birds to the wetlands, and the emergence of wildlife from winter hibernation, making it a great time for wildlife viewing, low elevation hiking and even early season golfing! Overall, Creston offers a diverse range of weather and seasons that can be enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.
Can we help?
Have any other questions or need more information about the current weather to plan your trip to the Creston Valley? Contact the Creston Valley Visitor Centre and staff will be happy assist you!