For birders and farmers, Creston is a sanctuary. The Creston Valley is an agricultural belt, rich and diverse, producing an abundance of fruits, vegetables, dairy and livestock. It is truly self-sustaining and highly valued. The wetlands, covering 17,000 acres, have 32km of walking trails from which to view over 300 species of birds, dozens of mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians. Designated as being of international importance, residents here live well and prize responsible land stewardship. A gentle climate makes for year-round enjoyment of the environment.

Distances: to Nelson - 1hr 30 mins; to Cranbrook - 1hr 15 mins; to Spokane - 2hrs 45 mins

Community Information

A curated collection of useful tidbits of information.

The Basics


5,351 (2016)

Average Age

57 (2016)

Average Home Price


Community Site

Education, Healthcare, and Transportation

There are three public elementary schools and one high school in the Creston Valley, operated by School District #8 (Kootenay Lake).
The Creston Valley Hospital is managed by the Interior Health. This local, full-service hospital has 20 beds, including an intensive care room, pediatric room and maternity wing. The hospital also offers full-service lab, x-ray and ultrasound services. Emergency services are available 24 hours a day.
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