Community

Creston residents enjoy a mild climate, stunning scenery and small town living at its best. There is an amazing array of ways to enjoy the community, from a thriving arts and culture scene, to volunteerism, to a quiet walk on a local trail, or a challenging hike in the backcountry.

The temperate climate means a long growing season, and that, mixed with rich, fertile soil, makes Creston a popular place for gardeners to call home. Of course, golfers like it here too, enjoying the long season that the mild weather allows. 

A friendly community in a beautiful setting, Creston has long been popular among retirees. But young families are discovering the community as well, resulting in a expanding variety of activities for children and families.

  1. Cemetery

    The Town of Creston operates 2 cemeteries within the Creston Valley. Forest Lawn Cemetery, located at 220 – 36th Ave North, Erickson and Pioneer Cemetery, located 315 - 11th Ave South, Creston.

  2. Community Services

    Services for residents that are operated by the Town of Creston, include: Parks; Bylaw enforcement; Fire Department; Cemeteries and burial permits; Property taxes; Garbage collection. Community services that are offered in Creston by other agencies include: Creston and District Community Complex (Rec. Centre); Creston Public Library; Landfill and recycling services; Schools; Airport.; Creston Valley Transit.

  3. Creston Valley Health Working Group*

  4. Demographics

    The following is a brief overview of how Creston's population has changed over the past 2 census releases.

  5. Events

    Events

  6. Farmers' Market

    The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market is a Creston Valley Food Action Coalition project. The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market offers a unique community of growers, artisans, craftspeople, and entertainment. Bring the family and enjoy the benefits of eating fresh, eating real, and shopping local in the heart of the Kootenays year round!

  7. Grants

  8. Parks & Trails

    The Town of Creston maintains several parks for residents and visitors to enjoy.

  9. Public Safety

    Public Safety

  10. Rebate Programs

    The Town of Creston is continuing to offer the Low Flow Toilet and Compost Bin Rebate programs.

  11. Town Boundaries

    Town of Creston services, including garbage pick up and snow removal, are provided to residents living within Town boundaries. Open the map below, to see if your home or business is located within Town limits.

  12. Youth Engagement Strategy

    In April 2013, following the success of the Community Directed Youth Funds application, the Town of Creston applied for the $15,000 Youth Engagement Strategic Fund, to be used for development of a community-wide youth strategic plan.