Discover a pocket of paradise in south-eastern British Columbia. Here you will find a small valley town that is rich in culture, heritage and community spirit. A place where the climate is mild, the views are stunning and the quality of life is among the best anywhere.

Welcome to beautiful Creston, BC.








Town of Creston 2013 Annual Report

Town of Creson 2013 Annual Water Report

Town of Creston 2013 Citizen Satisfaction Report




Physician Recruitment

Lower Kootenay Band   

Employment @ Town Hall / Public Works
Employment @ Fire Department

BC Transit-Creston Valley
Bear Aware
Bids and Tenders
Discretionary Grants Application Form
Garbage & Recycling
Important Contact Info

Online Home Owner Grant
Online Property Taxes & Utilities

Pet Adoption (updated  Sept. 17/14)
Rec Centre Info
Street Sweeping
Voter Registration
Water Conservation

Water Leaks & Sewer Blockages


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Date Published:  September 25, 2014

Town of Creston Tax Sale for 2014

The Town of Creston will be holding a Tax Sale on Monday, September 29, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. local time, in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 238 - 10th Avenue North, Creston, BC unless the delinquent taxes and interest are paid before the stated time.  Click HERE for more information and the list of properties.

Date Published: September 23, 2014

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - News Release - Contract awarded for Highway 3 Intersection Upgrade

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded a contract for the Pine Street - Railway Boulevard intersection, click HERE for more details.

Date Published:  September 2, 2014

Physician Recruitment GOOD NEWS!

CVHWG is pleased to announce the successful recruitment and pending arrival of Dr. Eleanor Huettmeyer (GP & GP Anesthesia) and her husband, Philip Curran (Pharmacist) to the Creston Valley!

Dr. Eleanor Huettmeyer and Phillip have very recently welcomed a new addition to their family, a baby boy.

Phillip will be working at Pharmasave, Creston and Dr. Huettmeyer will be working (although not starting for quite some time as she cares for their newborn) out of Summit Medical Clinic. 

Announcements as to patient appointments, etc will come directly from Summit Medical Clinic.

Date Published:  August 28, 2014

Mandatory Stage 2 Outdoor Water Conservation Measures - Effective Untill September 2, 2014

The Town of Creston and RDCK have gone to Mandatory Stage 2 Outdoor Water Conservation Measures.  Please click HERE for more information.


Date Published: August 28, 2014

Next Coffee Talk is September 11! Have Your Say!                    

The next installment of Coffee Talk will take place on September 11, 2014 from 9:30 to 11:00 am at The Real Food Cafe. Come on down, grab yourself a coffee and have your voice heard in a relaxed, easy-going forum.  For more information, see the advertisement below.


Date Published:  August 28, 2014  

2014 Household Hazardous Waste Round-up Events

This fall the Regional District of Central Kootenay is providing the opportunity for residents to safely dispose of their residential household waste for free.  Waste disposal will be provided at the Creston & District Community Complex on Saturday October 18, 2014 from 11:00am-2:00pm.  Click HERE for additional dates, times and locations.


Date Published:  August 26, 2014

Information Bulletion from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource -
Open Fire Ban Still in Effect in Southeast Fire Centre

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource have released an Information Bulletin regarding the Open Fire Ban which is still in effect in the Southeast Fire Centre.  Click HERE for information on how to avoid receiving a $100,000 fine.


Date Published:  August 22, 2014

Highway Construction Project Announcement:

From August 25th to September 30th roadway construction will be taking place on Highway 3, Highway 21 and Erickson Road.  Construction crews will be working from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday, with single lane traffic expected to cause minor delays.  Any Questions may be directed to Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. (250) 546-3088.


Date Published: August 13, 2014

Proposed New Development Cost Charge Bylaw and Background Report Now Available

The Town of Creston's proposed new Development Cost Charge Bylaw and Background Report are available for viewing at Town Hall or on our web site.

Council will be giving consideration to giving readings (approval) to Development Cost Charges Bylaw No. 1803, 2014 at the September 9th, 2014 Regular Meeting.

The proposed Bylaw will be applicable to all properties within the Town of Creston.  Written comments will be accepted up until 4:30 pm, September 2nd, 2014, and submitted to:


Town of Creston
Attention: Executive Assistant 
PO Box 1339
238 10th Avenue North
Creston, BC V0B1G0


Any questions can be directed to Colin Farynowski, Manager of Engineering at (250) 428-2214 ext 230


Date Published:  August 8, 2014


Date Published:  August 5, 2014

Reduce Household Waste!  Back Yard Compost Bin Rebate Program

The Town is offering a $25.00 Rebate to the first 200 Town of Creston residents who have purchased a Back Yard Compost Bin.  Click HERE for the application and more information on this rebate program.


Date Published: July 15, 2014

Building Inspection Service

Please be advised that Building Inspection Services are provided:

•Tuesday & Thursday:  8:30am - 3:30pm

To schedule an appointment please call (250) 428-2214 (ext. 223)


Date Published: July 9, 2014

Downtown Parking Posts

Notice something different about Creston’s downtown area? If you’ve had the pleasure of walking or driving downtown recently, you may have noticed the old parking meter tops are gone. In their place are some aesthetically pleasing decals on the parking meter poles, which clearly display the Town’s 2 hour free parking policy. Furthermore, with the poles still firmly planted in the pavement, drivers will know where to park and have a basic understanding of the parking space dimensions. This change will also serve as a helpful reminder to tourists and those unfamiliar with Creston’s parking policy, that parking is free for a defined period of time.

Have any comments, or questions about the changes? Feel free to call Town Hall at 250-428-2214 or email You can also pose your questions on Twitter ( or Facebook (



Date Published: July 3, 2014

Town's 2013 Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results Now Online!

On November 20, 2013, the Town of Creston mailed out a Citizen Satisfaction Survey to 1000 randomly selected households in the Town. This was the second occasion in which the Town has conducted a Citizen Satisfaction Survey, with the first instance being in 2009. 21 of the 1000 surveys went ‘undelivered’ through the mail, leaving 979 that were successfully delivered to random Creston homeowners. 384 surveys were successfully returned to the Town of Creston, for a response rate of 39.2%, compared to 32.3% in 2009. The results were incredibly positive, showing significant increases in many categories. But don't take our word, we invite you to view the survey for yourself, HERE.


 Date Published: June 13, 2014

Telus Fibre Optic Network Coming to Creston!

TELUS and the Town of Creston are proud to partner on a project to bring the TELUS Fibre Optic Network to the Town; something that will benefit and strengthen the community. Many socio-economic opportunities will arise from having over 90% of homes, businesses and organizations able to connect to a fibre optic network. These opportunities include homes having access to the best entertainment (including Optik TV), businesses having access to the services they need to operate locally and compete globally, and service providers in areas such as health and education having the opportunity to innovate.

For more information, please visit the special website that has been created for this build program: OR There is also a dedicated team at TELUS who are available to answer any questions and who may be contacted at 310-3427.


 Date Published: May 8. 2014

New Town Webcams Up and Running

Thanks to Swift Internet Services, there are 3 brand new Town of Creston web cams to view. Two cameras focus on downtown Creston, while one looks out towards Creston from a distance. Check out the web cams by clicking on the "Town Webcam" icon on the left side of the Town of Creston homepage, or click here to go directly to the webcams: Perfect timing, as the view looks great as the summer is appraoching! See below for a preview (not a live feed) of what the web cams look like.



Date Published: January 27, 2014

Cycle the Selkirk Loop - WACANID 2014

WaCanId is an annual cycling tour that takes participants along paved roads that encircle the Selkirk Mountains (Washington, British Columbia, Idaho). This six day event will cover 560 km and showcase some of the magestic beauty that this region of the world has to offer. Anyone interested in participating in this event (Sept. 15-20, 2014) should visit the WaCanId website for more information.









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