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




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Lower Kootenay Band   

Employment @ Town Hall / Public Works
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BC Transit-Creston Valley
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Discretionary Grants Application Form
Garbage & Recycling
Important Contact Info

Online Home Owner Grant
Online Property Taxes & Utilities

Pet Adoption (updated  July 8/14)
Rec Centre Info
Street Sweeping
Voter Registration
Water Conservation

Water Leaks & Sewer Blockages


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Date Published:  July 22, 2014

Wildfire Smoke Advisory Issued for Creston and Surrounding Areas

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Interior Health has issued a Smoke Advisory for Creston and its surrounding areas.  For more information please click HERE. For the July 22, 2014 update please click HERE.


Date Published:  July 17, 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.  Click HERE for dates, times and locations.


Date Published:  July 16, 2014

Mandatory Stage 2 Outdoor Water Conservation Measures

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


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)

Please Note

Building Inspection Services will not be available on the following dates:

  • August 5 to 8, 2014
  • August 21 and 22, 2014

Sorry for any inconvenience that this may of caused.


 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 7, 2014

Next Coffee Talk is July 10! Have Your Say!                      

  The next installment of Coffee Talk will take place on July 10, 2014 from 9:30 to 11:00 am at The Creston Hotel Banquet Room. 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: 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 20, 2014

Hot Summer Nights; come hang out with the Creston Fire Department.

This summer is your opportunity to meet the Creston Fire Rescue as they will be visiting various community neighbourhoods in the Valley.  Ask the crew questions, take an up close look at the fire trucks and try some “hands on” activities.  For more information click 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: June 5, 2014

Issue: Weed Control in the Town of Creston

Please be advised that the Town of Creston has retained a contractor who has been spraying for control of broad leaf weeds in local parks.

The product being sprayed is Nufarm Trillion, a commercially available turf herbicide with a toxicity level comparable to caffeine. The herbicide works to accelerate the life cycle of the weed through the conversion of starches to sugars, a process which causes the weed to die off quickly. Nufarm Trillion has been inspected and deemed safe by the Federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) and Health Canada.

Once Nufarm Trillion has been applied to a park, residents must wait until the product dries (usually within 15 minutes) before entering the park. Signs are posted at every park entry point where the turf herbicide is being sprayed.

The list of treated parks is as follows:
• Burns Park
• Centennial Park
• Millennium Park

See the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Nufarm Trillion HERE.

Please note that the Town's 2014 spring spraying program is complete.

For more information, please email
or contact
Steven Boultbee (Boultbee Vegetation Management) by phone at (250) 492-0296 or by email at


Date Published:  May 30, 2014

Town Moves to Recommended Practice Stage 1 Voluntary Water Restrictions
(Effective June 1st, 2014)

Please click HERE for more information on water conservation / restrictions.


Date Published:  May 14. 2014

Building Inspection Service

Please be advised that Building Inspection Services are provided

  • Tuesday & Thursday:  8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday:  8:30 am - 10:00am

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

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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