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.






The Town Citizen
Fall/Winter 2014


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  Nov. 7/14)
Rec Centre Info
Street Sweeping
Voter Registration
Water Conservation

Water Leaks & Sewer Blockages


If you would like to receive future Newsletters in your email box, please enter your name and email address below.

For current and past Newsletters, please CLICK HERE.


     Welcome to the Town of  Creston

Follow Our Social Media Accounts!

CLICK the icon above for more
information on our Integrated 
Community Sustainability Plan,
 Cultivating Creston.



Date Published:  January 27, 2015 

Heritage Week is February 16th to 21st. The Creston Museum will celebrate local history during Heritage Week by hosting three different guided tours of Downtown Creston. The theme is “Main Street: Heart of the Community”. For more information click HERE.


Date Published:  January 16, 2015 

Mayor Ron Toyota accepts a check for $26,242.80 from Doug Lamminen, PowerSense Technical Advisor from FortisBC.  This is the second installment of a rebate totalling $57,167.40 for energy efficient equipment installed as part of the 2012/13 Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrade project.  The installation of the new energy efficient equipment produce a savings of approximately $39,000 in power consumption annualy.


Date Published:  January 13, 2015 

Creston, with its mild climate, outdoor activities, active artisan community and productive agricultural land has earned a place on the Globe and Mail 'Retirement Hot Spot" list! Read the article HERE.


Date Published:  January 8, 2015 

Notice from CVHWG, Physician Recruitment Program:

It is with pleasure we announce that Dr. Jeremy Kass is expected to commence work at the office of Dr. D. Hoffmann by late January.  We welcome both he and his wife, who will be settling in Creston over the next few weeks.  They look forward to becoming an active part of the Creston Valley community.

Residents of Creston Valley without a physician may call on Monday, January 12th, between the hours of 9 and 12, to 250-428-5381.  Additional times for inquiries will be posted as they become available.  Kindly do not overwhelm the clinic with inquiries except during the times as noted.   Thank you for your understanding.


Date Published:  January 8, 2015 

Where did all the SNOW GO ?

Our Town crew shift started at 1AM this morning and these photos were taken at 8AM-Thanks to our Town staff !


Date Published:  January 7, 2015 

Good News!  Our dedicated Public Works crews will be working through the night to remove accumulated snow from the downtown core areas starting at 1:00am Thursday morning.  We will be clearing Canyon Street from Pine to 15th Avenue, 10th Avenue North from Canyon Street to Vancouver Street and parts of Pine Street from 10th to Northwest Boulevard.  Your continued patience during this time of heavy snow fall is greatly appreciated.

Click HERE for more information on winter snow removal in the Town of Creston and to view our Snow Removal and Ice Control Policy.


Date Published:  December 30, 2014

 Click HERE to see a full length video of the Town of Creston and the Lower Kootenay Band Joint Inauguration. 


Date Published:  December 1, 2014

CVHWG has again successfully recruited a new physician!

It is with pleasure we announce that Dr. Jeremy Kass, having completed his Family Practice residency in New York this past year, will be relocating to Creston with his wife. 

Dr. Kass has visited the community and met with our current physicians.  The sense that Creston would be a great choice for him was mutual.  Both he and his wife are very much looking forward to calling Creston "home"

Further details as to where he will be practicing are currently in discussion.  It is anticipated that information in this regard will be forthcoming within the next few weeks.  As soon as available, it will be posted both here and a notice will be in the Creston Valley Advance.


Date Published:  November 17, 2014

Election Results 

Click on the following links for the 2014 Election Results for:


Date Published:  November 12, 2014

Draft Sign Bylaw No. 1798

Draft Sign Bylaw No. 1798 will be presented to Council's consideration at the scheduled Council meeting November 12th, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.   Click HERE to review the Draft Bylaw.


Date Published:  October 30, 2014

Staff and Mayor celebrate unveiling of provincial signage that declares Pine Street/Railway Ave Intersection Upgrade will be completed by summer of 2015.


Date Published:  October 22, 2014

Cultivating Creston Action Planning Workshops (Round 2)

On October 14th and 15th, the Town of Creston and the Whistler Centre for Sustainability facilitated Round 2 - Cultivating Creston Action Planning at Kootenay Employment Services. Four innovative workshops were held over two-days to reconvene partner organizations and community members. The intent was to review and build on the actions identified two years ago in the Cultivating Creston Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP), also known as “Cultivating Creston”.

Over 30 local and regional partners from many sectors came together to identify and prioritize actions that could move the Town and the Creston Valley toward the shared vision of a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community. Partners that were involved included: social service providers; local businesses; local farmers; the Creston Valley Food Action Coalition; the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce; the Kootenay Employment Services; the Creston & District Community Centre; the Creston College of the Rockies, and the Creston Museum.

The workshops were composed of four groups: the first group was broadly focused on building Sustainable Communities, while the remaining groups were targeted to specific local themes including Age-Friendliness, Local Economy, and Food Security and Agriculture. The workshops used the success indicators created for Cultivating Creston to evaluate and measure whether these desired outcomes are being achieved. The workshops revealed that there have already been significant achievements made in each area. Examples include the launch of the Cultivating Creston brand; completion of the planning study for the farmers’ market; food waste pilot; launch of the Water Smart Program as well as the Valley Community Services’ Better at Home Program.

Following the review, measurements were then used to create a set of revised priority actions that will be captured in a companion report. The report will be used to help guide the partner organizations in the months and years ahead. Once the report has been completed it will be shared with community partners and made publically available.

For more information on Cultivating Creston visit:
Town of Creston’s website:

Project Contact:
Jamai Schile
Town of Creston
Tel: 250-428-2214 ext.228


Date Published:  October 17, 2014

Creston - Recreation, Trails & Equipment Project Expenditures and Deliverables - 2012 - 2014


Date Published:  October 16, 2014

Physician Recruitment Expenditures and Deliverables - 2013 and 2014


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 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 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.






January Change Month:
Sun Mon Tue Weds Thurs Fri Sat