Creston, British Columbia

What is Creston, British Columbia known for?


Negro lake

of the Kootenays by 11,500 before the present (BP). This oldest assemblage of artifacts is known as the Goatfell Complex, named after the Goatfell region about 40 km east of Creston on Highway 3. These artifacts are found at quarries in Goatfell, Harvey Mountain, Idaho, Negro Lake and Kiakho Lake (both near Lumberton and Cranbrook), North Star Mountain just west of Creston on Highway 3, and at Blue Ridge. All these sites are within 50 km


producing+award

is also an important dairy centre. The Creston Area produces the latest cherries grown in the Northern hemisphere and exports them globally. A primary market is Europe while Asia is second. A number of growers sell the same product they export to Europe at their road side markets. The Skimmerhorn Winery skimmerhorn.ca is now producing award-winning wines, and the valley includes other growers cultivating


small game

Erickson . The Creston Valley has been inhabited, for at least 11,000 years, by the Ktunaxa people, known for their unique language, the distinctive sturgeon-nosed canoe, and cultural traditions that blend a dependence on fish, small game, and waterfowl with the annual bison-hunting traditions of the Plains nations. White exploration of the Creston Valley began in 1808, when David Thompson


detailed history

13 Detailed history of the Creston Valley . south southeast of Creston (Creston, British Columbia), British Columbia, Canada. In 1998 the '''LSSRS''' made a return visit to Canada playing this time in Vancouver, Creston (Creston, British Columbia), Calgary, Banff (Banff, Alberta), Medicine Hat, Toronto and also Ann Arbor in Michigan, USA. Location Located 40 kilometres north of Creston, British Columbia. Access to the park is usually done by hiking from Lockhart Creek Provincial Park, but vehicle access to the park boundary is possible via old unmaintained forestry roads.


agricultural industry

alongside the Kootenay River, west of Creston, in 1935 led to large-scale grain production, again with outstanding quality and yields. Today, many livestock, dairy, and hay operations also contribute to the Valley's agricultural industry. Growth of the community followed the development of local industry. By 1899 hotels, stores, and restaurants were established, along with the first volunteer fire department. The first school was established in 1899; church services were being held by the early 1890s and the first church, outside of the missionary church on the Lower Kootenay Band reserve, was built in 1906. The first resident doctor, Dr. Henderson, arrived in 1908, and the first hospital opened in 1930. Creston has a high number of buildings, downtown, that are or feature art deco architecture, and is one of the art deco capitals of western Canada (for its size). Creston was incorporated as a village in 1924, and as a town in 1966. Notable current and former residents *Winston Blackmore, polygamist sect leader Global News. Inside Bountiful: Winston Blackmore. 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2012-11-03. *Johnny Bucyk, former NHL hockey player (Boston Bruins) *Aaron Douglas (Aaron Douglas (actor)), actor *Jamie Huscroft, former NHL hockey player *Pascale Hutton, actress *Darren Jensen, former NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers) *Dale Nelson, mass murderer *Jamie Rauch, producer *Duncan Regehr, actor Youth Programs *Royal Canadian Army Cadets 1746 44 Royal Canadian Engineers south southeast of Creston, British Columbia Creston , British Columbia, Canada. In 1998 the '''LSSRS''' made a return visit to Canada playing this time in Vancouver, Creston (Creston, British Columbia), Calgary, Banff (Banff, Alberta), Medicine Hat, Toronto and also Ann Arbor in Michigan, USA. Location Located 40 kilometres north of Creston, British Columbia. Access to the park is usually done by hiking from Lockhart Creek Provincial Park, but vehicle access to the park boundary is possible via old unmaintained forestry roads.


cherries

is also an important dairy centre. The Creston Area produces the latest cherries grown in the Northern hemisphere and exports them globally. A primary market is Europe while Asia is second. A number of growers sell the same product they export to Europe at their road side markets. The Skimmerhorn Winery skimmerhorn.ca is now producing award-winning wines, and the valley includes other growers cultivating


early decades

, the mineral deposits of the Creston Valley were not large enough to support a significant mining industry here. Small fruits and tree fruits were the principal agricultural products of the early decades of the twentieth century, and the Creston Valley quickly gained a reputation for the quality, quantity, and variety of fruit. The neighboring town of Wynndel (Wynndel, British Columbia), for example, was known as the "strawberry capital of the world" by 1912. Reclamation of the flats alongside the Kootenay River, west of Creston, in 1935 led to large-scale grain production, again with outstanding quality and yields. Today, many livestock, dairy, and hay operations also contribute to the Valley's agricultural industry. Growth of the community followed the development of local industry. By 1899 hotels, stores, and restaurants were established, along with the first volunteer fire department. The first school was established in 1899; church services were being held by the early 1890s and the first church, outside of the missionary church on the Lower Kootenay Band reserve, was built in 1906. The first resident doctor, Dr. Henderson, arrived in 1908, and the first hospital opened in 1930. Creston has a high number of buildings, downtown, that are or feature art deco architecture, and is one of the art deco capitals of western Canada (for its size). Creston was incorporated as a village in 1924, and as a town in 1966. Notable current and former residents *Winston Blackmore, polygamist sect leader Global News. Inside Bountiful: Winston Blackmore. 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2012-11-03. *Johnny Bucyk, former NHL hockey player (Boston Bruins) *Aaron Douglas (Aaron Douglas (actor)), actor *Jamie Huscroft, former NHL hockey player *Pascale Hutton, actress *Darren Jensen, former NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers) *Dale Nelson, mass murderer *Jamie Rauch, producer *Duncan Regehr, actor Youth Programs *Royal Canadian Army Cadets 1746 44 Royal Canadian Engineers south southeast of Creston, British Columbia Creston , British Columbia, Canada. In 1998 the '''LSSRS''' made a return visit to Canada playing this time in Vancouver, Creston (Creston, British Columbia), Calgary, Banff (Banff, Alberta), Medicine Hat, Toronto and also Ann Arbor in Michigan, USA. Location Located 40 kilometres north of Creston, British Columbia. Access to the park is usually done by hiking from Lockhart Creek Provincial Park, but vehicle access to the park boundary is possible via old unmaintained forestry roads.


school productions

and acted in school productions, played in a rock band and participated in community theater. At age 26, he quit his job and moved back to Vancouver to pursue a career in acting. He studied at Canada's famed William Davis Center for Actors Study. south southeast of Creston (Creston, British Columbia), British Columbia, Canada. In 1998 the '''LSSRS''' made a return visit to Canada playing this time in Vancouver, Creston (Creston, British Columbia), Calgary, Banff (Banff, Alberta), Medicine Hat, Toronto and also Ann Arbor in Michigan, USA. Location Located 40 kilometres north of Creston, British Columbia. Access to the park is usually done by hiking from Lockhart Creek Provincial Park, but vehicle access to the park boundary is possible via old unmaintained forestry roads.


based community

vines. Creston is home to CIDO-FM, a volunteer-run, locally-based, Community Radio station, which broadcasts in town, and in the Creston Valley at 97.7 FM. Climate Creston has an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification ''Cfb'') or a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification ''Dfb'') which is often modified by air masses of the Pacific Ocean origin, especially in winter. Daily maximum temperatures are usually above freezing even in January


outstanding quality

alongside the Kootenay River, west of Creston, in 1935 led to large-scale grain production, again with outstanding quality and yields. Today, many livestock, dairy, and hay operations also contribute to the Valley's agricultural industry. Growth of the community followed the development of local industry. By 1899 hotels, stores, and restaurants were established, along with the first volunteer fire department. The first school was established in 1899; church services were being held by the early 1890s

Creston, British Columbia

thumb Creston's welcome sign (File:Welcome sign.JPG) '''Creston''' (Ktunaxa (Kutenai language): ''kxunamaʔnam'' title FirstVoices: Nature Environment - place names: words. Ktunaxa. accessdate 2012-07-07 url http: www.firstvoices.com en Ktunaxa word-query-results?q b.c.&btn Search&archive Ktunaxa&lang en ) is a town of 5,306 people in the Kootenay (Kootenays) region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The town is located approximately 10 kilometres north of the Porthill (Porthill, Idaho), Idaho border crossing into the United States and about a three-hour drive north from Spokane, Washington. It is about a one hour and a half drive southwest from Cranbrook, British Columbia along the Crowsnest Highway. Due to its proximity to the U.S. border, many businesses in the town accept American currency. Similarly, Porthill, the nearby US border town, accepts Canadian currency and sells gasoline in litres.

Creston is the eastern terminus of the Salmo-Creston highway constructed in the 1960s as a shortcut to avoid the long route north to Nelson (Nelson, British Columbia) and crossing Kootenay Lake by ferry (Kootenay Lake Ferry) between Balfour (Balfour, British Columbia) and Kootenay Bay (Kootenay Bay, British Columbia). The Salmo-Creston highway, which is part of the Crowsnest Highway, connected with earlier highways eastward of Creston.

Creston is one of the few towns in British Columbia that does not observe Daylight saving time.

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