Renovations 90 years in the making at the Sirdar Station Pub

The Sirdar Station Pub has undergone renovations but still maintains its historic charm.

The Sirdar Station Pub has undergone renovations but still maintains its historic charm. — Photo courtesy Charly Harwood

Nostalgia is powerful. Now, more than ever, people want to relive the past and recreate old memories. That’s why, with more than 90 years of history, the Sirdar Station Pub, north of Creston, is still up and running. That, and the last two years of tireless work from owner and head bartender Charly Harwood. Utilizing her Jane-of-all-trades skills, Harwood has redone the infrastructure of the pub, including the bar, floors, walls, pipes and insulation, and even installed a fancy new fireplace.

“It’s been here for so many years,” said Harwood. “This used to be a main train stop and a paddle wheeler crossed the lake here. People remember being here from back in the day. Parents would drink in the pub while kids sat in the car with a bag of potato chips from the store. There are so many stories from this area and the history here.”

Charly Harwood is the owner and head bartender at the Sirdar Station Pub.

Charly Harwood is the owner and head bartender at the Sirdar Station Pub. — Photo courtesy Charly Harwood

Kyle Born

Kyle Born is a writer for Kootenay Business and his initials match that of the magazine—it must be fate that brought them together. View all of Kyle Born’s articles

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