Creston: Who’s who in business

Information for business in the Creston Valley, B.C., including contacts, award winners and listings.

Canyon Street in downtown Creston is an important part of the region.

Canyon Street in downtown Creston is an important part of the region. — Brendan Mitchell photo

Community Pulse Population5,306 (in town), 15,000 in trading area. Number of businesses480 in 2008 Supporting industriesAgriculture, Farming, Manufacturing, Brewing, Forestry, Tourism

With its pleasant climate, the Creston Valley is a notable fruit-growing and agricultural area in the Kootenays. Surrounded by the Purcell and Selkirk mountains, the town of Creston is popular with tourists and retirees while also providing a small-town atmosphere and outdoor opportunities for families and young people who call the area home.


Creston Chamber of Commerce

Creston's chamber is dedicated to the prosperity of local businesses.

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City of Creston

The residents of Creston contributed a great deal of the information that shaped the town's current Official Community Plan. That investment by the residents helped to set the direction and priorities for Creston's municipal leaders.

Town Hall address: 238 - 10th Avenue North, Box 1339, Creston, BC V0B 1G0

Town Hall contact: 250-428-2215;

Town Hall office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; on Pacific Time in the summer and Mountain Time in winter.

Current council, November 2014 to October 2018

  • Ron Toyota, mayor
  • Karen Unruh
  • Jim Elford
  • Jen Comer
  • Joanna Wilson
  • Arnold DeBoon
  • Ellen Tzakis

Town manager:

The Town of Creston holds council meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Ron Toyota, mayor of Creston, wearing his chain of office
One-on-one with the Mayor

Ron Toyota talks about his 10 years as mayor and the accomplishments of the team at Creston’s Town Hall.

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Creston branding and tourism

Creston has undergone in-depth tourism branding, and the result is a cohesive campaign aptly termed the "Growing Together" brand. The aim is to promote Creston's rich agricultural heritage, and the laid-back lifestyle that makes this community such a wonderful place to live and visit.

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Do you own a business in Creston? We'd like to hear more about you. Please contact us if you're a successful long-time business owner in the area, or if you think you would qualify as a top employer in the Kootenays.

Promoted Creston businesses