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Creston Valley and the East Shore of Kootenay Lake British Columbia

2011

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Welcome to the Creston Valley

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elcome to the beautiful and historic Creston Valley! From Yahk to Riondel, we enjoy a mild climate, early spring and abundance of agricultural products. We are surrounded by the spectacular Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges and enjoy the many recreational opportunities offered on nearby Kootenay and Duck Lakes. The Creston Valley was first settled by the Ktunaxa First Nation. The Lower Kootenay Band, just south of Creston, is known for their unique Kutenai Canoe, an example of which can be seen at the Creston Museum. Visit the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area and interpretive centre located on the internationally recognized wetlands sanctuary. We invite you to take part in the many Festivals and Events that take place in the Creston Valley year-round. Enjoy the Blossom Festival on the May long weekend that includes a parade, live entertainment, classic car show, and chili cook-off. Also on this weekend is the annual Yaqan Nuki Pow Wow with native drummers and dancers

Pelicans at Duck Lake CVWMA Wetlands


An Experience to Remember and the Kitchener Demolition Derby. We have everything from the Shakespeare in the Park to the Gray Creek Sailing Regatta, and more! While you are in Creston, visit the many galleries and businesses with local artists’ work on display. Or take the Art Walk/ Drive from Riondel through Creston to Yahk where you can watch artists Gray Creek Regatta at work in their studios. If you enjoy history, you must stop at the Creston Museum & Archives with its unique stone building and newly renovated Founder’s Hall where history comes alive! For more information on what to see and do in the Creston Valley, stop by the Visitors’ Centre and Chamber of Commerce at 121 NW Boulevard to pick up a brochure or check out www.crestonevents.ca. If you are thinking of starting a business in the Valley, we are here to help you! The Town of Creston, Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, Community Futures Central Kootenay and Kootenay Employment Services work closely together to ensure you Goat Style Bike Festival have the tools to make informed decisions about your new business venture. Please contact Mayor Ron Toyota at the Town Hall if you have any questions about relocating or opening a business in our friendly community. Creston Golf Course

Ron Toyota Mayor of Creston Ph: 250-428-2214 ext.227 Ron.Toyota@creston.ca www.creston.ca

Director John Kettle Area B, RDCK Erickson, Canyon, Lister Ph: 250-428-5560 Cell: 250-428-6090 jrkettlejgalt@shaw.ca

Director Larry Binks Area C, RDCK Ph: 250-428-9464 Cell: 250-402-9406 ljbinks@yahoo.ca


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Kootenay Region Manager: Sandra Barron Phone: 250.666.0436 Email: sbarron@visitorschoice.com

FEATURES Creston Valley “Must-Do” List 5 Highlights 6 Culture & History 11 Get Outside 12 Explore Kootenay Lake 28 Farm & Market Tours Atrractions & Activities Directory

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Shopping & Services Shopping & Services Directory

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Maps Map 1 - Provincial Overview / West Kootenay Map 2 - Kootenay Lake Map 3 - Creston Valley Overview Map 4 - Creston Map 5 - Downtown Creston Map 6 - North Creston Map 7 - Wynndel, Lakeview, Arrowcreek Map 8 - Crawford Bay Street Index

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Accommodation Accommodation Directory

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Dining Dining Directory

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Visitors’ Choice Creston Valley is created and published annually by Visitors’ Choice Publications Ltd. as part of a series of visitor map books produced for communities across British Columbia. For further information on VISITORS’ CHOICE, please contact us through the numbers below.

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Editor: April Cuffy Sales Director: Fawn Duchaine Graphic Designer: Annette Spreeuw Production: Soraya Romao, David Tong Production Coordinator: Michelle Myers Distribution Coordinator: Sue Wong Controller: Marlita Hodgens Editorial Contributors: Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA) Jeff Isle Picture BC / Phil Best Shutterstock The Creston Museum Wild Air Photography / Douglas Noblet Cover Photos: top left - Shutterstock top right - Wild Air Photography / Douglas Noblet bottom left - Wild Air Photography / Douglas Noblet bottom right - Shutterstock Visitors’ Choice is a member of: Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce Tel: 250.428.4342 crestonvalleychamber.com Kootenay Rockies Tourism kootenayrockies.com Copyright® 2011 by Visitors’ Choice Publications Ltd. No part of this publication may be duplicated or reproduced in any manner without the prior written permission of the publisher. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this publication, however the publisher accepts no responsibility for errors or omissions. Head Office: 102 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1G2 Tel: 604.608.5180 Fax: 604.608.5181 Sales email: sales@visitorschoice.com Editorial email: editor@visitorschoice.com Publisher’s email: publisher@visitorschoice.com facebook.com/VisitorsChoice twitter.com/VisitorsChoice Printed in Canada using vegetable-based inks on recyclable paper products.


Creston Valley “MustDo” List:

* 43 Non-smoking air-conditioned rooms * Fabulous food and extensive wine selection in the Springs Dining Room * Three Pools: main hot springs soaking pool, the Horseshoe Cave pool and for the brave, a stream fed cold plunge * Winner of “Best Hot Springs Experience” and “Best Resort Getaway” in the Kootenays * Located 40 min. north of Nelson on the shores of Kootenay Lake * Wireless internet throughout the resort * Spectacular views of Kootenay Lake and the Purcell Mountains

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n T our local artists’ studios and galleries from Riondel, through Creston and Yahk, to discover unique gifts for family, friends and yourself! Just follow the “Artist’s Studio” signs. n Stop at one of many roadside fruit and vegetable markets to sample the huge variety of locally grown produce and fruit. n Cross-country ski along the many dikes and trails in the area, as well as at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. n Test your mountain bike skills in Creston and along the East Shore of Kootenay Lake. Hint: locals love Goat Mountain trail, off Foster Road. n Get your lure on with some Gerard Rainbow Trout fishing at Kootenay Lake or Bass fishing on Duck Lake. n Take a self-guided Mural Wall tour through downtown Creston to see local history and the many facets of life that made the town what it is today. n Indulge in some locallymade artisan cheese and wine selections during a self-guided Farm Tour.

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elcome to the Creston Valley, where you’ll find a wonderful climate, beautiful landscapes, inspiring art and friendly locals. With a bustling arts scene, delicious farm-fresh treats, great events and a relaxing atmosphere, you’ll want to return again and again! Explore these pages to see why… Columbia Brewery Tours

At the Columbia Brewery, home of Kokanee, you’ll be warmly greeded with a family-friendly tour where you’ll learn about the brewery’s history and brewing processes, plus get to sample the product! If you’re lucky, you’ll even hear about the legend of the Sasquatch (BigFoot) and how he made Kokanee mysterious and famous! Every drop of Kokanee is made right here in Creston—it really doesn’t get any better than this! Check web for tour times. 1220 Erickson Street, Creston | 250.428.9344 | kokaneebeergear.com (Map 4, D0) Photo: Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce

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Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area With educational displays, hands-on science labs, on-site naturalists ready to answer questions and take you on guided canoe and walking tours, the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is an awesome place to start your Creston Valley adventure! In addition, the Area has all-day access to over 32 km (20 miles) of dike trails with amazing views, a diversity of wildlife and viewing towers, perfect for taking great photos of the valley. See page 13 for more details. West Creston Road (off Highway 3) | 250.402.6908 | www.crestonwildlife.ca (Map 3, A6) Photo: CVWMA

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Enjoying the lush landscape and abundant wildlife and food sources, the Kutenai (part of the Ktunaxa) First Nation were the original inhabitants of the Valley area.

Landing in a marshy, watery area, the first European settlers arrived. Also, William Baillie-Grohman drained the Creston Flats of water, creating fertile agricultural spaces.

Imported all the way from Ontario, the first apple trees were planted. Today their descendents bear the delicious fruit of the Creston Valley’s famous orchards.


Agritourism Adventures The Creston Valley is affectionately known as the “agritourism capital” of the Kootenays, and with a variety of farm markets, farm tours, greenhouses, u-pick operations, gift shops, and farm entertainment destinations, it’s easy to see why. Indulge in fresh fruits and vegetables from spring until fall, and don’t forget to take home some famous cherries and asparagus. Hot spots include the Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard, Kootenay Alpine Cheese Company, local farmers’ markets and fruit stands in town and all along the East Shore. It’s a foodie’s paradise! See page 30, stop in at the Creston Visitor Centre (121 Northwest Boulevard, Creston | 250.428.4342) and visit crestonvalleyfarmersmarket.ca to learn more.

Did you know? The two large grain elevators in downtown Creston are some of the last remaining in all of Canada! creston.museum.bc.ca The Creston Museum You’ll wind your way around a lot of corners on your journey through local history at the vibrant Creston Museum and there’s something exciting to see around every one of them! With two large buildings, exhibits indoors and out, and interesting artifacts in every available space, there’s nowhere else quite like it. Be sure to check out the Museum’s great summer events, programming and exhibitions (page 8) and plan to visit their stellar gift shop and lovely picnic area. A fabulous way to spend the whole day! 219 Devon Street, Creston | 250.428.9262 | creston.museum.bc.ca (Map 4, A6) Photo: Creston Museum

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Kootenay Lake Perfect for long, lazy days on the beach, exciting fishing expeditions, water sports of all kinds, and so much more, Kootenay Lake is one of the best vacation spots ever. The Lake itself is one of the largest in BC and also has access to the world’s longest free ferry ride! (Schedule page 26) With beautiful mountainous shores, local artists and artisan shops nearby, amazing food and beverage (fresh and local, of course!), and some of the cleanest water around, there’s plenty to keep you going all year long. Definitely a relaxing destination. kootenaylake.bc.ca (Map 2)

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The First Annual Kootenay Lake Agricultural Fall Fair takes place. 2011 is the Fair’s 100th birthday!

The first of Creston’s two grain elevators was built. Find them today, outside the Creston Visitor Centre at 121 Northwest Blvd!

The Kootenay Pass along Highway 3 is completed. At 1774m (5820 feet) it’s still the tallest highway summit in BC today!

With a healthy population of about 10,000 residents, the Creston Valley is a thriving agricultural community with a vibrant arts scene.

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What’s Happening

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events, festivals & performances

Get your feet tapping to live fiddle music with April Verch at the Prince Charles Auditorium on April 14.

Prince Charles Auditorium, Creston crestonconcertsociety.ca

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Photographs and lively discussion of Anderton’s journey to Greenland. Rotacrest Hall, Creston wildsight.ca

Enjoy a special performance by Leah Jones and Bob Anderson. Redeemer Lutheran Church, Creston crestonevents.ca

Enjoy a special performance by Leah Jones and Bob Anderson. Trinity United Church, Creston crestonevents.ca

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The Sound of Music

Live on stage with the Footlighters Company. Prince Charles Auditorium, Creston crestonfootlighters.com

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Sweet Sounds

Join the Creston Fiddlers for romantic violin music and decadent desserts! Rotacrest Hall, Creston cvmta.ca

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April Verch

Enjoy live music and stepdancing with this extraordinary fiddler.

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Leah & Friends: A Musical Farewell

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Creston Valley Home, Garden & Leisure Show Everything you could ever want for your home: inside and out! Creston & District Community Complex 250.428.4342 crestonvalleychamber.com

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Howlin’ Dan is Back!

Live performance with this highly acclaimed musician. The Snoring Sasquatch, Creston snoringsasquatch.com

July 15–17 12th Annual Star Belly Jam Music Festival

Live music from international and local talent, arts, crafts, kids’ activities and more! Crawford Bay 250.227.9510 | starbellyjam.org

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Leah & Friends: A Musical Farewell

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Quilt Show & Tea

Join the Creston Valley Quilters Guild for a showcase of traditional and artistic quilts. Creston Community Complex crestonevents.ca

May 2–6

Focus on Youth

Vocal, instrumental, dance and drama performances by students. Location TBA cvmta.ca

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Performance Poetry Slam

Read aloud, using poetic devices such as rhyme, rhythm, alliteration and onomatopoeia. The Snoring Sasquatch, Creston snoringsasquatch.com

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70 Years of Blossom Festivals

Exhibition highlighting the history of this important local annual event. Creston Museum 250.428.9262 creston.museum.bc.ca


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70th Annual Creston Valley Blossom Festival

Street fair, kids’ events, Blossom Fest parade chili cook-off and more! Various Venues, Creston 250.428.4284 blossomfestival.ca

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22nd Annual Square Dance Festival

Authentic dancing fun, with live “Caller” and “Cuer” guests from Montana and Idaho. West Creston Hall 250.402.6618 swanvalleyswingers.squaredance. bc.ca

June 4

Creston Valley Rotary Club Wine & Art Show

Salmo River Ranch, Salmo shambhalamusicfestival.com

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Old-Fashioned Tea

Dainty sandwiches, sweet desserts and lemonade: a perfect summer treat! Reservations recommended. Creston Museum 250.428.9262 creston.museum.bc.ca

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Yahk Summerfest and 105 Homecoming

All-day entertainment with food, fun and dancing! Yahk crestonevents.ca

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Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Visit arts, culture and heritage studios and galleries on the twoday self-guided tour. Various venues, see web for map 250.352.2420 cbculturetour.com

Enjoy an evening of local wine and art. crestonevents.ca

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Kids’ Day

A day for kids of all ages to enjoy games, dress-up, ice cream, candy and great fun! Creston Museum 250.428.9262 creston.museum.bc.ca

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Canada Day Celebrations

From small dinghy to large cruisers, all sailboats are welcome! Lakeview Store and Marina, Gray Creek 250.227.9491 | crestonevents.ca

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100th Annual Kootenay Lake Agricultural Fall Fair

Celebrate this amazing centennial event with a showcase and judging of homegrown produce, flowers, crafts, art and photography. Great family fun!

Coffeehouse / Open Stage

All performers welcome to play an instrument, sing, read poetry, tell jokes—anything really! Friday Nights The Snoring Sasquatch, Creston snoringsasquatch.com

April 27 – September 17 Office Evolutions

A special exhibit about the ever-changing world of office technology. Creston Museum 250.428.9262 creston.museum.bc.ca

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Artifact or Artifiction? Can you uncover the “false entry” among the 11 true historical artifacts? Mysterious indeed! Creston Museum 250.428.9262 creston.museum.bc.ca

June 17 – September 6 16th Annual Creston Valley & East Shore ArtWalk

Drop in on area businesses, galleries, studios and more, for the best in local talent! Various Venues, Creston and East Shore crestonevents.ca

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Cake, games, pie-eating contest, music and fireworks! Centennial Park, Millennium Park, Creston Community Complex 250.428.4342 | crestonevents.ca

Gray Creek Sailing Regatta

April 1 – 29

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The Villain Wore a Dirty Shirt

Live on stage with the Footlighters Company. Prince Charles Auditorium, Creston crestonfootlighters.com

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Creston Valley Fest

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Shambhala Music Festival

Electronic music event featuring local and international live DJ sets, plus free camping!

Creston Museum

Live music, vendor market, and kids’ events. Mountainpark Resort, Creston crestonevents.ca

Enjoy fun and games all day, for kids of all ages at the Annual Creston Museum Kids’ Day on June 11.

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September 9 – 10 Creston Valley Fall Fair

Juried exhibitions of farm and garden produce, livestock, baking, arts, crafts, plus youth exhibits and entertainment. Creston Community Complex 250.428.2920 | crestonvalleyfallfair.com

Crawford Bay crestonevents.ca

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Quilt Show and Sale

From antique to modern, with everything in between, there’s a quilt for everyone. Creston Museum 250.428.9262 creston.museum.bc.ca

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Blue Heron Half Marathon & 10K Run

Pre-register for this fun, friendly race through Creston’s wetlands and wilderness. Creston Valley Wildlife Centre 250.428.5105 blueheronhalfathon.ca

October 15

26th Annual Creston Ducks Unlimited Fundraiser Live and silent auctions, raffle draws, great food and fun. Creston Community Complex 250.428.7581 ducks.ca

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Oktoberfest

Cocktails, dinner and dance. Creston Community Complex 250.428.3545 crestonevents.ca

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Halloween Hysteria

Spooky fun for children 11 years and younger. 250.428.7127 rdck.bc.ca/creston

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Annual Harvest Ball

Creston Festival of the Arts

Creston Community Complex 250.428.2920 crestonevents.ca

A celebration of local performing artists! crestonfestivalofthearts.ca

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Art Council Annual Christmas Art & Craft Fair

Explore 65 booths with handmade artists’ and artisans’ works from across the Kootenays. Creston Community Complex 250.428.2527 crestonvalleyarts.org

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IMAGES 2011 Art Show & Sale Original works of art, including paintings, pottery, fibre art and sculpture, with featured local artists. Rotacrest Hall, Creston 250.428.4091 crestonvalleyarts.org

Markets May–September Creston Valley Spring Farmers’ Market

Local produce, baking, crafts and entertainment. Yummy! Every Saturday Millennium Park, Creston 250.977.5362 crestonvalleyfarmersmarket.ca

December 1–3

For more great events, please visit crestonevents.ca and the websites listed above. All dates were correct at press time.

Aladdin

Live on stage with the Footlighters Company. Prince Charles Auditorium, Creston crestonfootlighters.com

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Santa Claus Parade and Festival

Christmas movies, crafts, photos with Santa, and a parade! Various Venues, Creston 250.428.4342

July–September Creston Valley Farmers’ Market

A midweek special treat! Every Wednesday Spirit Square, Creston 250.977.5362 crestonvalleyfarmersmarket.ca

July 3–September 4 Sunday Garden Market Fresh and local, weekly! Every Sunday Crawford Bay Park 250.227.9205 kootenaylake.bc.ca

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Celebrate the performing arts with local talent at the Annual Creston Festival of the Arts from March 5 - 11, 2012.

Creston Valley Autumn Farmers’ Market

Fresh, local harvest goodies! Every Saturday Morris Flowers & Garden Centre, Creston 250.977.5362 crestonvalleyfarmersmarket.ca


Culture & History

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n the presence of the Creston Valley’s beauty, one can’t help but be inspired. This is definitely true for all the artists and artisans hard at work in the area.

With such grace and majesty at their doorsteps, artists are drawn to the area, and often set up shops right in town, where you can see them at work and purchase their wares. For a special treat, take a tour of participating businesses, shops, galleries and more during the Annual Creston Valley & East Shore ArtWalk, every summer from June to September (see page 8). Visit the Creston Museum to discover the area’s history and where its future is headed. With two buildings, exhibits indoors and out, and artifacts in every available space, there’s always something to do here! Don’t miss the model railway and the delightful little red schoolhouse. Between stops in downtown Creston, be sure to take part in a self-guided “Mural Wall Tour.” Started by a local artist over 30 years ago, the idea was to express different facets of life and history in Creston, and today represents the city’s commitment to the arts community.

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Besides having a stunning landscape, Crawford Bay is home to an abundance of shops and studios where you can bring the whole family to watch talented artists at work. Park your car and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the community, with many studios within walking distance of each other. You’ll find hand-loomed scarves, hand-forged ironwork, hand-blown glass, pottery, copper enameled jewellery, wall art, handcrafted brooms, as well as woodcarvings. Best of all, after watching a piece being made, you can bring it home with you, to enjoy its beauty for as long as you like! Artisans of Crawford Bay: 250.227.9467 | artisansofcrawfordbay.com

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Get Outside!

Mountain & Road Biking With easy grades on the valley floor offering gentle terrain for the whole family to enjoy, in addition to some of the best intermediate and advanced trails around, the Creston Valley is perfect for bike vacations. For great mountain biking, check out these trails accessed via old logging roads: Mount Thompson, Arrow Mountain, Lakeview-Arrowcreek and Mount Midgely. Road bikers will enjoy these popular loops: Wynndel, Canyon Lister and West Creston.

Great Golf!

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Throughout the Valley and all along the East Shore of Kootenay Lake, you’ll find amazing courses with beautiful scenery and challenging designs. Check out these favourites. Creston Golf Club: (18-hole) Professionally designed and immaculately maintained, just minutes from town! 1800 Mallory Road, Creston | 250.428.5515 | crestongolfclub.com Kokanee Springs Resort: (18-hole) Considered the pinnacle of Kootenay golfing, this amazingly beautiful course will astound you. 16082 Woolgar Road, Crawford Bay | 250.227.9226 | kokaneesprings.com Also visit the Riondel Golf Course, Canyon Heights Golf Course and Cheyenne Creek Mini Golf for some great family fun.

Fishing Top anglers come for the thrill of catching the “big one” on Kootenay Lake, internationally recognized for its Kokanee salmon, Gerard Rainbow and Bull trout. Nearby Duck Lake offers some of the best bass fishing in the province, as well as renowned winter ice fishing. Both areas are just a short drive north of Creston along Highway 3A.

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The wide open spaces of the Creston Valley are perfect for cross-country skiing, and with so many trail options around, you’ll never get tired of exploring this breathtaking area. Head to the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area for wildlife-filled cross-country trails, or venture further out of town to nearby Whitewater Ski Resort (Nelson, BC), Red Mountain Resort (Rossland, BC) or the downhill area in Salmo, just 45 minutes from Creston for alpine fun.

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aturally stunning and peacefully serene, the Creston Valley makes a great spot for a quiet vacation. But don’t let the tranquility fool you: there’s plenty of heartracing activity here!


Wetlands & Wildlife The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA) is a rich and biologically diverse area. Over 300 species of birds, 57 species of mammals and 29 species of fish, reptiles and amphibians call the area home. Many of these are species at risk: endangered, threatened, vulnerable or considered of special concern at a provincial and/or federal level. The CVWMA is internationally recognized as a wetland of importance (Ramsar site). It consists of 17,000 acres of wetland habitat, part of a valuable chain of wetlands from the Arctic Ocean to California. The wetland is also recognized nationally as an Important Bird Area and is a major destination for migrating tundra swans, greater whitefronted geese and a vast array of waterfowl. Marvel at the 6 species of grebes, great blue herons and the rare Forster’s terns – which breed nowhere else in BC. Keep a lookout for moose, elk and the rare Coeur d’Alene salamander. (Map 3, A6) West Creston Road (off Highway 3) | 250.402.6908 | crestonwildlife.ca

Wildlife Interp Centre 11 km west of Creston on Hwy 3

• Guided Canoe & Walking Tours • Hiking & Biking Trails • Wildlife Viewing • Educational Displays • Science Lab • Gift Shop

Centre open May - October Programs & Tours May - August contact us @ (250) 402 6908 • askus@crestonwildlife.ca

www.crestonwildlife.ca

Creston & District Community Complex Drop in to the Creston Valley's newly renovated Community Centre to Relax, Recreate and Rejuvenate! • Competition 25 metre 5 lane lap pool

• Hot Tub, steam room and aquatic climbing wall

• Fully equipped fitness centre with track

• Fitness studio, banquet hall w/kitchen, meeting rooms

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• Leisure Pool with Lazy River

• Park area with soccer, baseball, volleyball and much more!

Handicap accessible

WE ARE LOCATED AT: 312 - 19th Ave N, Creston BC Ph: 250-428-7127 For more info: email: crestonrec@rdck.bc.ca www.rdck.bc.ca • Experience it!

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Driving the Selkirk Loop Creston Valley and the communities along the East Shore of Kootenay Lake are part of the International Selkirk Loop, a unique 450-kilometre (280 mile) scenic driving tour that winds through British Columbia, Idaho and Washington State. The Loop stretches north to Kootenay Bay, site of the world’s longest free ferry ride across to the West Shore of Kootenay Lake and south through Nelson and Salmo, BC and Sandpoint, Idaho, then back up through Bonners Ferry, to end again in Creston. The drive is popular with travellers of all kinds, and is particularly great fun on a motorcycle! If you cross the international border into the U.S., be prepared to show a valid passport and proper identification. Refer to Canada Border Services Agency (cbsa.gc.ca) and visit selkirkloop.org to learn more about this scenic journey.


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Lakeview

• Grocery with Local & Natural Foods • Soup & Sand, Local Roasted Coffees • Gas, Rural Liquor Agency, Post Office • Campground & Marina • Motorcycle Friendly

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1013 Canyon Street, Creston 106 33rd Avenue S. Highway 3, Erickson Office: 250-428-2234 Toll Free: 1-877-428-2234

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SOUVENIR ITEMS PAINTINGS & SCULPTURES JEWELRY & WATCHES NAME BRAND FRAGRANCES CRYSTAL GIFTS PORCELAIN GIFTS AND MORE

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Serving the Kootenays

Kemlee Equipment Ltd. For all your new or used Kubota, Farm King/Allied, Massey Ferguson, Hesston, Westward Parts, Sales, Parts & Service.

21

DALE ST

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vehicle needs, see Kokanee Ford. 428-2206

428-2254

1-800-262-7151

1241 Northwest Blvd.

kemlee@telus.net

kokanee@kootenay.com sales@kokaneeford.com

5

Creston

McLAREN ST MURDOCH ST

DISCOVERY REAL ESTATE 100% Locally owned and Independently operated

2 OFFICES TO SERVE YOU IN THE CRESTON VALLEY 1013 Canyon St. Creston 106 33rd Ave. S. Hwy 3 Erickson Toll Free: 1-877-428-2234 Office: 250-428-2234

ALDER ST

4

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www.remaxcreston.com

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CRESTON VETERINARY HOSPITAL

22 AVE S

Millennium Park 1

23 AVE S

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25 AVE S

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3

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20 AVE N

CRESTON VALLEY MOTEL

PINE ST

VANCOUVER ST 21 AVE N

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Creston & District Community Complex

Burns Farstad Park

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DOGWOOD Knowledgeable healthST CEDAR ST staff to assist you on your journey to optimal • Organic bulk herbs, spices, and food products • Homeopathics • Tinctures CEMETERY • Specialty teas • Essential Oils • Healthy snacks • Farm fresh eggs CEDAR ST • Supplements • Personal care products • Wheat & gluten-free items • In-store specials and discounts

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Tel: 402-0033 | 120A 11th Ave N. 11 (behind PharmaSave) | email: goldenherb@telus.net BIRCH ST

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6 AVE S

Natural Health...Healthy Lives!

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250-428-2225

2

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MURDOCH STWestern

& Greek Cuisine Outdoor Dining Patio MURDOCH 1418 Canyon St 3

Tues-Sat 10am - 5pm July & August Daily 10am - 5pm 1132 Canyon St., Creston www.ptgallery.ca

ALDER ST 250.428.5141

Luxury Rooms & Kitchenette Suites

14 AVE N

1

8 AVE N

OAD

MURDOCH ST

9 AVE N

RAILR

• Over 50 local & regional artists

12 AVE N

DR

• Fine art & handcrafted gifts

REGINA ST

5 AVE N

Creston

Painted Turtle Gallery

IBBITSON ST

4 AVE N

10 AVE N

5 - downtown

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4 AVE S

CAVELL ST

7 AVE N

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DALE ST

SCOTT ST

McLAREN ST

Locally Roasted Coffee Speciality Coffees Icy Cold Drinks Fresh Breakfast & Muffins Grilled Sandwiches Fresh Soups & Salads Homemade Treats MURDOCH ST Natural Bison Meat

250-428-5730 1215 Canyon St

Creston

We make it easy to bring home the electronics & accessories you crave at a price you love! 1011 Canyon St., Creston BC V0B 1G0 Ph: (250) 428-7873 Fax: (250) 428-7826 thesourcecreston@gmail.com 5

4

Eat. Drink. B for Buffalo

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ST

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RCMP 1124 Canyon St., CreSton

LRO RAI

250-428-2568 10

24 AVE S

20 AVE S

250-428-9494

1605 Dogwood St., Creston

ELM ST

DOGWOOD ST

LICENSED RESTAURANT

CEDAR ST

CEDAR ST

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner 22 AVE S

Millennium Park

OUTDOOR GARDEN COURTYARD

International Cuisine & Coffees BIRCH ST Vegetarian & Traditional Favourites BIRCH ST OPEN DAILY Mon – Sat 6am – 8pm | Sun 8am – 3pmBIRCH ST 18 AVE S

CEDAR ST

DR. ROBERT MCLEODUNSET BLVD DR. LEANNE SACKNEY C00K ST DR. STEPH RHEBERGEN

ELM ST

16 AVE S

Souvenirs & Summer Toys

S

19 AVE S

18 AVE S DOGWOOD ST

3

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Creston 7 PINE ST Veterinary CRAWFORD ST Hospital

PINE ST

Farm & House Call Service 24 Hr Emergency Service by PhoneCANYON ST

COOK ST

COLLEGE OF THE ROCKIES

250-428-2000 JUNIPER ST

23 AVE S

12 1

CANYON ST

P

20 AVE N

PINE ST

PLAY GROUND

19 AVE N

SKATE BOARD

918 Pine Street

ST

24 AVE N

BALL DIAMONDS

6

VANCOUVERMechanical, Tires, Alignments

23 AVE N

VANCOUVER ST

VOLLEY BALL

22 AVE S

Burns Farstad Park

A team of tire professionals to serve you 6 days per week. Locally owned & operated.

HORSE SHOE PITS

CRESTON & DISTRICT COMMUNITY COMPLEX

22 AVE N

SOCCER FIELD

21 AVE S

16 AVE N

HILLSIDE ST

21 AVE N

H ST

• • • • • • • •

www.abreakintimecaffe.com

1417 CANYON STREET, CRESTON | 250-428-5619 9 ASH ST

ASH ST

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Creston We Have

Great Products.

• Your Flooring Specialists • Window Coverings 1518 Northwest Blvd. Creston, BC V0B 1G6 Tel 250.428.2426

1

nufloorscreston@shawbiz.ca

www.nufloorscreston.ca

With More

Survey Equipment • Bostitch • Hitachi, Paslode, Nailers, Supplies & Repairs • Skidsteer & Attachments • Concrete, Tile & Drywall Tools • Hilti Fastening Systems • Abrasives, Painting Equipment • Generators, Pumps • Post Augers • Auto, RV, Farm Batteries • Shindaiwa • Compressors, Excavator, Post Pounder • BBQs & Party Supplies 2 • Give us a call — too many to list

Northtown Rental

Sales & Service 428-5961 1432 Northwest Blvd

Open 7 Days A Week 11-1000 Creston Valley Mall (250) 428-3969 3

Helen St

Industrial/Safety/Tools Industrial Supply Store Marine Service, Marine Service and Accessories

Balloons, Party Stuff, Canada Souvenirs, Seasonal Items, Cards, Toys, Candles,Incense, Housewares, Electronics & Much, Much More!

11

3A

North West Blvd

Collis St

3

Open 7 Days a Week 3-1000 n.W. Blvd., Creston 250-428-2555 10

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B.C.’s very own food people.

1

2 4 5

wy

An active part of the community and proud of it.

Payne St

Smart Service

Your

EvErything You Need

11

9

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1st Ave NW 2nd Ave

2

1000 feet 300 metres

CVWMA

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4

100%al Natur

Speciality Coffee Smoothies French Crêpe Panini Taco Poutine Donair Ice Cream

5

www.famousfritz.ca

RV

Locally owned & operated

1420 Northwest Blvd.

8 10 6 3

1431 Northwest Blvd, Creston, BC

Cavell St

Devon St

parking

Dine In or Take Out

(250) 428-2726

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View

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Crowsnest Hwy

Complete Service & Parts Department for all makes and models. 7 Kioti Tractors & Implements, Montana Tractors, LS Tractors, Cub Cadet/Yanmar, Bush Hog, Complete irrigation product line

“We Service What We Sell”

7

21

1134 Highway 21 North, Creston 250-428-9610 kootenayag@telus.net

Warehouse Pizza

8

Eat In Take Out Delivery

– Pizza – Wings – Caesar Salad

– Cheese Bread – Beverages – Cinnaboltz

428-0069

1335 NW Blvd www.warehousepizza.ca

9

We make pizza like homemade!

Ice cream coffee

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21

2nd Ave

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Phone: (250) 428-2294 Toll Free: 1-888-853-6465 Dr

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Lottery

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5128 Highway 3A 10 km. North of Creston on Hwy. 3A T: 250-866-5314

Lakeview

VIEW POINT

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3

1

WILSON RD

Arrowcreek

LAKEVIEW- ARROWCREEK RD

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Liquor Store ■ Groceries ■ Fishing/Camping Supplies FLATSLicences ■ Fishing/Hunting ■ Lotto ■ Post Office ED GHE ■ Propane & Gas Bar LOU ■ Marked Gas ■ ATM ■ Fireworks ■

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3

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PAC

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FOSTER

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kootenay lake ferry schedule rOuTe: Balfour/Kootenay Ferry offers ferry services between Balfour Terminal (west side), 35 km (21 miles) from Nelson on Highway 3A and Kootenay Bay Terminal (east side), 70 km (43 miles) from Creston on Highway 3A. crOssING TIMe: About 35 minutes, plus 15 minutes of loading/unloading. Crossing distance is 8.8 km (5.5 miles). For specific date information please contact 250.229.4215 or visit westernpacificmarine.com

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Vessel NaMe M.V. Osprey 2000 M.V. Osprey 2000 M.V. Osprey 2000 M.V. Balfour M.V. Osprey 2000 M.V. Balfour M.V. Osprey 2000 M.V. Balfour M.V. Osprey 2000 M.V. Balfour M.V. Osprey 2000 M.V. Balfour M.V. Osprey 2000 M.V. Osprey 2000 M.V. Osprey 2000

BalfOur TerMINal Summer Winter 6:30 am 6:30 am 8:10 am 8:10 am 9:50 am 9:50 am 10:40 am 11:30 am 11:30 am 12:20 pm 1:10 pm 1:10 pm 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 2:50 pm 3:40 pm 4:30 pm 4:30 pm 5:20 pm 6:10 pm 6:10 pm 7:50 pm 7:50 pm 9:40 pm 9:40 pm

All times are Pacific Time. KOOTeNay Bay TerMINal Summer Winter 7:10 am 7:10 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:40 am 10:40 am 11:30 am 12:20 pm 12:20 pm 1:10 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 3:40 pm 3:40 pm 4:30 pm 5:20 pm 5:20 pm 6:10 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:40 pm 8:40 pm 10:20 pm 10:20 pm

suMMer: The M.V. Balfour commences operation in the third week of June each year, up to and including Labour Day.

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Food services on M.V. Osprey 2000 only. capacity: MV Osprey: 80 passenger car capability, 250 passenger capability. MV Balfour (summer only): 28 passenger car capability, 150 passenger capability


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Map 8MAP 8 - CRAWFORD

Crawford Bay

D WA

Street Map Coordinates

D DS R

Street Map Coordinates

CENTRAL RD

PE DRA

3A TO GRAY CREEK

Street Map Coordinates 26 Ave N 27 Ave N 27 Ave S 28 St 30 St 32 Ave S 32 St 33 Ave N 33 Ave S 33 Ave 35 Ave N 35 Ave 36 Ave N 36 Ave 36 St 37 St 38 St 40 Ave 40 St 43 St 44 St 46 St 48 St 51 St 52 St

4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 7 3 7 3 7 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

H3 H3 F4 F3-G3 F3 F4-5 G3,H3 G5 F5 C1 G5-6 D1 G5-6 D1 H3 E3-F3,F3 F4-G4 G5 E4, H4 G4-H4 G4, H4 G4 G5-H5 G5-H5 H5

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Explore Kootenay Lake Spanning more than 140km (87 miles) in length, Kootenay Lake is BC’s third-largest natural lake, and one of the prettiest! It’s the perfect spot for outdoor activity all year and great for relaxing vacations. Check out these picturesque East Shore communities to discover local talent, natural beauty and genuine hospitality. (Map 1,2,7,8) kootenaylake.bc.ca

Wynndel: This charming town was the site of the first strawberry co-operative in 1912, but today it’s famous for awesome “pick-your-own-fruit” roadside farm stalls and gorgeous vistas of Kootenay Lake merging with the Creston Valley. Postcard worthy photo opps? You bet!

Sirdar: One-of-a-kind local artwork and handicrafts await you in Sirdar’s historic, family-run General Store, in addition to stellar bass fishing and serene bird watching at nearby Duck Lake. Motorized crafts are prohibited on Duck Lake making it perfect for canoeing, kayaking and moonlit swims. Locals especially love winter ice fishing here.

Sirdar Pub & Grill Est. 1925

Enjoy the majestic scenery and homemade food in the pub

Good Food, Good Fun, Bring a Friend Motorcycle Friendly

Kitchen open til 10pm daily

20 Minutes from Creston 250-866-5522

Crawford Bay: Home to dozens of artists’ studios where you can see blacksmiths, potters, glass-blowers and decorative broom-makers live in action, this is an artist’s mecca! Of course, the area also boasts the world-class championship Kokanee Springs Golf Resort, for some “après-art” exercise.

Riondel: Head north past Kootenay Bay to find this tranquil village and the beautiful Yasodhara Ashram. Take a peaceful tour of the Ashram or stroll around the quaint city streets. Zen indeed.

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Cottages for rent: • 7 fully furnished 2 bedrooms with kitchenettes • Open all year • Special monthly winter rates Restaurant: • Lakeside view w/sundrenched patio • Licensed restaurant • Authentic Italian food & Western cuisine Marina: • Full service • Boat launching • Mooring • Gas Campground: • Full hook-ups • Tenting • Ice • Flush toilets • Showers • Laundry • Permanent sites available Wireless high speed internet available.

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13165 Hwy. 3A, Boswell bayshoreresort@hotmail.com

www.bayshoreresort.ca

250-223-8270/71 • 250-354-4370

Kokanee Springs Golf Resort ... it’s the course out here. A graceful championship course framed by panoramic views from every side makes for an unforgettable golfing experience. The Lodges of Kokanee Springs offers preferred accommodation with casual elegance and mountain side serenity at a surprisingly affordable price. Treat yourself to a soak in our spacious outdoor hot tub, a spa treatment at the Cedar Moon spa or a delicious meal at Bunker's Grill. Just 60 minutes north of Creston on Kootenay Lake, but miles away from the ordinary. Visit us on-line to view our reasonable year round accommodation rates.

Crawford Bay 250-227-9226 | Toll Free 1-800-979-7999 | www.kokaneesprings.com


East Shore Kootenay Lake

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he communities “up the lake” invite you to come explore the East Shore for a day, a week, for a lifetime. Enjoy the Community Fitness Centre at our new school (open early mornings and evenings). Then relax, visit our businesses, historical sites, art venues, trails and beaches, and...

Enjoy our spectacular nature! For a free brochure & a complete listing of Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce members and local events: www.kootenaylake.bc.ca

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Destiny Bay Resort

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Get away from it all. Lodge, cottages, private beach, sauna. Rates include 4-course gourmet dinner & breakfast buffet. Reservations 800-818-6633. Boswell. 250-223-8234. www.destinybay.com

Log lodge seminar building, accommodations: 4 BR/2 BA Mandala house for 6-8 people with full kitchen, 30' tipi for 6-8 people. Gray Creek. info@tb2.ca

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Pilot Bay Resort

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Yasodhara Ashram Relax, reflect, rejuvenate.

Lakeview Community grocery store, liquor agency, gas. Lakeshore RV and • Grocery with Local & Natural Foods tenting, studio and one bedroom suites, • Soup & Sand,marina. Local Roasted Coffees • Gas, Rural Liquor Agency, Post Office Motorcyle friendly. Gray Creek. 877-227-9311. • Campground, Kitchenette, Marina www.kootenaylakeview.com • Motorcycle Friendly the

14729 Hwy. 3A Gray Creek Tel: 1-877-227-9311

www.kootenaylakeview.com B&B on heritage 50 acre estate in Crawford Bay. Exquisite decor, delicious breakfast. Crawford Bay. 250-227-9233. www.wedgwoodcountryinn.com

Chalets, motel rooms, RV & campsites in treed setting, close to sandy beach, artisans, golf. Crawford Bay. 800-448-9292. www.kokaneechalets.com Fine Dining Restaurant. Wood-fired oven. Eat in or take out. Europeanstyle motel rooms. Kootenay Bay. 250-227-6906. www.boccalino.ca First class accommodations, cabin & chalets, waterfront RV sites, sandy beach, boat moorage. Experience Kookenay Lake fishing. Charter a 24' cruiser with bathroom and professional guide. Includes fishing equipment and tackle. Kootenay Bay. 250-227-9441. www.pilotbayresort.com

Established in 1962, offering year-round workshops, yoga courses & classes. Browse our bookstore. Open 9:30-6pm. All are welcome to visit our grounds and temple. Kootenay Bay. 250-227-9224. www.yasodhara.org

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Hospitality suites on the lakeshore, private and quiet. Riondel. 250-225-3492. www.watersedgebb.ca General store carrying groceries, liquor agency, fishing & hunting licenses. Summer hours 9-8 seven days a week. Riondel. 250-225-3214. riondelmarket@bluebell.ca’

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CRESTON VALLEY FARM & MARKET TOURS WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF AGRICULTURE AND THE SERENE BEAUTY OF THE CRESTON VALLEY! Nestled between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains, the Creston Valley is known as the “Agritourism Capital of the Kootenays”. Visit a farm market, tour a fromagerie and taste excellent cheese, enjoy delectable lunches and fresh fruit desserts, tour farms to learn about how food is grown, or savour a glass of wine while taking in the panoramic mountain views. “Farm to table” means fresh and delicious in the Creston Valley!

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Strawberries ........................ June 20-July 10 Raspberries ................................... July 10-21 Cherries ............................ July 20-August 25 Pie Cherries ...................................July 23-30

SOFT FRUITS

Apricots .......................... July 20-August 12 Peaches .................. August–September 15 Plums ..................August 15-September 15

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Transparents...................... July 25-August 7 Wealthy (pies) ...... August 15-September 15 Sunrise.............................................August 20 Tydeman Red ....................... September 1-15 McIntosh ...................................September 15 Spartan ............................................ October 1 Delicious .......................................... October 7

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Bartlett ........................................September 1 D’Anjou ..................................... September 30

VEGETABLES

Asparagus ............................ 1st week of May Potatoes ................................................July 25 Tomatoes ...........................................August 1 Peppers............................................August 10 Pickling Cukes ................................August 10 Table Cukes .....................................August 10 Corn ..................................................August 15 Squash ..................................Late September

PRUNES

Italian Prunes .............. Early: September 10 ......................................... Late: September 20 All dates are approximate depending on weather.

MAP 4,E1 1 Millennium Park May - Sept Saturdays, 8am - 12pm Downtown in Spirit Square July - Sept Wednesdays, 3:30pm - 6:30pm Morris Flowers & Garden Centre Oct - Dec Saturdays, 10am - 2pm


“A SLICE OF COUNTRY LIFE” | September 9 & 10 201 1

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Join us in celebrating our 93rd Annual Fall Fair with lots of old fashioned fall fair fun featuring agriculture exhibits, agritourism displays, local entertainers, “100 Mile Diet”, plus 4H beef and 4H horse club demonstrations. Admire the excellent quality of homegrown fruits, vegetables and home made goods. Enjoy the excitement of friends and neighbours challenging each other in friendly competitions for special ribbons and cash prizes! Creston & District Community Complex – 19th Avenue, North Creston Friday September 9, 2pm - 10pm & Saturday September 10, 10am - 7pm Tel: 250.428.2920 | Email: cvfallfair@hotmail.com www.crestonvalleyfallfair.com

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KOOTENAY ALPINE CHEESE COMPANY

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Come visit our certified organic dairy and fromagerie! At our small on-farm cheese shop you may taste our prize winning alpine style artisan cheeses, make purchases, meet the cheesemaker and learn more about how our cheese is made. You are also welcome to peek inside the barns to meet the cows, watch a milking, take a self guided farm tour, or enjoy a pasture walk. Children and families are very welcome! (Sorry, we are unable to give tours of the cheese making facility for bio-security reasons). At the farm, we also sell our own farm raised certified organic pork and ground beef. Our cheese is also available in Creston at: Paul’s Superette, Vital Health, Famous Fritz Meats and Deli, Pick of the Crop, Truscotts Fruit Stands, and the Creston Valley Farmers Market. Email: info@kootenayalpinecheese.com SUMMER HOURS: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10am - 5pm (May to Thanksgiving) WINTER HOURS: Sat only, 10am - 5pm (Thanksgiving to May) | The Harris Family - 3071 16th Street, Creston (right beside Lister Park) | 250.428.9655 | www.kootenayalpinecheese.com

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THE FRESHEST (vegetables grown on our farm – available to purchase in season) MAP 3,B4 THE CRUNCHIEST (picked and pickled in a day) THE TASTIEST PICKLES EVER (using special recipes and fresh spices) 22 Varieties of Pickles to choose from, including Pickled Eggs that are made from our “Free Range” Brown laying hens. Friendly, family oriented location with play center for children and a picnic area. (Washroom available). Come tour our working farm and see what we do. Tours by request only.

SUMMER HOURS: Mon, Wed - Sat, 8am - 3:30pm | Closed Tues & Sun WINTER HOURS: Mon & Thurs, 9am - 3pm Charlene & Larry Rast | 973 Reclamation Road, West Creston Tel: 250.428.8980 | Email: picklepatch@westcreston.ca

SKIMMERHORN WINERY & VINEYARD

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Creston’s first winery invites visitors for free wine tasting in our 1940’s wine shop where you can sample Skimmerhorn’s Pinot Noir, Marechal Foch, Pinot Rosé, Ortega, Pinot Gris, Gewuztraminer and our white blend, Autumn Tryst. At our seasonal Bistro you can sip your favourite Skimmerhorn wine and enjoy tantalizing appetizers and lunches either in our cozy wine shop or while taking in the panoramic view from the tree-canopied deck. All Skimmerhorn wines are produced from grapes grown exclusively on our vineyard. TOURS: Saturdays 2pm - July through September WINESHOP: Open 11am - 5pm Daily, July 1 – August 31 and Wednesday-Sunday, April 20 - June 30 & September 1 - December 24 BISTRO OPEN 11am – 3pm Wednesday - Sunday, May 18 - October 9 Al & Marlene Hoag -1218-27th Avenue, South Creston Tel: 250.428.4911 | Email: wine@skimmerhorn.ca | www.skimmerhorn.ca

TRUSCOTT FARMS

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While growing fruits and vegetables in the Creston Valley since 1912, our family built this market almost 50 years ago. Committed to having a very small environmental footprint, we were the first Canadian producers certified by the European Union’s Good Agricultural Practices program, GobalGAP, in 2004. Our season begins in early spring with bedding plants, along with a range of fruits and vegetables. Our own local product starts with Sutcliff Farms Asparagus in May and our own fresh Strawberries (picked or U-pick) in June. Peaches, Apricots, Apples, Plums, Raspberries and a host of vegetables are here for your enjoyment. Cherries are a specialty of ours—we have been supplying late Creston Cherries to companies like Marks & Spencer and Whole Foods world-wide for a number of years. Stop by and taste what we have worked hard to grow for you. Open Daily April–November, Dawn to Dusk | 3016 Hwy #3 (1 mile east of Creston) | 250.428.4983


Accommodations Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Goat River Bed and Breakfast Nestled within 6 acres of cherry orchard and surrounded by stunning mountain views. We are all about family and friends, and a place to call home away from home. Outdoor pool. Open year round. 1046 Lamont Road Tel: 250.428.7134 goatriverbnb.com #2 Ba Fm Sm Sw

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Pheasants Run B&B We welcome business travelers & vacationers alike. We offer a superb view of the valley, private suites with bathrooms, spacious living quarters, & full, delicious breakfasts in a contemporary setting. Wifi and satellite tv. 1506 1st Avenue NW Tel: 250.428.0045 / Fax: 250.428.0041 www.bbcanada.com/10806.html AC Fm Hi Ba Sm BB4 Map 6

Ec: Electrical hook-ups Fm: Family suites Hi: High speed Ht: Hot tub Ki: Kitchenettes La: Laundry LS: Low season

HS: High season Mv: In-room movies Pt: Pets welcome Pu: Pull-through access Sm: No smoking Sw: Swimming pool Wa: Water hook-ups

Bayshore Resort Come and relax in our fully furnished, 2 BR cottages. Cook your own meals or spoil yourself with Connie's Italian dishes at the Bayshore on the Lake Restaurant. A special place for a vacation or weekend. Cottages open year round. 13165 Highway 3A, Boswell Tel: 250.223.8270/71 or 250.354.4370 email: bayshoreresort@hotmail.com bayshoreresort.ca Be Ctv Ki CC1 Map 2 See ad on page 28

Hotels, Motels & Resorts City Centre Motel Experience an enjoyable rest in our quiet treed location, just one block from downtown amenities. Large family units. Queen beds, DD phones, courtesy coffee. Special for seniors. Off season rates. All A/C. Movie channels. 15 Avenue North, Creston Tel: 250.428.2257 Fax: 250.428.2102 TF Reservations Only: 1.877.506.2211 email: citycentre@shaw.ca crestonvalley.com/citycentre/ AC CC Ctv Ki 100% non-smoking HMR2 Map 4,D3 See ad on page 33

Our Mission...Your Comfort! Air conditioned, tv, fridge, coffee maker, microwave, bbq u Kitchen units u Heated Pool

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u WiFi u Free in-house movies

Your Hosts LiLLian & Dennis Larose

Tel: 250-428-2238 TF: 1-800-665-9904

u Free local calls u Pet friendly

www. sunsetmotelcreston.com

250-428-2229 / 1.800.663.7082 2705 Canyon Street (Hw y 3), CreSton

Creston’s most Convenient Accommodation downtown@kootenay.com

Clean Quiet Affordable

15 Cabin-Like Units Nestled Under Large Cedars

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Hotels, Motels & Resorts

Hotels, Motels & Resorts

Creston Hotel & Suites Guest rooms are styled with hand crafted wood furniture, LCD TVs, mini fridges & wireless internet. Suites with full kitchens, separate sleeping quarters & outdoor green space. Pub & liquor store on site.

Downtowner Motor Inn Centrally located in the heart of the valley. Offering all the amenities for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Open sitting area, conference room, whirlpool, sauna and free high speed wireless. Golf Packages available. Small pets welcome.

1418 Canyon Street Tel: 250.428.2225 Fax: 250.428.9363 crestonhotel.com AC CC Hi Ki Sm LS $75 HS $85 See ad & location on Map 5

Hotels, Motels & Resorts Creston Valley Motel Clean To The Corners! Centrally located on Hwy 3 across from DQ. Walking distance to restaurants, college & rec. centre. Quiet, cozy & affordable accommodation. Fax, print & photocopy services. Free highspeed internet. Hwy. 3, 1809 Canyon Street, Creston Tel: 250.428.9823 TF: 1.866.428.9823 email: info@crestonvalleymotel.com crestonvalleymotel.com AC CC Sm Pt Ki HMR3 Map 4,E2 See ad on page 33

CITY CENTRE

MOTEL

1-877-506-2211 250-428-2257

• Showers • Indoor Pool • Kitchen • Laundry • Wifi 3003 Hwy. 3, Creston

1218 Canyon Street, Creston Tel: 250.428.2238 TF: 1.800.665.9904 email: downtown@kootenay.com downtownercreston.com AC CC Ctv Ht Pt HMR4 Map 4,D3 See ad on page 32

(Less than 1 km east of Creston)

(250) 428-4143

Hotels, Motels & Resorts

The Hacienda Inn 51 air-conditioned units including 1-2 bedroom kitchen suites, private jacuzzi units and executive suites. Heated outdoor pool (seasonal). Cozy lounge and family restaurant overlooking the valley. Free hi-speed wireless internet. 800 Northwest Boulevard, Creston Tel: 250.428.2224 TF: 1.800.567.2215 haciendainn.ca AC Ctv Ki Pt Sw

High Speed Internet

Golf packages for: Creston & Kokanee Springs

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Bring this AD in, and save the HST

See ad on page 33

www.crestonvalleymotel.com

Skimmerhorn

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"Look for the Bright Blue Roof"

• Executive Suites • King Size Beds • Full Kitchens • Flat Screen TVs in Every Room • Air Conditioning • Wireless • Seasonal Heated Pool • Horse Shoes

2711 Hwy 3E Creston, BC

250-428-4009

www.skimmerhorninn.com

• 51 air - conditioned units with fridge • Licensed Family Restaurant & Peppers Sports Lounge • Private/Jacuzzi/Executive /Family suites • 18 1-2 bedroom kitchen suites

• Meeting Facilities • Corporate/Seniors/Family Rates • Golf packages for Creston & Kokanee Springs • Heated outdoor pool (seasonal) • High speed wireless internet

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RV Parks & Campgrounds

Artisans/Crafts

Skimmerhorn Inn Newly renovated, with executive suites, king beds, full kitchens, coffee, fridges, flat screen TVs, large childrens’ playground, family BBQ & games area, golf packages, pets ok, seasonal heated pool. AAA/CAA approved.

Bayshore Resort Camp overlooking Kootenay Lake. Summer fun for the whole family. Beach, swimming, fishing, hiking & lots more. Licensed restaurant. RV & tent sites. Permanent RV sites available. Full service marina. Close to golf and other attractions.

Painted Turtle Gallery Fine Art & Hand-crafted gifts. Browse local art from the Kootenays.

2711 Highway 3 East, Creston Tel: 250.428.4009 TF:1.800.661.1998 skimmerhorninn.com LS-HS $87-$180 AC Ctv Fm Hi Sw

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Hotels, Motels & Resorts Sunset Motel AAA/CAA approved. Free local calls, wireless internet, cable TV & free in-house movies, microwaves, refrigerators, free coffee, combination baths/showers, seasonal heated pool, golf/ team packages. Bus/truck parking. Kitchen units & jacuzzi tubs available. Wheelchair accessible. Pet friendly.

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2705 Canyon Road (Highway 3) Tel: 250.428.2229 / TF: 1.800.663.7082 sunsetmotelcreston.com AC CC Hi Mv Sw HMR6 Map 4,H2 See ad on page 32

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13165 Highway 3A, Boswell Tel: 250.223.8270/71 or 250.354.4370 email: bayshoreresort@hotmail.com bayshoreresort.ca Be Ec La Sh Wa RV1 Map 2 See ad on page 28

RV Parks & Campgrounds Kozy RV Park We are nestled among fruit trees with breathtaking mountain views. Heated indoor pool. We pride ourselves on our clean washrooms and well-maintained grounds. Free wifi. 3003 Highway 3 East, Creston Tel: 250.428.4143 TF: 1.877.428.4143 email: kozygal@kootenay.com Ec La Pt Sh Wa

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Artisans in Action

Artisans of Crawford Bay Take the scenic drive up the east shore of Kootenay Lake to Crawford Bay and see talented artisans in action, all within walking distance. Browse our unique shops for hand-blown glass, forged ironwork, enamelled copper jewellery, pottery, hand woven brooms, and more. Open daily April to mid-October. TF: 1.866.931.8464 artisansofcrawfordbay.com 1 on page 27, ad on page 11 See

Bird Watching/ Wildlife Viewing

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Hotels, Motels & Resorts

RV Parks & Campgrounds

Valley View Motel Located 1 block off Hwy. 3, beside the museum on a quiet hillside overlooking the valley. 15 cabin-like units nestle under large cedars. Smoking outside. Wireless internet. Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom suites.

Mountain Park Resort Large sites amongst 50 ft. cedars overlooking the river. New washrooms – handicap access, sani-stations, laundry, group camping, volleyball, playground & post office. Store, ice-cream, ice, firewood, & local art. Pet friendly. Weekly & monthly rates.

216 Valley View Dr., Creston Tel: 250.428.2336 TF: 1.800.758.9334 email: valleyview@telus.net valleyviewmotel.info AC Ctv Ki La Pt HMR7 Map 4,A6 See ad on page 32

1132 Canyon Street, Creston Tel: 250.428.5141 ptgallery.blogspot.com ptgallery.ca Ad & location on Map 5

4020 Highway 3, Erickson Tel: 250.428.2954 TF: 1.877.428.2954 mountainprk.com #36 Ec Hi La Pt

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Creston Valley Wildlife Area Explore 17,000 acres of wetland habitat. Easy 24/7 access to over 32 kms of trails. View hundreds of species of wildlife. Climb viewing towers, enjoy a guided canoe tour. Interpretation Centre open May-Oct with tours & programs May-Aug. Located 11 km west of Creston on Hwy 3 Tel: 250.402.6908 or 250.402.6900 www.crestonwildlife.ca See ad on page 13, location on Map 3,A6

Golf Courses Kokanee Springs Golf Resort Tucked between the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges on the shores of Kootenay Lake. A must play championship 18-hole golf course. Full-service pro shop, clubhouse, restaurant and “course-side” accommodations are just some of the features that this resort is world renowned for. Crawford Bay Tel: 250.227.9226 TF: 1.800.979.7999 kokaneesprings.com See ad on page 28, location on Map 2


Activities

Dining

Hot Springs & Spa

Family/Eat In/Takeout

Ainsworth Hot Springs Features three odourless pools: 150 foot horseshoe cave, main lounging pool and stream-fed cold plunge. The pools provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy some of West Kootenay’s majestic scenery - Purcell Mountains and Kootenay Lake.

Retro Café Delicious Panini, Sandwiches, authentic Poutine, French Crepes, Donairs (gyros)... Best Smoothies in town. Friendly atmosphere, fast service. Retro Café, the memorable meal experience of your trip. Dine in/take out.

Box 1268, Ainsworth Hot Springs Tel: 250.229.4212 Fax: 250.229.5600 email: info@hotnaturally.com hotnaturally.com See ad on page 5, location on Map 2

1431 Northwest Boulevard, Creston South of Home Hardware on West side Tel: 250.428.2726 Cards: D, MC, V See ad on pages 25 & 35, location on Map 6

International/Traditional Cuisine

Dining Cantonese Sun R Restaurant Smorgasbord 7 days a week. Chinese, western cuisine. Licensed. Seniors & children discounts. Banquet facilities. Daily specials. Comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Great food. Lots of parking. Downtown location. Dine in or take out. Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, 4:30-8:30, Sat-Sun, Holidays 4:30pm-8:30pm. 1510 Canyon St., Tel: 250.428.2414 Fax: 250.428.0523 Cards: DP, MC, V Res: Yes See location on Map 4,D3

Family Dining

1335 Northwest Blvd. (Hwy 3), Creston Tel: 250.428.0069 See ad & location on Map 6

Family/Eastern European Chatka Family Restaurant Eastern European recipes handed down through generations, made from the finest ingredients and served fresh every time. Come taste the flavours of the old country in the heart of Creston Valley. Enjoy family atmosphere. 2808 Hwy 3 E, Creston Tel: 250.428.7200 Cards: DP, MC, V See ad on page 35

1417 Canyon Street, Creston Tel: 250.428.5619 www.abreakintimecaffe.com See ad & location on Map 5

Sirdar Pub & Grill Est. 1925. A wonderful little pub located in Sirdar on scenic Hwy. 3A, just 20 minutes from Creston. Enjoy the majestic scenery and homemade food in the pub. Kitchen open until 10 pm daily. Good Food, Good Fun, Bring a Friend. Motorcycle friendly. 8068 Highway 3A, Sirdar Tel: 250.866.5522 Cards: A, DI, DP, MC, V See location on Map 2

Quick Serve DQ Grill & Chill Join your family & friends at DQ. Eat In, Take out, Drive Thru. 1804 Canyon Street (Hwy 3), Creston Tel: 250.428.9800 See ad & location on Map 5

Credit card codes on page 36

Italian Bayshore on the Lake Restaurant Home cooking, full western menu. Licensed friendly dining overlooking Bayshore Marina with fabulous views of Kootenay Lake & Selkirk mountains. Let us cater your special occasions. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Spacious sundrenched patio. 13165 Highway 3A, Boswell Tel: 250.223.8270/71 or 250.354.4370 bayshoreresort.ca See ad on page 28

Local Favourites Buffalo Trails Locally roasted coffees, espresso bar, homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Eat, drink, B “for Buffalo”. 1215 Canyon St., Creston Tel: 250.428.5730 Ad & location on Map 5

Pub/Lounge/Restaurant Jimmy’s Pub & Grill Serves Western & Greek cuisine. Large outdoor dining patio. 1418 Canyon Street, Creston Tel: 250.428.2225 See ad & location on Map 5

• BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER Dine In or Take Out

(250) 428-2726 1431 Northwest Blvd, Creston, BC

An Eastern European Experience you’ll never forget!

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Warehouse Pizza Absolutely the best pizza in the Kootenays. Eat in, Take out, Delivery!

A Break in Time Caffe “Creston’s Favorite Restaurant”. Enjoy our warm ambiance and convenient downtown location. International cuisine & Coffees plus Vegetarian & Traditional favorites. Fully licensed, private booths, wifi, live music nights, Outdoor Courtyard Garden.

Pub/Lounge/Restaurant

Polish, Ukrainian & German Cuisine Schnitzel, cabbage rolls, pierogi and more.

Open Tues-Sat Ph 250-428-7200 2808 Highway 3, Creston

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Shopping & Services Art Gallery & Gifts

Books/CDs/Coffee/Internet

Coffee Bar/Lottery

Painted Turtle Gallery Fine Art & Hand-crafted Gifts. Visit this jewel to discover hand-crafted items from regional artists. Remarkable work ranges from paintings to adult colouring books!

Black Bear Books Creston’s cultural hub. Providing a wide selection of books, music as well as many unique gift ideas. Fantastic coffee bar serving organic Kicking Horse Coffee and other delicious drinks. Enjoy ArtWalk, pick up local event tickets, check your email, sit on the sundeck.

Grand Central Perks & Blends “Creston’s Best” coffee, baked goods, Foothills ice cream & BC lottery.

1132 Canyon Street, Creston Tel: 250.428.5141 ptgallery.ca ptgallery.blogspot.com See ad & location on Map 5

Automotive Integra Tire Auto Centre Your hometown team of tire professionals here to serve you 6 days per week. Locally owned & operated. 918 Pine Street Tel: 250.428.2000 See ad & location on Map 5

Automotive

Kal Tire “True Service” on tires, alignments, mechanical & custom wheels. 1816 Canyon Street, Creston Tel: 250.428.5396 Fax: 250.428.7612 See ad & location on Map 5 Wednesday, February 2, 2011 11:30:17 AM KalTire 17513 CR11 L.indd

Automotive & RV

Creston Brake & Muffler Mechanical service open 5 days a week. Mon. - Fri. 8-5, Sat. by appt. 132 Northwest Boulevard, Creston Tel: 250.428.7403 See location on Map 4,C3

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Automotive & RV Kokanee Ford For all your new or used vehicle needs, and parts & service, see Kokanee Ford. 1241 N.W. Boulevard, Creston Tel: 250.428.2206 TF: 1.800.262.7151 See ad & location on Map 4,A6

Auto Rentals/Sales Rent A Wreck For all your auto & truck rental needs. Drive a Good Bargain!

1524 N.W. Blvd., Creston Tel: 250.428.9343 rent-a-wreck.ca See ad & location on page 37 Monday, February 9, 2009 10:02:52 AM RentaWreck 11862B CR09 L.indd

1013 Canyon St., Creston Tel: 250.428.2711 blackbearbooks.ca See ad & location on Map 5

Chambers of Commerce Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce Destiny Bay ResoRt 11935 Highway 3A, Boswell. 250.223.8234 destinybay.com timBuktu RetReat CentRe inC. 14434 Highway 3A, Gray Creek. tb2.ca the Lakeview stoRe & CampgRounD 14729 Highway 3A, Gray Creek. 250.227.9367 kootenaylakeview.com weDgwooD manoR 16002 Crawford Creek Road, Crawford Bay. 250.227.9233 wedgwoodcountryinn.com kokanee ChaLets & Rv paRk 15981 Highway 3A, Crawford Bay. 250.227.9292 kokaneechalets.com BoCCaLino RestauRant, moteL & CaBins 16818 Highway 3A, Kootenay Bay. 250.227.6906 boccalino.ca piLot Bay ResoRt & ChaRteR seRviCes 16961 Pilot Bay Road, Kootenay Bay. 250.227.9441 pilotbayresort.com yasoDhaRa ashRam Kootenay Bay. 250.227.9224 yasodhara.org wateR’s eDge B&B 2225 North Riondel Road, Riondel. 250.225.3492 watersedgebb.ca RionDeL maRket 1504 Eastman Avenue, Riondel. 250.225.3214 riondelmarket@bluebell.ca

Tuesday, February 1, 2009 3:38:20 PM GrandCentral Perks 17503 CR11 L.indd

Convenience Store

Porthill Merchantile Fuel services, parcel shipping/ receiving, Selkirk Loop's 1st stop travelling south in Porthill, Idaho. Tel: 208.267.2128 See ad & location on Map 3,F0

Dentists Cavell Street Dental Clinic Dr. Robert S. Armstrong. New patients welcome. 611 Cavell Street, Creston Tel: 250.428.4488

Dollar Store Your Dollar Store with More Offering you the best selection and best prices. Balloons, party stuff, cards, candles, incense, housewares, electronics, souvenirs, gifts, sunglasses, confections, and seasonal items – plus much, much more. Come in and browse. This is a store that you will surely not want to miss. 11-1000 Creston Valley Mall, N.W. Blvd. Tel: 250.428.3969 See ad & location on Map 6

Duty Free Stores Northwest Duty Free Stores Inc. Located between Customs & the Post Office. US Highway 1, Porthill, Idaho Tel: 208.267.5662 See ad & location on Map 3

Duty Stores Monday, Free March 22, 2010 2:41:53 PM NW DutyFree 15005 CR10 L.indd

Northwest Duty Free Stores Inc. 201 Highway 95 North Eastport, Idaho Tel: 208.267.6214 See ad on page 18 location on Map 1

See ad on page 29

Credit Card Codes

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4A-1000 N.W. Boulevard, Creston Tel: 250.428.5282 See ad & location on Map 6

A - American Express DI - Discover

DN - Diner’s Club/EnRoute DP - Direct Payment MC - MasterCard V - Visa


Electronics The Source Bring home the electronics & accessories you crave, at a price you'll love. We have the best names in gaming systems, a dazzling array of digital cameras, camcorders & GPS systems, a vast selection of laptops, desktops & netbooks, plus all the coolest cell & smartphones. 1011 Canyon Street, Creston Tel: 250.428.7873 thesource.ca See ad & location on Map 5

Farm/Lawn Equipment Kootenay AG Equipment

Grocery/Pharmacy/ Bakery/Deli/Meat Overwaitea Foods BC’s very own food people. Open 7 days a week.

3-1000 Northwest Blvd., Creston Tel: 250.428.2555 See ad & location on Map 6

Health Food Store Golden Herb Health Foods Wide selection of health products with friendly knowledeable staff. 120A 11th Avenue N., Creston Tel: 250.402.0033 goldenherb@telus.net See ad & location on Map 5 Monday, March 14, 2011 5:11:05 PM

GoldenHerb 17357 CR11 L.indd Insurance

Wynndel Foods Fill up & stock up on supplies before heading up to the lake. A grocery store with subs and pastries made fresh daily. Purchase lotto, fishing/hunting licenses, liquor & cold beer. ATM, propane & gas bar including marked premium gas for your boats & ATVs. Open 7 days a week. Summer: 6am - 9pm. Winter: 6am-7pm. Big rigs & RVs welcome! 10 km. North of Creston on Highway 3A Tel: 250.866.5314 See ad on page 30, location on Map 2

1000 Northwest Boulevard, Creston Valley Mall Tel: 250.428.2294 / Fax: 250.428.4114 info@crestonvalleyinsurance.com crestonvalleyinsurance.com See ad & location on Map 6

Investment

Government

Mayor Ron Toyota creston.ca Email: Ron.Toyota@creston.ca Tel: 250.428.2214 Government

RDCK Area C - Director Larry Binks rdck.bc.ca Email: ljbinks@yahoo.ca Tel: 250.428.9577 Government

RDCK Area B - Director John Kettle rdckareab.com Email: jrkettlejgalt@shaw.ca Tel: 250.428.5560

Mini Storage East Shore Storage Business & Residential storage. New facility (2009), 24-hour access. Mini storage units are lined with fire-rated drywall: 10' x 10' x 13' high; 10' x 12' x 13' high. Boat & RV storage: 14' high. Contact Les and Joyce Smith.

Jerry Schmalz - Remax Discovery Where you’ll find yourself at home! 1013 Canyon Street, Creston Tel: 250.428.2234 Cel: 250.402.9135 Res: 250.428.7040 See ad on Map 3

East shorE storagE Mini-Indoor Boat & rV

13770 Hwy 3A, Boswell T: 250.223.8422 C: 250.402.8701 Mountain Shores An unspoiled paradise offering a year round recreational development. 28 fully serviced lots are available ranging from 0.6 to 2.5 acres. They are freehold with no time frame to build; coveted leased marina slips available; paved road; fish, fishing and golfing. Kootenay Lake, Boswell Tel: 1.866.678.2489 mountainshores.ca See ad on page 14-15, location on Map 1 & 2

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Nufloors Tile, vinyl, hardwood, carpet, Duradek, railings, and window coverings. Since 1984.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 10:23:13 AM Nufloors 17528 CR11 L.indd

1420 N.W. Boulevard Tel: 250.402.9050 See ad & location on Map 6

Real Estate Creston Valley Insurance Driver's licensing services, vehicle registration & licensing. We also offer home, business, farm, RV and travel insurance. Let our years of experience work for you!

Flooring

1518 Northwest Boulevard, Creston 250.428.2426 nufloorscreston.ca See ad & location on Map 6

Famous Fritz Meats & Deli European trained meat cutter/ sausage maker on premises. Tues-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat: 9am-5pm.

13770 Highway 3A, Boswell Tel: 250.223.8422 Cell: 250.402.8701 Fax: 250.223.8421. eastshorestorage.com info@eastshorestorage.com See ad on page 37, location on Map 2

Complete Service and Parts Department for all makes and models. Full irrigation product line. “We Service What We Sell”. 1134 Highway 21 North, Creston Tel: 250.428.9610 kootenayag@telus.net See ad & location on Map 6

Fishing, Hunting & Camping and Sporting Goods

Meat Market/Deli

428-9343

NELSON 352-5122 TRAIL 364-0211 CRANBROOK 426-3004 CASTLEGAR 365-7100 www.rent-a-wreck.ca

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Currency Guide: Canadian Coins (actual size)

Shopping & Services Rentals & Sales

Real Estate

$2 Veitch Realty – Creston

Commonly known as the Toonie

$1

Century 21 - Veitch realty Century 21 Veitch realty – Creston, your connection to real estate in Creston. We have access to more buyers for your home throughout the Century 21® VIP referral network. For over 35 years we’ve been proud and dedicated to being your realtor. you are #1 to us! 1131 Canyon Street, Creston

Tel: 250.428.9331 Fax: 250.428.5708 TF: 1.866.428.9331 sales@C21Creston.com C21Creston.com See ad on Outside Back Cover. Map 4,C2

Real Estate

Northtown Rental & Sales We have EVERYTHING you need. All types of batteries, tool rentals, sales & service. Looking for something? We’ve got it or we can tell you where to find it. Give us a call - too much to list. Bostich, Hitachi, Shindaiwa, Hilti, Paslode, etc. Open 6 days per week. 1432 Northwest Boulevard, Creston Tel: 250.428.5961 TF: 866.857.7966 See ad and location on Map 6

Veterinarians Creston Veterinary Hospital 24 hr. emergency service available by phone 250-428-9494. 16 Ave. S. & Dogwood St., Creston Fax: 250.428.4872 See ad on page 23, location on Map 4,E1

Commonly known as the Loonie

Visitor Information

25¢

Commonly known as the Quarter

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10¢

Kootenay Lake, Boswell Tel: 1.866.678.2489 mountainshores.ca See ad on page 14-15, location on Map 1 & 2

Real Estate Commonly known as the Dime

Commonly known as the Nickel

Commonly known as the Penny

Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre For accommodations, maps, brochures, & area information. Open year round Monday-Friday (7 days a week, July-August). 121 Northwest Boulevard, Creston Tel: 250.428.4342 TF: 1.866.528.4342 crestonvalleychamber.com See location on Map 4,C3

Welcome Services Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results. ®

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Mountain Shores An unspoiled paradise offering a year round recreational development. 28 fully serviced lots are available ranging from 0.6 to 2.5 acres. They are freehold with no time frame to build; coveted leased marina slips available; paved road; fish, fishing and golfing.

RE/MAX Discovery Real Estate ‘Nobody Sells More Real Estate Than RE/MAX’. CALL or Come See Us. Accredited Buyers Representatives, RE/MAX Referral & Relocation Network, Property Management, Mortgage Services. Fulltime Professionals Serving Creston & area over 25 years. MLS Pkgs. Two Offices: 1013 Canyon St. & 106 - 33rd Ave. S., Creston Tel: 250.428.2234 Fax: 250.428.2526 TF: 1.877.428.2234 remaxcreston.com See ads & locations on Map 3,G5 & Map 4,C2

Hi Neighbour Welcome Service New to the area? Know someone who is? Great gifts, info & maps. Christy Johnston, Hostess Tel: 250.428.7074

Welding Comfort Welding Marine Supplies & Service Industrial Supply Store. 120 Collis St., Creston Tel: 250.428.7464 See ad & location on Map 6


Important Numbers 10-Digit Dialing The Creston Valley and surrounding areas are serviced by the 250 area code. When placing a call, all 10 digits of the number must be dialled.

emergency numbers AMBULANCE / FIRE / POLICE: 911 Creston Valley Hospital 250.428.2286 Poison Control Centre 1.800.567.8911 BC Nurse Line (24-hr health information) 1.866.215.4700 Crisis Line 1.800.667.8407 Report a Forest Fire 1.800.663.5555 | Cell *5555

INFORMATION FOR DRIVERS Creston Radio CIDO 97.7 FM | CFKC AM 1340 BCAA Emergency Road Service 1.800.CAA.HELP (1.800.222.4357) | Cell *222 ICBC Dial-A-Claim (24-hour) 1.800.910.4222 DriveBC road information 1.800.550.4997 | Cell *4997

Tourist INFORMATION

WEBSITES Town of Creston creston.ca Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce crestonvalleychamber.com Creston Valley Tourism Development experiencecreston.com Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce kootenaylake.bc.ca Visitors’ Choice visitorschoice.com Creston Event Listings crestonevents.ca Service BC (government agents office) servicebc.ca BC Ministry of Transportation (road reports, ferry information, maps, distances and other driver travel information) drivebc.ca Kootenay Lake Ferry westernpacificmarine.com Current Weather Conditions weatheroffice.gc.ca Canada Customs cbsa.gc.ca

Arrow Creek Balfour (via ferry) Canyon Crawford Bay Kaslo (via ferry & Balfour) Kingsgate (border crossing) Kitchener Kootenay Bay Nelson (via ferry) Nelson (via Kootenay Pass) Riondel Rykerts Sirdar Salmo Wynndel Yahk

10 80 8 76

6 56 5 47

125

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48 18 81 123

30 11 50 76

121 89 12 19 84 11 42

75 55 7 12 52 7 26

Outside the Creston Valley from Creston to: km

miles

Banff AB Calgary AB Castlegar Coeur d’Alene ID Cranbrook Edmonton AB Fernie Golden Jasper AB Kamloops Kelowna Kimberley Prince George Radium Hot Springs Revelstoke Sandpoint ID Seattle WA Spokane WA Trail Vancouver Vernon Victoria Whistler

391 514 120 182 112 813 205 357 615 530 417 140 1055 253 316 108 680 231 122 737 413 814 857

243 319 75 113 70 505 127 222 382 329 259 87 656 157 196 67 423 144 76 458 257 506 533

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Kootenay Lake Ferry 250.229.4215 Creston and District 250.428.4342 Chamber of Commerce or 1.866.528.4342 Tourism BC 1.800.HELLO.BC (1.800.435.5622) Regional District of Central Kootenay 1.800.268.7325 or 250.352.6665 Greyhound Bus Lines 250.428.3255 Conservation Officer (fish, wildlife permits) 250.428.3220 Avalanche Bulletin 1.800.667.1105 Closest Canada / US Border Crossings: R  YKERTS BC / PORTHILL ID: 13km (8 miles) south of Creston | Hours: 7am to 11pm (winter time differences mean winter hours on the BC side are 8am to 12am) K  INGSGATE BC / EASTPORT ID: 48km (30 miles) east of Creston | Hours: 24 hours / 7 days a week *T  he Creston Valley is on Mountain Time in winter and Pacific Standard Time in summer. Idaho is on Pacific Standard Time all year.

Driving Distances Local driving distances from Creston to: km miles

Distances provided by www.th.gov.bc.ca and Google maps

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