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Creston Valley

Winding through the heart of the Kootenays, the Creston Valley in British Columbia, Canada, emerges as a vibrant hub of the region. Encompassing the charm of its main streets and scenic byways, Creston Valley is celebrated for its lush landscapes, agricultural bounty, and an eclectic mix of artisanal shops, local markets, and unique services. Home to an array of businesses, including boutique retail stores, farm-to-table produce, gourmet delicacies, wellness and beauty services, cozy cafes, and inviting restaurants and pubs, the area serves as a central gathering point for both the community and visitors.

Nestled amidst breathtaking mountains and serene lakes, the Valley is more than just a picturesque destination; it’s a community pulsating with life and culture. The heart of the Valley, especially its renowned Creston Market, stands as a testament to the area’s rich agricultural heritage, offering fresh, local produce and handcrafted goods.

A focal point for social and cultural gatherings, Creston Valley buzzes with events throughout the year. From seasonal festivals celebrating the harvest, local arts, and cultural heritage, to community events such as the Creston Valley Bird Fest and the Blossom Festival, there’s always something happening. The area also boasts outdoor adventures, from hiking and biking trails to birdwatching and fishing spots, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts.

Creston Valley’s distinctive blend of natural beauty, community spirit, and vibrant culture makes it a must-visit destination in the Kootenays, inviting both locals and travelers to immerse themselves in its unique charm and discover all it has to offer.

Buying local has it's benefits.

Small-scale, locally owned businesses create communities that are more prosperous, connected, and generally better off across a wide range of metrics. When we buy from independent, locally owned businesses, rather than national chains, a significantly greater portion of our money is then cycled back through our local economy — to make purchases from our friends’ businesses, to aid our neighbours in need, and to support our local farms, ultimately strengthening the base of our whole community.

Buy Local Creston Valley is a project of Hello Agency Inc.

In 2024, we are partnering with the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce with the funding provided by Columbia Basin Trust.

A special thank you to Kootenay Design Company for their contributions to the project.

Buy Local Creston was initially a project of Kootenay Employment Services in 2021, with the same team from KES managing the project today.

Meet the team

Buy Local Creston Valley is managed by Hello Agency Inc.

Lead by Creative Director, Dylan Leayr and backed by a creative and technical team, Hello Agency promote, advocate and enhance the experience of the businesses in the local community,

Dylan Leayr

Creative Director, Hello Agency

Amy Hotchkiss

Independent Consultant

Sarah Dumas

Creative Director, Koootenay Design Company