Don’t leave Empty-Handed!

Whether you are a shop-til-you-drop type, or you are just looking to score the perfect piece to remind you of your Creston experience, our local merchants have you covered. Discover creations by local indigenous artists reflecting Ktunaxa culture and traditions. Find handcrafted crafts and delicacies at numerous farmer’s markets. See how English, Japanese, and Scandinavian design come together with unique wood-fire stoneware pottery. Select some natural, handmade soaps, skincare, and candles to share with friends back home. Go retro at Creston’s vintage clothing or vinyl stores. Scope out the souvenir shops for a memento of your wonderful Kootenay getaway.

You Gotta Eat Here!

For such a small town, Creston has some really big appetites. From local craft beers, spirits, and wine to delicious local and internationally-inspired fare you can take a gastronomical journey right here in town.

Here are some of our favourite places to grab a sip and a bite and connect with friends and loved ones! Wild North microbrewery features live music most weekends, Frisky Whiskey, also with live music and dancing, Golden Flour Bakery serves breakfast and lunch along with many delectable breads and pastries, Fly In The Fiber coffee/smoothie bar, Mountain Barn Bakery with the best donuts in town, Korean Basasak Chicken, Casey’s Community House, Memories of India, and Panago Pizza

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Room For Everyone

The Uptowner welcomes you and your favourite travelling companions with our newly renovated, budget-friendly accommodations. Check out our Deluxe Queen, Single Queen, Two Queen, and Two Double room options and our upgraded amenities. Our pet-friendly policy means we even have room for your furry friends as well!

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Wyndell Wicks candles, Kootenay Livin’ shirts by Carly, Wild North microbrewery beer and apparel, pottery from Pridham Studio, naturally dyed yarns from Duck Lake Naturals. In the summer and fall Creston is a cornucopia of fresh fruits and veggies available from a multitude of family owned farms and fruit stands.

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Fly In The Fibre.  It is a coffee shop/smoothie bar, art gallery, and textile shop all rolled into one, featuring the products of talented local craftspeople.

New And Improved: Cozy Comfort at The Uptowner

New And Improved: Cozy Comfort at The Uptowner

The Uptowner is ready to welcome travellers, families, those working in the region, sports enthusiasts, and adventurers with 22 newly renovated, super-clean, boutique rooms. Each room at the Uptowner is designed with a unique style and boasts 4K HD big-screen televisions (ready to connect to your personal streaming devices), a desk area, sitting areas (deluxe rooms only), and updated bathrooms with a tub and shower. Guests at The Uptowner can enjoy access to Swift internet free WiFi service. We offer complimentary toiletries for your stay and access to hairdryers so you can pack light for your Kootenay adventure in our beautiful Creston Valley.

Come, Stay, And Play. Discover The Uptowner In The Heart Of The Creston Valley.

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