Creston, British Columbia

Creston, British Columbia

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Creston, British Columbia

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<!--Infobox ends-->Creston is a town of 4,826 people in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The town is located just a few kilometers north of the Porthill, Idaho border crossing into the United States and about a three-hour drive north from Spokane, Washington. It is about a one-hour drive southwest from Cranbrook, British Columbia along the Crowsnest Highway. Due to its proximity to the U.S. border, many businesses in the town accept American currency. Similarly, Porthill, the nearby US border town accepts Canadian currency and sells gasoline in litres.

Creston is the eastern terminus of the Salmo-Creston highway constructed in the 1960s as a shortcut to avoid the long route north to Nelson and crossing Kootenay Lake by ferry between Balfour and Kootenay Bay. The Salmo-Creston highway, now Crowsnest Highway, connected with earlier highways eastward of Creston.

Creston is one of the towns in Southeastern British Columbia that does not observe Daylight saving time, Yahk being the other.

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The Creston Valley's economy is largely resource-based with agriculture and forestry along with marijuana production. Many are employed in the service sector, and tourism is increasingly prominent, while government services and educationStatistics Canada...
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