Transportation & Maps
Creston, a featured stop along three driving routes through the Kootenay Rockies region, sits at the edge of the broad Kootenay River Valley, just 15 minutes north of the Canada/US border.
It is also at the southern end of Highway 3A in British Columbia – a scenic highway that winds along the east shore of Kootenay Lake. Motorcyclists come here from all over North America to ride this stretch.
Highway 3, the main southern TransProvincial highway, runs right along Creston's main shopping street. Head east to reach Cranbrook (106km/66mi) and Calgary, Alberta (508km/316mi), or west to the Okanagan Valley (340km/211mi) and Vancouver (739km/459mi). The Creston Valley is also an important route for traffic from the US. Highway 21 heads south to the international boundary, and continues to Sandpoint, ID (107km/66mi), Coeur D'Alene, ID (171km/111mi) and Spokane, WA (229km/142mi).