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Creston Valley Kootenay Lake, BC

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The Creston Valley Kootenay Lake area, from the hamlet of Yahk-Kingsgate through to the Creston Valley and along the east shore of Kootenay Lake to the Kootenay Bay Ferry, isn’t just a roadway connection from the coast of the west to the prairies of the east. The Route, tucked between the Purcells and Selkirks in the West Kootenays of British Columbia, calls for a pause – connecting people to communities and communities to the land they love, between orchards and wineries, glass houses and glassy lakes.

Locals and visitors experience the rich and abundant lifestyle of our niche communities. From the array of artistic and cultural offerings to fresh and tantalizing food and wine scattered throughout the area to the diverse and enticing recreational opportunities this beautiful landscape provides… you can enjoy your time, with friends and family, as you uncover all the area has to offer.

For those seeking to invest or relocate, Creston Valley Kootenay Lake is at the top of your list. It is a perfect location for lifestyle-entrepreneurs looking to contribute diversification and innovation to the local economy. It is a safe and welcoming place for families to grow together. Most importantly, the lifestyle is a celebration of all the things that cannot be bought: clean air and refreshing waters; trusted neighbours and helping-hands; and loyal, lasting friendships.

Considering to move or invest here?
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  • Increased employment and succession opportunities for all levels of experience.
  • Niche markets are under development or expansion. Examples of growing markets include a medical marijuana facility, specialty finished wood products, organic food and beverage products, and local fruit presses.
  • Growing hospitality and tourism sector. Includes restaurants, accommodations, and leisure activities.
  • Franchise businesses remain stable and thriving.
  • Strong sense of community collaboration and connection. Our local Economic Action Partnership has developed a new economic strategy – allowing us to work together towards shared prosperity.
  • Safe and supportive culture for singles, growing families, and retirees.
  • Several societies, clubs and organizations; representing many interests and initiatives.
  • Easy access to needed amenities, indoor health and recreation facilities, education and schools, employment support, specialty retail, and other professional services.
  • Local farmer’s market open for three seasons – showcasing locally-made, baked, and grown product from the area. Area producers provide options all year-round.
  • A large, talented community of artists and artisans give colour and texture to the Kootenay Lake and Creston Area culture.

Contact Information

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Employment Needs:
Want more information about current and upcoming employment opportunities? Contact the local employment team at Kootenay Employment Services.

Toll Free: 1-855-428-5655
Phone: 250-428-5655

Investment Opportunities:
For each opportunity listing, please contact the direct seller for more information.
For more information on applying for a loan, or how to invest in the area, contact the Creston & District Community Investment Coop. A representative will be in touch within 48 hours.


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