We’re planning tours of the oldest residential neighbourhoods, a few of downtown Creston, an exploration of Forest Lawn Cemetery tour, and even a wander through Pioneer Cemetery. Want to explore the history throughout the community? We’ve got it!
We’re offering three different tours each day of History About Town Week – July 18-22, departing at 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Pick the ones that best suit your schedule and sign up today!
Saturday Surprise Tour: Intrigued? Good. We’re keeping this one a secret, but we can tell you this: It is not any of the tours listed below. Sign up for it and we’ll send you an email, a few days before, with all the details of where to meet and what to expect.
Settlers and Pioneers – Pioneer Cemetery: Take a fascinating look at the people who built the community – and explore the strange history of Pioneer Cemetery itself. Meet at the main gate of Pioneer Cemetery, 315-11th Avenue South. Short distance; uneven terrain; some hills. Approximately 60 minutes.
Coming to Canada – Forest Lawn Cemetery: People from all over the world have made an impact on the Creston Valley. Share the stories and experiences of a few of them. Meet at the top of the hill in Forest Lawn Cemetery, 602-36 Avenue North. Short distances, fairly level ground. Tour route may be restricted or adjusted to respect any funeral services. Approximately 60 minutes.
The Dow Addition – Residential Tour: Explore one of Creston’s oldest residential neighbourhoods and “meet” some of the notable people who lived there. Start and end at the main entrance of Adam Robertson School, 421-9th Avenue North. Nine blocks with possible extension to fifteen depending on the group. Narrow streets, few sidewalks, some short steep hills. Approximately 60 minutes.
History Downtown/Great Creston Bank Robbery: Trace the evolution of Creston’s commercial district, the events that made it change, and the evidence it left behind. Plus – we’ll include everyone’s favourite story, The Great Creston Bank Robbery: the weirdest and funniest episode in Creston’s downtown history! Start and end at Visitor Information Centre, 121 Northwest Boulevard. Six blocks, good sidewalks, optional stairs. Approximately 60 minutes.
Admission: $10 per person per tour. Any three tours – $25; any four tours – $30; all five tours $35. Members of the Creston Museum enjoy half price! Space is limited; advance booking is recommended.
All tours are entirely outdoors and go rain or shine – please dress accordingly. We recommend hats, sunscreen, water, and good walking shoes.
This project is funded in part by: