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Creston

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Creston is a town of 5,306 people in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The town is located approximately 10km north of the border crossing into the United States It is about a one-hour and a half 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, which is part of the Crowsnest Highway, connected with earlier highways eastward of Creston.Creston is one of the few towns in British Columbia that does not observe Daylight saving time.
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