Creston (Town) / Erickson / Sirdar
    

Phone : (250) 428-2214
Your Host(s) : Municipal Administration

Creston, BC (Nearby: Alice Siding, Erickson, Canyon, Lister, Arrow Creek)

  • Creston (Town)
  • Erickson
  • Sirdar

238 - 10th Avenue North
Creston, British Columbia
V0B 1G0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies

Description From Owner:
  • Known originally as Seventh Siding, during the construction of the CPR'S Crowsnest line, 1897-8.
  • When the CPR sought to buy land from Fred Little for a townsite here, he stipulated that the new town be named Creston after his hometown in Iowa.
  • Erickson - After E.G. Erickson (1857-1927), CPR superintendent at Cranbrook from 1904 to 1908.
  • Sirdar - Named after Field Marshal Lord Kitchener (1850-1916), who in 1892 was made sirdar (Commander-in-Chief) of the Egyptian army.
  • While sirdar he won the Battle of Omdurman (1898) and established British control over the Sudan as well as over Egypt.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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Attractions:
Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Arrow Mountain, 4km
  • Rykerts Lake, 11km
  • Leach Lake, 11km
  • Mount Thompson, 10km
  • Mount Rykert, 11km
  • Iron Range Mountain, 13km
  • Creston Mountain, 13km
  • Duck Lake, 18km
  • Mount Bohan, 24km
  • Mount Huscroft, 17km
  • Mount Kitchener, 18km
  • Mount Midgeley, 18km
  • Mount Skelly, 30km
  • Mount Cowley, 26km
  • Mount Dickson, 32km
  • Hulme Peak, 23km
  • Mount O'Neill, 31km
  • Steeple Mountain, 27km
  • Jackson Peak, 36km
  • Craig Peak, 38km
  • Kootenay Mountain, 28km
  • Mount Sherman, 37km
  • Putnam Peak, 38km
  • Mount Sommerfeld, 29km
  • Wood Peak, 28km
  • Mount Goodwin, 40km
  • Haystack Mountain, 41km
  • North Star Mountain, 28km
  • Gillis Peak, 42km
  • Akokli Mountain, 41km
  • Boundary Lake, 29km
  • Mount Armitage, 39km
  • Mount Burnett, 33km
  • Mount McGregor, 36km
  • Mount Davie, 43km
  • Yeko Lake, 36km
  • John Bull Mountain, 32km
  • White Grouse Mountain, 48km
  • Cooper Lake, 37km
  • Mount McKay, 48km
  • Ailsa Lake, 49km
  • Mount Irene, 33km
  • Mount Flett, 43km
  • Mayo Lake, 49km
  • Mount Pudifin, 45km
  • Richmond Lake, 42km
  • Snowcrest Mountain, 51km
  • White Boar Lake, 49km
  • Arkansas Lake, 34km
  • Wall Mountain, 36km