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History About Town 2024

July 15 @ 10:00 AM - July 20 @ 7:00 PM

There’s a lot more to local heritage than just what’s on display at the Museum!

Join us for a jam-packed week of walking tours, cemetery tours, and more.

We’re planning tours of the oldest residential neighbourhoods, a few of downtown Creston, an exploration of Forest Lawn Cemetery tour, a wander through Pioneer Cemetery, and even an investigation of the local grain industry! Want to explore the history throughout the community? We’ve got it!

We’re offering up to three different tours each day of History About Town Week – July 15-20, departing at 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Pick the ones that best suit your schedule and sign up today!


  • $5 per person per tour
  • Book three different tours – $10 per person
  • Sign up for four or five different tours – $15 per person

All tours are entirely outdoors and go rain or shine – please dress accordingly. We recommend hats, sunscreen, water, and good walking shoes.


Space is limited on all tours – advanced booking is recommended!

Click here to go to our sign-up form.

Schedule at a glance for History About Town week, July 15-20, 2024

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 45 minutes.

  • Monday, 15 July, 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, 17 July, 10:00 AM
  • Friday, 19 July, 7:00 PM


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.

  • Tuesday, 16 July, 10:00 AM
  • Thursday, 18 July, 7:00 PM
  • Friday, 19 July, 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, 20 July, 10:00 AM


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.

  • Tuesday, 16 July, 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday, 17 July, 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, 18 July, 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, 20 July, 10:00 AM


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 75 minutes.

  • Tuesday, 16 July, 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 17 July, 10:00 AM


Grain Industry and Elevators: Join us for an exploration of the local grain industry, from the dyking and reclamation of the flats, to the construction and operation of the grain elevators that played a central role in shipping and marketing the grain produced. Park at the Visitor Information Centre and meet us at the downtown grain elevators. Uneven terrain outdoors, uneven floors inside; possible rodent sightings. Approximately 60 minutes.

  • Saturday, 20 July, 7:00 PM

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July 15 @ 10:00 AM
July 20 @ 7:00 PM
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