The wooden grain elevators in Creston are a visual symbol of Canada that is disappearing. In 2018, the Trust purchased the iconic grain elevators to help preserve the region’s history and share it with future generations.
Creston grain elevator moves closer to a rejuvenated future Pass by Creston’s two grain elevators and they’ll look like they have for a long time—historically and visually fascinating but in need of repairs and a good coat of paint. Peek […]
The Slocan Valley Historical Society will be restoring the Merriwake fishing boat thanks to a Columbia Basin Trust grant. There are many approaches used to preserve the region’s history, from installing interpretive signs or offering new museum exhibits, to creating […]
Columbia Basin Trust supports 42 heritage projects with over $2 million Heritage buildings, archives and museum artifacts are part of how communities in the Basin hold onto their histories. To make sure future generations can also benefit from these historical […]
Columbia Basin Trust purchases historically valuable grain elevators As you approach the town of Creston’s downtown core, two rare landmarks stand out: a pair of grain elevators over 80 years old. Representing a Canadian symbol that is rapidly disappearing, the […]
Columbia Basin Trust provides $113,000 for Kaslo’s sternwheeler, the SS Moyie The SS Moyie is truly one of a kind. The oldest intact passenger sternwheeler ship in the world built in 1898, the Moyie ended its service on Kootenay Lake […]