The Creston grain elevators were built in 1935 and 1936. During their prime they were used to collect, store and ship locally grown wheat, barley, oats and rye. In 1971 they closed to public use and were sold to a private business person who used the premises to sell seed and feed and purchase grain from local farmers for shipment to Alberta and Vancouver.
In 2018, the Trust purchased the iconic grain elevators to help preserve the region’s history and share it with future generations.
The Trust is pausing work on Creston’s historic red grain elevator following a review of contractor bids that would result in significantly higher costs than originally budgeted. Further work will require additional partners and funding to move to the next phase.