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Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area
Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area
This 17,000-acre wetland in the beautiful Creston Valley is home to over 300 species of birds, 57 species of mammals and 29 species of fish, reptiles and amphibians.

The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA) is the first and largest management area in the province of BC, forming a valuable link in a chain of wetlands stretching from the Arctic Ocean to California. The area is designated a wetland of international significance (Ramsar site), and federally recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and Important Amphibian and Reptile Area (IMPARA).

The CVWMA boasts 24/7 access to over 32 km of dyke trail and opens the Wildlife Centre’s doors during the warmer months. The Wildlife Centre welcomes visitors, students, and volunteers to discover the area by taking part in engaging interpretive programs which include our popular guided canoe tours.

The Wildlife Centre and trails provide excellent bird watching and wildlife viewing opportunities. Visitors will find hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, cross country skiing, and skating are just some of the ways to enjoy the area. Remember to have a camera ready!

To locate the Wildlife Centre and get your adventure started, find us 11km west of Creston on Highway 3 and 1km south off Highway 3 on West Creston Road. You can’t miss the big red roof!

Wildlife Interpretation Centre Hours 2017; May 8 – June 24 (Monday through Saturday) June 25 – September 2 (7 days a week) September 5 – October 7 (Tuesday through Saturday) Hours are always 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Trails are accessible 24/7 year round for everyone to enjoy
1760 West Creston Rd, Creston, BC
Box 640 Creston, BC V0B 1G0
250-402-6908 – Wildlife Centre; 250-402-6900 Administration Building