CVWMA Administration Office CLOSED Friday Sep 30th through Wednesday, Oct 5th
PLEASE NOTE: The CVWMA Administration Office will be closed Friday, September 30th through Wednesday, October 5th. The office will reopen for regular business hours on Thursday, October 6th. Permits and information can be obtained on our website at
JOB POSTING: Office Administrator
JOB POSTING:  Office Administrator CVWMA is looking for a driven, passionate, and reliable candidate to administer our office located west of Creston, BC. This position will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work and collaborate with a small, friendly, and knowledgeable staff and apply work experience and skills to make the office life function smoothly...
Aug 15th Gate Closure – South Dike Duck Lake
Due to the semi-annual Northern Leopard Frog migration the south dike at Duck Lake will be closed to motorized vehicle traffic August 15th - October 15th. Northern Leopard Frogs are federally listed as an endangered species in the province of BC.   In 2018, after voluntary road closures were not successful at reducing road mortality, the...
CVWMA Administration Office closed Jul 15 – Aug 1st
Please note: CVWMA Administration Office will be closed July 15th through August 1st due to staff holidays. Information and permits can be obtained online at our website Please use the staff directory option at PH: (250) 402-6900 to make contact or leave messages for other staff members.   Hope you are all having a...
May 1st Gate Opening
Please note that the gate at the south dike of Duck Lake will open Sunday, May 1st, following the bi-annual closure for the northern leopard frog migration.


Dedicated and passionate individuals and organizations around the world work hard to make sure our outstanding natural spaces remain intact. In the Creston Valley, we are fortunate to have a rich history in conservation. Many people, too many to name, were instrumental in promoting the conservation and protection of the diverse landscape we now call the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area.

Habitat Management


The CVWMA was born out of the sustained commitment and enthusiasm of a handful of persistent conservationists.

Description of Area

The CVWMA covers 7,000 hectares of provincial land, or an area that averages 20 km long by 3.4 km wide.

Management Techniques

A variety of habitat management techniques have been applied to the CVWMA since its inception in 1968.


Research on the tree swallow was initiated at the CrVWMA from 1996-97 by a PhD student from the University of BC.

Wetlands & Wildlife


Easy, 24/7 access to kilometres of flat-top dyke trails offers amazing opportunities to view a large diversity of wildlife. Year round trail access allows visitors to access the area by hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Self-guided walking trails, covered multi level viewing towers and boardwalk trails provide the ideal means to explore the Area.


The CVWMA attracts over 35,000 visitors per year from around the world. As part of the International Selkirk Loop, the CVWMA is a major destination and attraction for people traveling through southeastern BC.