The access to Duck Lake from Channel Road is now Open!
Thank you Environment and Climate Change Canada! In partnership with Duck Unlimited Canada, with funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada – Community Nominated Priority Places for Species at Risk Program, we just completed a water control upgrade at the south end of Duck Lake. The project started on October 15th with a fish and amphibian...
Notice to Duck Lake Users
The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area and Ducks Unlimited Canada will be installing a new water control through the dike at the south end of Duck Lake, adjacent to the existing pumphouse. The construction is scheduled for October 13 to 30th and foot and vehicle will be temporarily inaccessible at that location during that period....
Motorized Vehicle Closure of South Dike at Duck Lake
Please note the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has approved the following Motorized Access Restrictions on the CVWMA at the south dike of Duck Lake. The regulation can be viewed in the 2018-2020 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, MU 4-6, page 48. Please contact your regional office with any questions.Cranbrook:...
New Smiles at CVWMA
New Smiles at CVWMA! We’re very happy to introduce two additions to our CVWMA staff who came on board in early May. Blaire Smith has been hired as Wildlife Technician and Brody Kunze is our new Operations and Wildlife Technician.  Here’s a little background and a photo of each of them so that when you meet...
COVID-19 Advisory Notice
The CVWMA COVID-19 Advisory Notice issued on April 17th is rescinded effective Friday, June 19th, 2020.  PLEASE continue to follow all current Covid-19 federal/provincial government and health and safety protocols and recommendations.

About

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

Objectives

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.

Stewardship

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

Wetlands & Wildlife

Recreation

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.

Education

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.