CVWMA Admin office Closed July 1st – July 8th 2024
Happy Canada Day! PLEASE NOTE: The CVWMA Administration Office will be closed Monday, July 1st through Monday July 8th, 2024. Fishing and Hunting permits and information can be obtained on our website at Staff can been contacted at main office - 250-402-6900
American Bullfrogs
Please report any BullFrog sightings! If you are out on the trails or on the water within the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area and happen to see an American Bullfrog, please let us know as soon as possible! The sooner we know, the faster we can attempt to capture the individual(s). Any sighting is an...
Gate Open – May 1st, 2024
Please note: the gate at the south dike of Duck Lake is now open to vehicle access for the public, as of Wednesday May 1st, 2024, following the bi-annual closure for the northern leopard frog migration! Have fun out there and be safe.
CVWMA Administration office CLOSED March 29 – April 1, 2024
The CVWMA Administration Office will be closed for the long weekend, Friday March 29th - April 1st, 2024. The office will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday April 2nd, 2024. Fishing and Hunting permits and information can be obtained on our website. Staff voicemail can be reached by calling 250-402-6900. Thank you!
Gate Closure, Duck Lake Dike – March 15 – April 30 2024
Spring is on its way and the rare and federally endangered northern leopard frogs will soon be moving from their overwintering grounds to their breeding sites over the dike. In order to give them the best chances to get to the breeding sites unharmed, the dike at the south end of Duck Lake, from the...


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.