Motorized Vehicle Closure of South Dike at Duck Lake
Due to the semi-annual Northern Leopard Frog migration the south dike at Duck Lake is now closed to motorized vehicle traffic. 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 semi-annual Motorized Vehicle Access Restriction...
UPDATE: August 18 2021 “Wildlife Wander” trail re-opened
UPDATE:  August 18 2021    "Wildlife Wander" trail re-opened The "Wildlife Wander" trail that was closed July 9th has now been re-opened as no recent grizzly bear activity has been observed. Please remember this is a wildlife management area and always remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings when enjoying the CVWMA trails. Trail Closed -...
Admin Office closed July 1st – 13th
JUNE 30, 2021 PLEASE NOTE: the CVWMA Administration Office will be closed from July 1st to July 13th and will re-open on Wednesday, July 14th for regular business hours. Permits and information can be obtained on our website at crestonwildlife.ca Individual staff contact/messages can be made by dialing our office phone at (250) 402-6900 and...
Please note that the GATE on Channel Road at the south end of Duck Lake will RE-OPEN on schedule for SATURDAY, MAY 1st, 2021
Vehicle Access Closure at Duck Lake South Dike February 23, 2021
Duck Lake Vehicle Access Closed. Due to the warmer and fluctuating temperatures we’re experiencing, we have closed the gate at the south end of Duck Lake to preserve the integrity of the dike. We will monitor and re-open when the dike conditions become suitable again. Please note that the vehicle access closure for the conservation...

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.