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.
DOGS MUST BE LEASHED! Out of respect for the many birds (with the nesting season beginning for some species), as well as the wildlife who make this habitat their home, CVWMA users are required to keep dogs on leash so they are under control at all times! Although we all like to see dogs running,...
JOB POSTING: Wildlife Habitat & Operations Technician
JOB POSTING:   WILDLIFE HABITAT & OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN  CVWMA is looking for a driven and passionate Wildlife Habitat & Operations Technician to conduct many of the management operations necessary to maintain and enhance the existing wetland complex for wildlife benefits, waterfowl in particular. This position will offer the successful candidate the chance to apply and grow his...
CVWMA Administration Office re-opened for regular business hours
UPDATE*** Friday January 14, 2022. The CVWMA Administration is now open again for regular office hours as of today (Mon-Fri : 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm). Plowing and maintenance has been taking place, however there are still icy and slippery sections on the roads so we urge caution and care when travelling on them. Please Be Safe!!...
Gate Closure at south Duck Lake access
Effective 8:00pm tonight (December 26th, 2021), the access to Duck Lake from Channel Road is closed to motorized vehicles due to the deep snow and slippery conditions on the dike. This surface is actually a provincial flood protection dike and cannot be plowed. It’s set at a specific elevation and removing material by plowing would...


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.