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.
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!!...


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.