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...
We’re hiring! Conservation Programs Assistant
We’re hiring! Conservation Programs Assistant (Maternity/parental leave) CVWMA is looking for a driven and passionate individual to fill the position of Conservation Programs Assistant (maternity/parental leave) to support the Head of Conservation Programs in the delivery of habitat management projects and wildlife monitoring activities to fulfill CVWMA’s mandate and Management Plan objectives. This position will...
Happy Holidays from CVWMA! Admin Office holiday closure details
All the staff at CVWMA would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in 2024! PLEASE NOTE: The Administration Office will be closed Monday, December 25, 2023 through Monday, January 1 2024 and will re-open on Tuesday, January 2nd for regular business hours. Information and most...

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.