Year round learning in the wetlands!

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. With an amazing diversity of wildlife,spectacular scenery and a bounty of recreational opportunities the CVWMA is a truly unique and magical place to visit.  The CVWMA was chosen as a 2009 Rand McNally Best of the Road Editor’s Pick and featured in the 2009 Rand McNally Road Atlas.

Easy, 24/7 access to many kilometers of flat top dyke trails offers excellent opportunities to view a large diversity of wildlife. Year round
trail access allows visitors to explore 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. For more information on CVWMA recreational opportunities, visit our Recreation Section.



The Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre offers environmental education programs, events and tours at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area






KCDCS provides education and awareness around wetlands and wildlife to the public and students alike.  If you would like more information about guided tours, educational programming and events being offered by KCDCS please visit the KCDCS website.



The original Wildlife Interpretation Centre was

removed in 2019-20

Environmental education and awareness programs, previously operated/managed by the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Authority (CVWMA), resumed in spring of 2018, offered by a local, non-profit organization.  The Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre Society (KCDCS),within the framework of a memorandum of understanding with CVWMA Board, is now delivering educational programs and events.

Background on the history can be found here on the KCDCS website