Wildlife Interpretation Centre

Creston Valley Aerial photo looking north

The Wildlife Interpretation Centre, located 11 kilometers west of Creston off Hwy 3, is open May to October and offers a variety of educational programs and events for schools, groups and visitors. Trained Naturalists are available to answer questions, provide trail maps and information and lead the very popular one-hour guided canoe tours. Educational displays and a hands-on science lab provide a fascinating and informative view of this internationally recognized wetland and the wildlife species that live here.

The Wildlife Interpretation Centre offers something for everyone!

  • Guided Canoe and Walking Tours
  • School and Youth Programs
  • Special Events
  • Educational Gallery and Exhibits
  • Science Lab
  • Nature Inspired Gift Shop
  • Visitor Services
  • Secure Wildlife Viewing Towers and Decks
  • Spotting Scopes
  • Lecture and Video Presentations
  • Facility Rental
Creston Valley Aerial photo looking north

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, a bounty of recreational opportunities and a Wildlife Interpretation Centre offering educational programming and special events, 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 amazing 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 the recreational opportunities, visit our Recreation Section.

A huge thank you to the following granting agencies for their support of our 2016 Wetland Education and Awareness Program: Columbia Basin Trust, FortisBC Inc.  We update this page as granters are confirmed!