Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area
Combining conservation, research, education and recreation, the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is a spectacular place to visit with the whole family, again and again. Thanks to a thriving wetland of international importance, the area is visited by over 100,000 migrating water birds every year. It’s a migration corridor for Tundra Swans, Greater White-fronted Geese and other waterfowl, and it’s the largest regional locale for wintering birds of prey in interior BC.
Along with 303 species of birds, the CVWMA is home to 60 species of mammals, 17 species of fish, six species of reptiles, and six species of amphibians. Many species at risk find refuge here, including Forster’s Terns, the Western Grebe, American Bitterns, Great Blue Herons, the Western Painted Turtle and the Northern Leopard Frog. Come and make friends with precious wetland neighbours, and discover awe-inspiring biodiversity.
You can feel at home here too. An extensive trail system facilitates access to this 17,000-acre area year-round. Relax with a guided or self-guided canoe trip, gentle hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The Wildlife Interpretation Centre offers a variety of educational programs and events for schools, groups and visitors. Or indulge your competitive side in the annual Blue Heron half-marathon and 10 km run, an unforgettable event in a truly unique setting.
See also the description from BirdWatching magazine