Wildlife Interpretation Centre
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
The CVWMA attracts over 35,000 visitors per year from around the world. As part of the International Selkirk Loop and the Top Ten Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies, 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 2014 Wetland Education and Awareness Program: Columbia Basin Trust, Creston Kootenay Foundation, TD Friends of the Environment, Columbia Power Corporation and Service Canada.