If you want to get out and see some wildlife, then this is the place for you!
The CVWMA is a rich and biologically diverse area. Over 300 species of birds, 57 species of mammals and 29 species of fish, reptiles and amphibians call the area home. Many of these are species at risk - endangered, threatened, vulnerable or of special concern - at a provincial and/or federal level.
The wetland is an important destination in the migration of Tundra Swans and Greater White-fronted Geese and a vast array of waterfowl. Birdwatchers marvel at the 6 species of grebes, large numbers of Great Blue Herons, the rare Forster's Terns - which breed no where else in BC - and a thriving Osprey population. So if you are interested in bird watching, this is the place to visit!
If birds aren't your thing, there are many other species that are a delight to see. Some interesting species to look out for include: moose, painted turtles, elk, river otters, muskrat, grizzly and black bears, leopard frogs and rubber boas. For a complete list of species found in the area, view the CVWMA Wildlife Checklist (link).
There are many ways that you can explore the area and view wildlife.
- Get out on the trails by hiking or biking (Trails and Maps)
- Paddle the waterways on your own or on a guided canoe tour (Boating)
- Visit the Wildlife Interpretation Centre so that you can..Get trail maps and information; Go on a guided tour; Enjoy a picnic on the covered deck; Use our spotting scopes from the viewing decks