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Bird Watching

Bald Eagles in a tree

When migratory birds fly south for the winter, they follow the best possible route for accessing food and appropriate habitat.

In British Columbia, the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is on a flyway second in volume only to the coastal route – with more than 100,000 migrating water birds visiting each year. For visitors, this translates into incredible birdwatching opportunities.

Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

Twice a year, exotic tundra swans touch down in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area to refuel and rest, but many other species also call the area home. In fact, there are almost 300 varieties of birds here, along with numerous species of mammal, fish, amphibian, and reptile. Many are considered species at risk.

The area, which has been designated as an internationally significant wetland (Ramsar Site), is not only a spectacular resource for birdwatchers and naturalists, but also a fascinating, informative, and entertaining place for anyone that has an interest in nature. It is affordable and hard to equal for a family outing.

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Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area - Creston

1760 West Creston Rd
Creston, British Columbia
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The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is an impressive 6,800 hectare (17,000 acre) Ramsar designated wetland habitat located 11 km west of Creston off Hwy 3. From May through Oct, Naturalists are on-site at the Wildlife Interpretation Centre to provide guided canoe & walking tours (May-Aug), special programs, trail maps & information.

Easy 24/7 access to 32 km of meandering dyke trails & 2 viewing towers provide opportunities to view some of the 400 species of wildlife that call this area home. Hiking, biking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, canoeing & fishing are some ways you can enjoy this amazing wetland area.

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