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Kootenay Columbia Discovery Centre

The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is a  lush wetland habitat located 11 km west of Creston.  It stretches for 7,000 hectares (17,000 acres) from the southeast tip of Kootenay Lake to the U.S. border. An estimated 300 species of birds call this area home.

The Nature Centre is a unique facility that offers a variety of services to make your visit to the Creston Wildlife Management Area enjoyable and memorable.  They offer:

  • On-site Naturalist staff to deliver tours, programs, events
  • Educational displays
  • Information on trails, wildlife sightings, etc.
  • Science and Nature Lab
  • Hands-on Kids Activities
  • School Programs
  • Junior Naturalist Camps
  • Gift Shop & Washrooms
  • Mid-May through June: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm
  • July 1 to early-September, Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm

Guided Canoe Tours & Walking Tours
One-hour canoe tours are also offered.
Experience the sights and sounds of the wetland.
Paddle the ponds and channels in search of wildlife.
May to August at 9:30am, 10:30am, 1pm & 2pm.

The boardwalk is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – you can enjoy birdwatching, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, canoeing and fishing.

Contact Information

1760 West Creston Rd


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