Photo: Gary Bendig


Useful Links:

Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area
Where to Stay, Places to Eat, Things to Do in Creston
College of the Rockies
Red Barn Farm
Wings Over the Rockies Festival, Invermere, BC
Karen Whitford Photography
Friends of the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
Swan Valley Honey
International Migratory Bird Day
Discover Owls
Important Bird Areas Canada
Baillie Grohman Winery
Kootenay Meadows
Going Wild with Brian Keating
Ramada Hotel
Birding with Paul Foth
Kunze Gallery
Ask Dr. David Bird 
Gaelen Schnare Photography and Birding

Tundra Swans: Lyle Grisedale

For some great kid-friendly resources including Nature Quizzes, Scavenger Hunts, and Wetland Bird Checklists, please visit the Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre’s Learning Links

Kootenay Bank Swallows: Attached you will find our latest update. Feel free to contact with any questions you might have regarding the project. The swallows will be returning to the Kootenays in late April and May. Please report all active colony sites to

Great Blue Herons: Pandion Ecological Research Ltd. is continuing to monitor herons during the 2021 breeding season and would be very interested in any heron sightings that could help  identify active breeding sites. This work comprises part of an ongoing heron inventory and stewardship project that has been funded by the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, the Columbia Basin Trust, and by the Government of Canada in 2020. Heron sightings can be reported directly to Marlene Machmer via email ( or by telephone (250 505-9978). 

Photo: Gaelen Schnare

Creston Valley News

Little feet might not walk far, but the goal was never distance. Wildsight Creston and Family Place, a Creston-based community services provider, partnered for…Read More 
It’s hard to miss the giant clearcut above Wynndel. Why do we allow this kind of logging right above our homes in the heart of the beautiful Creston Valley? Because this land is private land, and there are very few rules for private land logging.Read More 
Bring on the binoculars and cue the bird songs; spring is here!We live in a birder’s paradise, with hundreds of species of birds…Read More 
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Upcoming Creston Valley Events

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2022 Creston

January 22 - January 27, 2022

The 8th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival comes to you in a hybrid format this year! That means you can join us in-person or virtually. Come celebrate our community and our world, and leave feeling inspired, connected and energized!

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Join The Team

Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.


Branch Information


Box 1001
Creston, BC
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