Time to buy boat permits at CVWMA

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If you want to store a boat (canoe, kayak, rowboat or dinghy) on the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA) property, you must purchase a valid annual permit.

Boats can only be stored on Duck Lake near Sirdar (shoreline along the east side of Duck Lake, accessed directly across the road from the Sirdar General Store on Highway 3A). A valid annual permit must be purchased and displayed on the boat. Storage of boats at other locations within the CVMWA boundaries is prohibited.

Permits are available for purchase at a fixed cost of $25 (includes HST) and are valid from April 1 to March 31 of the following year. One permit will be required for each boat. Any boat found to not have a permit will be removed from the premises by the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Authority.

Permits can be obtained at the administration office of the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, located at 1874 Wildlife Road in West Creston, between 9a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Alternatively, forms can be downloaded at www.crestonwildlife.ca, printed and mailed to the CVWMA at P.O. Box 640, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0.

Once your transaction is processed by our office, a decal will be issued. Please affix this decal to the outside of your boat in a visible spot.

Also note that the railway crossing at Sirdar that leads onto the CVWMA property is a private crossing and owned by Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). You are required by CPR to have a permit from them before crossing. If you cross the railway at this location without a permit, you are doing so at your own risk and liability.

Here the rules and regulations on boat usage at the CVWMA: Non-motorized boats are allowed within the CVWMA. Motorized boats are restricted to 10 horsepower or less (except on Kootenay River, where any horsepower is permitted) and are prohibited from Duck Lake unit and the recreation area around the Wildlife Interpretation Centre.

If you have any questions, please call 250-402-6900.