About Us

We are the Castlegar & District Wildlife Association (CDWA) located at the juncture of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers in the heart of the West Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada.  We were incorporated under the BC Societies Act on June 18, 1962 and are an affiliated member of both the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) and the West Kootenay Outdoorsmen (WKO)

What We do


CDWA boasts a current membership of some 250 individuals and families, comprising hunters, anglers, recreational shooters an others who are committed to the conservation and prudent management of our region’s abundant fish, wildlife, and natural habitats.


We are dedicated to the improvement fo the outdoor experience for our members and the general public.  We promote good sportsmanship, safety and ethics, and act as a voice of our community on policy and management issues concerning our natural resources.  We endorse and encourage policies and management techniques that will ensure a harvestable surplus of fish and wildlife fo the benefit of present and future generations.


We welcome all new members and encourage you to join us to take advantage of the many benefits of membership and to help promote the conservation values for which we stand.