Vaseux-Bighorn National Wildlife Area

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Vaseux-Bighorn National Wildlife Area
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Coordinates49°16′41″N 119°00′00″W / 49.278192°N 119°W / 49.278192; -119Coordinates: 49°16′41″N 119°00′00″W / 49.278192°N 119°W / 49.278192; -119
Area812 ha (2,010 acres)
Governing bodyEnvironment and Climate Change Canada

Vaseux-Bighorn is a National Wildlife Area in British Columbia, Canada, primarily set aside to protect winter rangeland for California Bighorn Sheep.[1] Situated 25 kilometres (km) south of Penticton, B.C., between Oliver and Okanagan Falls, Vaseux–Bighorn includes the following six distinct management units:[2]

  • Irrigation Creek Unit
  • Southeast Uplands Unit
  • Northeast Uplands Unit
  • Westside Unit
  • North Wetlands Unit

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Vaseux Protected Area". Environment Canada. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  2. ^ "Vaseux–Bighorn National Wildlife Area Management Plan" (PDF). Environment Canada. Retrieved 2019-05-09.