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North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

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1240 Leffler Road, Errington, British Columbia V0R 1V0, Canada
+1 250-248-8534
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I think it's tempting to judge this place by the animals alone. I would really advise watching the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bath, United Kingdom
Very Interesting

We were not expecting a lot but were gladly surprise by a big exhibition of raptors that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is located in a park-like setting with a peaceful rustic atmosphere. When visiting the centre you will be able to view eagles, several species of owls, falcons, hawks, ravens, and black bears. Rehabilitating eagles can be viewed through one way glass in the largest flight cage if its kind in Canada. Live raptor presentations are regularly scheduled during July and August. The Centre's mandate is the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned native wildlife, with a focus on raptors and black bears. GUIDED TOURS: are available for groups of 15 or more. HOURS OF OPERATION: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week, from mid-March through mid- December. 2013 ENTRANCE FEES: $8.00 adults, $5.00 children aged 3-12, plus applicable taxes.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1240 Leffler Road, Errington, British Columbia V0R 1V0, Canada
+1 250-248-8534

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think it's tempting to judge this place by the animals alone. I would really advise watching the video shown on a loop at the entrance to get a proper understanding of the work done.

1  Thank pd866
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were not expecting a lot but were gladly surprise by a big exhibition of raptors that unfortunately cannot live in the wild anymore but now serve educational purposes. We saw knut the big black bear being fed and bald eagles in the recovery area.

1  Thank Juan Camilo A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very expensive for what it offers- I understand it is an animal rescue but it was completely overpriced. My kids wanted to see some animals especially bears. They have 1 black bear that was on the far side of its enclosure. We waited for 1pm...More

Thank Kristine N
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This a not for profit rescue centre and a small entrance fee is payable. There is a variety of animals (mainly birds) at the centre, many of the animals have been insured or neglected and are not suitable to be released, but any that can...More

1  Thank dobberdad
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I love visiting wildlife recovery centers and this was one of the best I have been to! They have a great film on the founder and how the place got started and an interesting exhibit on the animals of the area. They have very well-done...More

1  Thank wendylynne2010
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I love animals and this was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The spacious beautiful grounds creates wonderful homes for the animals. Us adults, enjoyed the Learning Centre and tried many of the interactive displays. Lots of areas to take interesting pictures with...More

1  Thank GuiWong
Reviewed 5 August 2017

A little hard to find so get your navigation system loaded before you head out. The centre takes in injured wildlife from up and down the Island and releases them back into the wild after rehabilitation. Those that are unfit for life in the wild...More

1  Thank G-Daawg
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We went here because my grandson loves wildlife and "adopted" a raven that lives here (ravens are his favorite animal). Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. You can enter from 9am to 4:30 pm. As it's name indicates, it is a recovery...More

1  Thank EnjoyTraveling64
Reviewed 4 August 2017

a interesting tour of injured raptors and orphaned bear cubs. could have better viewing areas, especially in areas where animals are use to humans

Thank Wesley D
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Small but nicely set up animal recovery sanctuary. Nice to see the work they are doing here to help injured animals. Able to get up close to animals you would normally never get so close to - black bear, bald eagles, owls, turkey vultures ....More

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