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The Raptors

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Closed Now: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Such an amazing place, only knew about it as we’re staying with friends. They have many different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Raptors galore!

Great place to get close up with these giant birds of prey. Well laid out and always knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Birds of prey have always inspired awe. Sadly, they are threatened in many parts of the world. When you experience them up close, you learn that they are more than predators from the sky; they are essential to maintaining the delicate eco-balance of...more
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1877 Herd Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5W4, Canada
+1 250-746-0372
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an amazing place, only knew about it as we’re staying with friends. They have many different raptors and all the staff are very knowledgable and friendly. We really enjoyed the flight show as the fly very low and swoop above your heads. Highly recommend.

Thank LightPacker773732
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to get close up with these giant birds of prey. Well laid out and always knowledgeable staff giving information on each breed of birds. Great demo show of birds flying etc., Good place to take the kids for an afternoon.

Thank lauradenem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learn how birds fly. Learn how owls fly almost silently. Learn how awesome raptors are. See the majestic animals up close while still giving them the respect they deserve.

Thank tikiblue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took in the Raptors exhibition after meaning to go for years. Found it very interesting, it was pretty cool to see so many birds up close and how well they interact with the staff. Worth a visit.

Thank puckycanuck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No one ;likes to see wild animals in cages, but these birds are mostly rescue or were raised in captivity. The flying demonstrations are certainly the highlight but seeing the birds up close and learning about their lifestyle was interesting and worthwhile. Lots of great...More

Thank brianquinton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the 2 hour raptor experience on the 25 with my grandfather and it was amazing! The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about each bird. We did the hands on experience and were able to hold a variety of raptors and our guide was...More

Thank allisonz12345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found a flyer for this place in our vacation rental and decided to check it out. When we arrived we saw that the next demo/show was at 3:30pm, about an hour and a half after we got there. We paid 30.00 (one adult, one...More

Thank lray56
TheRaptors, Manager at The Raptors, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so sorry you missed our flying demonstrations! We are usually out doing meet and greets and chats with our birds in-between demos, but we must have missed you on this day, again - sorry. Our facility is not meant to be the highlight...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Raptors is a great place to visit with a family. The birds are well looked after and many of them fly free. Our granddaughter was able to handle some raptors and birds as well as have the opportunity to have one fly to her....More

Thank teddytaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place if you enjoy getting close to birds and seeing them fly. Being able to get close to eagles owls and other birds is a very thrilling experience.

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These shows and the whole layout are fantastic. Super informative and interesting for all ages. This was our 4th time, we love visiting and bringing our friends along for the entertainment.

Thank kharley2016
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Lyndal S
March 30, 2018|
Response from Janet G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it's not my centre. There is an island bus system but I don't think they go to the centre, that said you could take a taxi.
Martin A
January 11, 2017|
Response from TheRaptors | Property representative |
Hi Martin, We do offer a week-long falconry course for those who are interested in getting in to private falconry (or for those who just really enjoy working with birds!) These run twice a year. Don't hesitate to contact us... More