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Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre

#5 of 24 things to do in Moose Jaw Features Animals
250 Thatcher Dr. E, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6J 1L7, Canada
+1 306-692-8710
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Small but free

The centre is small and has only a few owls (10 or so when I went). It does have some information... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
ChriswWhite1100
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Banff, Canada
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See the owls up close...but hoped for better interpretation from the staff

Learned quite a bit, but it was mostly via reading...would have liked more verbal interpretation... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Jenn L
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Calgary, Canada
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The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Burrowing Owl and their prairie habitat through education, stewardship and eco-tourism.
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250 Thatcher Dr. E, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6J 1L7, Canada
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The centre is small and has only a few owls (10 or so when I went). It does have some information available about the owls and the prairies where they live. Worth the few minute stop if you're driving by or want to make a...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Learned quite a bit, but it was mostly via reading...would have liked more verbal interpretation from the others (seemingly) not busy staff.More

Thank Jenn L
Lori J, Manager at Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Jenn, We are sorry that you did not have the experience that you were hoping for or expecting during your visit to the Centre. Staff should have asked you upon your arrival if you were interested in taking a guided tour or if you preferred...More

Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We went with a group of 3 families with 11 young children and this was a great experience for everyone. It was interesting to see their resident owls and Peanut, the owl in training who had free run of the office. There is a small...More

Thank JustPassingThrough24
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Depending on when you go, you may see lots of owls, or very few owls. Despite the fact that the centre receives the most minimal of funding from government sources (a crying shame), the staff makes do with what they have. A small interpretive centre...More

Thank Axelqueen
Reviewed 14 August 2016

So educational and the wee owls were obviously well cared for! We enjoyed the exhibits and getting to see all the adorable owls.

Thank Richard And Gai... D
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The centre was free, with donations appreciated. There was a small museum about the burrowing owls, and then the owls to see beyond that. It was not the easiest building to spot, but is opposite the carpark from the event centre.

Thank David G
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Run by VERY DEDICATED people. One woman full time is here 7 days a week and is on permanent staff - 2 others are on summer grants. This is run on a shoe string budget and they do an amazing job of caring for these...More

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Lori J, Manager at Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful review on the Trip Advisor website. It means a lot to our staff to know that our visitors go away with a better knowledge of the struggles that the wild population of owls face, as well as the...More

Reviewed 8 August 2016

Nice poster displays to explain about the animals and their habitats. The cages allowed you to see everyone except the short-eared owl, who was hiding. They are doing really important work, and need visitors' donations.

Thank KarenTraveling
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Small interpretive centre with very knowledgeable staff. Several owls to see in outside area. Inside was a very cute goffer, a very large friendly dog and one more owl. They even had cute owl puppets for sale.

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the centre although it was a little hard to find. It's in the festival grounds just a couple blockd frombthe unformstion centre. For a small operation they put a lot of work into maintaining and supporting the owls. We met...More

Thank Quentin S
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Mary R
12 September 2016|
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Response from ReluctantReviews | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm. Cannot remember - it is on the outskirts of town - closes in the winter, I remember but having said that the woman that runs it will be there every morning to feed the owls. Sorry I couldn't have been more help
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elliecasey1951
30 May 2016|
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Response from Lori J | Property representative |
The best time to get a chance at viewing the owls at Grasslands National Park would be when the young owls begin emerging from their nest burrow which is typically the second to third week in July.
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