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World Parrot Refuge - CLOSED

2116 Alberni Hwy, Coombs, British Columbia V0R 1M0, Canada
+1 250-248-5194
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Refuge is closed for a reason

Unfortunately the lady, Wendy Huntbatch, who ran it passed away and no one was willing to take it... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
yvrbs
,
Nanaimo, Canada
Disappointed

Went with my two daughters. The place was highly rated and recommended by the local magazines and... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Ana A
,
Morden
via mobile
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible18%
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“love birds” (5 reviews)
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2116 Alberni Hwy, Coombs, British Columbia V0R 1M0, Canada
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+1 250-248-5194

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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Unfortunately the lady, Wendy Huntbatch, who ran it passed away and no one was willing to take it over. While it had close to 1000 parrots at one point, It was not a happy place at the end but now all the birds have gone...More

1  Thank yvrbs
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Went with my two daughters. The place was highly rated and recommended by the local magazines and by trip advisor who posted it as open. When arrived the place has shot down!! Wish the trip advisor and the local tourist guides we're updated

Thank Ana A
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This facility has now closed. All the birds have been moved and are being taken care of by many amazing people and some truly fabulous bird organizations. The many sick birds are being treated and nurtured, and they are all in a clean, healthy facility....More

2  Thank fitnessgirl99
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We left feeling very depressed. The place was dirty although it did look like they were attempting to keep it clean. The worst part was that it was so crowded, some of the birds had plucked a lot of their feathers out, I thought that...More

Thank Kansasperson
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This was a beautiful place to visit. The birds were exquisite and so well looked after. Unfortunately it is now closing. So sad.

Thank 505jackief
Reviewed 21 June 2016

For everything you do for these birds thank you. So many needed your help. The birds seem happy and very well fed. Some have had so much tragedy in their lives. Worth the entrance price for sure, which is low enough you can also leave...More

1  Thank Micheline A
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I have visited this sanctuary many times... it is one of the highlights of the trips we take over to the Island. I am sad to hear that Wendy, the owner and bird advocate, had passed away a few months ago. She was unreal with...More

3  Thank Katwoman1825
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Traveling through the World Parrot Refuge is an extraordinary experience. These birds are eerily smart & very intent on getting your attention. They're a world away from their homelands, they're ancient & they've been through a lot. I understand some other reviews discomfort: the onslaught...More

1  Thank dollsteak8
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We have visited the refuge 5 times in the last year. I commend what the people are doing there for the birds. In response to "Very traumatic experience" it saddens me that you don't understand about the refuge. The birds came to the refuge with...More

1  Thank Sheila J
Reviewed 9 June 2016

If you like large parrot's this is a must to see. These large bird's fly around freely in very large enclosure's There are also area'S where you can interact freely with a lot of the very large Cockatoo's. I noticed a very large number of...More

Thank 406trudy
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