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North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

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Address: 1240 Leffler Road, Errington, British Columbia V0R 1V0, Canada
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+1 250-248-8534
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is located in a park-like setting...

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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An amazing place

Very well done. The grounds are very well kept, loads of educational displays and a great way to spend some time and learn about wildlife. Well worth the trip.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ron S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well done. The grounds are very well kept, loads of educational displays and a great way to spend some time and learn about wildlife. Well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to put your finger on why I find this place so magical... is it the animals, the location, or all of it together? Everywhere you turn, there's a place to sit and enjoy the wonderful natural surroundings. And if it's education you're looking for, there's plenty to learn too.

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Thank Susan T
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the entrance to the exit you will experience an education of how and why animals are rescued. A great display in the first building of the animals & birds which are native to Vancouver Island. The diorama settings look natural and the figures are set out with respect. The taxidermy work has been done very realistically. The flight building... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 87yr old mother and 81yr old aunt and we LOVED IT.Everything was so well displayed and wheelchair friendly.So much to see and so educational for anyone. We spent two hours easy. Lots of birds to see and a very good presentation area about other animals ,history lessons on different creatures.Very Imformative,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

The North Island Wildlife Recovery Association provides opportunities for the rehabilitation of Vancouver Island wildlife. It's a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and support this not for profit organisation in the quest to shelter injured animals.

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Thank Louisa K
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

At least twice a year during the times we are over from Vancouver visiting my parents in Qualicum Bay, we come here to visit. We enjoy coming to see the permanent animals, and also the animals there that are being rehabilitated to be released into the wild. The snow made it a little cold, but there were a number of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We weren't really clear on this activity and found it a bit chilly as is primarily outdoors. We were hoping to see larger animals but it is mostly birds. The on site bear is in hibernation. Would've been an idea to have a camera so one could see the bear. Not a very exciting place in winter. Maybe better in... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The North Island Wildlife Recovery Association (NIWRA) is a place that provides shelter and care to animals that have been injured. Their goal is always to rehabilitate the animals they receive but with some animals, their injuries are too severe and they cannot be released back into the wild. We did a quick day trip here after we arrived to... More 

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Thank Ruveens_Reservations
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A very cool mix of taxidermy animal displays, live bears, bald eagles, bunnies, stone sculptures, caves, peaceful gardens, knowledgable staff, and more. Admission was less than 30 bucks for a family.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great visit to the wildlife centre and we're excited to catch site of Knut the resident bear having his lunch before heading back to his den for another snooze. Pat at the reception and gift shop was lovely and nominate one of the kids tour guide and explained everything clearly and with a sense of magic. It's... More 

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