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The Raptors

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Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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unexpected experience

A rare experience, being so close to the birds and seeing how they interact with the handlers. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Duncan, Canada
Visiting The Raptors is better than any whale watching tour I've ever been on

My brother and I came here one afternoon a couple weeks ago to see the Raptors, take in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Malahat, Canada
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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A rare experience, being so close to the birds and seeing how they interact with the handlers. The birds are free to fly away anytime, and one did during the show, then came back later.

Thank sawdoc48
Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother and I came here one afternoon a couple weeks ago to see the Raptors, take in the demonstration. We also did the encounter and trail walk. I've got to say this is one of the most fun things I've ever done. Morgan did...More

Thank Calgary99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is incredible. Seeing these beautiful creatures up close alone is so amazing. The staff is super educated and helps you understand and respect the birds. We bought the bigger package that included the “hawk walk” and up close encounter. Worth every penny. The...More

Thank lisajK2101YO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my husband for his 64th birthday as he loves birds. Booked the "Close Encounter" , an hour long session with a friendly and very well-informed raptor handler, Mikki. Just us three in the group. We got to hold (in our properly gloved hands)...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aerial raptors show with the staff is amazing! The Staff are very helpful when you're asking them questions before or after the show. The Raptors are very intimidating up close, BUT very obedient during the shows. This centre does an amazing job with the...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely adore this place! My friend loves owls so I took her to the owl evening event at The Raptors. We learnt so much, especially my friend who had never been to the centre before. It was also amazing to get to see multiple...More

Thank sunnyblonde01
Reviewed 12 October 2018 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 4 October 2018

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 3 October 2018

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 3 October 2018 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
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Lyndal S
31 March 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
12 January 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