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The Raptors

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1877 Herd Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5W4, Canada
+1 250-746-0372
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big beautiful birds

Very much enjoy seeing the animals up close .There isn't many places you can go to see these big... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vancouver island
Fantastic, glad I bought a yearly pass for not much extra.

Great show, flying birds of prey fly right past your head so close you feel their air whoosh... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Crofton B.C.
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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 our planet. The Raptors offer compelling and interactive experiences with a variety of birds of prey species including eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. Get closer than you ever imagined to these majestic and intelligent creatures. Flying demonstrations, hands-on encounters and educational talks offered daily (March - October). The Raptors is located in the heart of the beautiful Cowichan Valley, just 60 minutes north of Downtown Victoria and 45 minutes south of Downtown Nanaimo by car.
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  • Average2%
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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

Very much enjoy seeing the animals up close .There isn't many places you can go to see these big beautiful birds . The people here a doing a great service to the birds and educating the public .

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great show, flying birds of prey fly right past your head so close you feel their air whoosh! Helpful knowledgable staff that love their jobs, it is obvious. We took a picnic fits and stuffed.and spent the whole day there, saw two flying shows did...More

Thank wendycarey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This past weekend (Sept 2 and 3rd) was Vulture Awareness Day at The Raptors centre. It was an amazing visit. Everyone is so willing to share and educate about these terrific birds of prey. And you can see that they clearly love what they are...More

Thank pjh292017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located north of Duncan Make sure to be there for the show. Overall, we stayed there for 1 hr 1/2. Great show; saw turkey vultures, eagles, hawks, falcons...

Thank Sonia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at Raptors were very friendly and well informed. The display which included a Bald Eagle, a Turkey Vulture and a Perigrin Falcon was excellent.

Thank Robin E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a family of four, almost as cheap to get the one-hour encounter as general admission and WELL worth it. This is a chance to actually have a bird of prey sit on your arm - and not just for a second - plus you...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of attending the centre's annual awareness and fundraiser to support endangered Vultures in Asia and Africa. We didn't know we had such a jewel right here in our own Cowichan Valley. Thankyou Allen and Jill and staff for all your amazing...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw a raptor demonstration this organization did at Grouse Mountain, so we got a business card so we could get more information on them. We happened to be going to Vancouver Island the next day, so made a stop at their site in Duncan....More

Thank debbiehB9108UD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved everything about this place. Great staff and good displays. Go for the flying show......you will even learn to love Turkey Vultures

Thank russbat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we heard of this attraction. Interesting and fun for all ages. There is an extensive collection of birds, many of whom were previously injured and unable to be returned to the wild. Others generally bred in captivity. The displays , especially for those birds...More

Thank RestlessFeet
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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
16 February 2015|
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Response from TheRaptors | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay answering! You hopefully called ahead and booked a tour - we offer 1/2 hour tours for groups of your size, which runs before the flying demonstration. It adds a lot of information to your visit. If you... More