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North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

#2 of 4 things to do in Errington Features Animals
1240 Leffler Road, Errington, British Columbia V0R 1V0, Canada
+1 250-248-8534
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Great work

This is a rehab facility that is trying to make a difference by helping animals. Very quiet and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Doing Great Work

I've visited this centre before, and we were in the area again, so a visit is a must. Not only do... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greg A
Vancouver Island, Canada
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1240 Leffler Road, Errington, British Columbia V0R 1V0, Canada
+1 250-248-8534

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a rehab facility that is trying to make a difference by helping animals. Very quiet and peaceful and the staff are very passionate about helping the animals. It was a nice way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Stuart71
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've visited this centre before, and we were in the area again, so a visit is a must. Not only do you get to see some amazing birds, and a black bear, somewhat up close, you need to realize what this centre does, with recovery,...More

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the opportunity to visit NIWRA for a Family Day event. Admission was free and there was lots of activities for children and adults alike. Lots of volunteers on grounds - one with a barred owl talking about owls, others talking about bears, turtles,...More

Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the inexpensive admission prices (much cheaper and more informative than a movie)!!! This is a definite must, especially for families with kids. The entire facility was amazing and very family friendly and interactive. Everyone was friendly and helpful; the washrooms were clean; the...More

1  Thank BarbInEdmonton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw this place advertised on a map we got in a visitor centre and asked locals about it? No one even knew it existed! So we found it ourselves and were so glad we did. What an amazing facility, all run by volunteers and...More

Thank thomjane
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A very nice place very informative, well looked after and plenty of cool animals to see. I would highly recommend for the whole family. And the cost of entry! I would have paid double!! Really enjoyed our visit. May 20, 2017. Thank you to everyone...More

Thank WG A
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We learned so much and had so much fun. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The displays were very informative and interesting. Everyone from the youngest child to the adults had a wonderful day. Thank you for all you do.

Thank _owfaw
Reviewed 9 April 2017

They fixed an eagle and released it back to the wild. Great to see the eagle up close and freed. The crowd cheered. Lots of other animals to see up close, most have injuries that cannot be released. They had several people walking around with...More

Thank nelly d
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a little gem located a few minutes drive from Parksville city. I had no expectations of this other then seeing a few rescued birds. There are many rescue birds there, but there are also other animals that one does not often get to...More

Thank harpoonishilarious
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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.

Thank Ron S
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