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The Raptors

#1 of 35 things to do in Duncan Features Animals
1877 Herd Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5W4, Canada
+1 250-746-0372
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We have been to free flight shows in San Diego & Williams, AZ, and now on Vancouver Island. Which... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Prescott, Arizona, United States
If you love birds this is a must!

The Raptor centre on the outskirts of Duncan B.C. is a fabulous place, as the advertising claims... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jane R
Victoria, Canada
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Get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures on the planet... RAPTORS!! This unique tourist attraction is home to all types of BIRDS OF PREY including several hawk species, bald and golden eagles, several types of owls, peregrine and hybrid falcons and even turkey vultures! Open 7 days a week 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm from mid March until October 31st. Flying Demonstrations daily at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 from the May long weekend until the September Labour Day Weekend. See many raptors on display then watching a thrilling flying demonstration where anything can happen because these birds fly free! Take a Hawk Walk or Owl Prowl in the woods prior to or after and of the flight demonstations and experience the thrill of a raptor landing on YOUR GLOVE. Browse the gift shop where you can buy anything raptor related from in-depth falconry books to cute little stuffies and snacks. The Raptors also offers a variety of educational falconry courses and summer kids camp. Please check our website for details. Located in Duncan in the beautiful Cowichan Valley just 4k off the main island highway (see the map) 90 minutes north of Victoria and 60 minutes south of Nanaimo by car. Any trip to Vancouver Island would not be complete without this experience.
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1877 Herd Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5W4, Canada
+1 250-746-0372
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to free flight shows in San Diego & Williams, AZ, and now on Vancouver Island. Which was best?? They each have their own flavor and each are wonderful. This visit was the first time we did a walk with the raptor. Very...More

Thank B0b_Linda
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Raptor centre on the outskirts of Duncan B.C. is a fabulous place, as the advertising claims, to get up close to these amazing birds. Your entrance fee allows you to watch a number of different raptors from golden eagles, bald eagles and turkey vultures...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I visited the raptors in Duncan on Vancouver Island. Loved watching the birds flying from handler to handler. Enjoyed the informational speaker. There were several young children there also and they clearly loved seeing all of the birds too. The facility was...More

Thank Wendyhorserider
Reviewed 4 days ago

buy a family membership and you will never be disappointed. The birds are rotated for the show and each performance is a delight

Thank nd0wer
Reviewed 1 week ago

An hours drive from Victoria along a nice highway with scenic stops along the way. The people who run the facility are passionate about their birds and they are happy to share the experience. We watched a demonstration, viewed the birds and took part in...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started off by a quick walk through and watched the Flying Show, One on One, and Hawk in Trails. This took just over 2 hours, the experience was quite amazing. The staff was very informative and respected them as wild animals as a lot...More

1  Thank Rose S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great demos of various birds of prey. Learned a lot about the uniqueness of these birds, especially the vultures. The personal encounter with the hawks is a "must do"

1  Thank Wendy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a full day at the Raptors. The grounds were nicely laid out, the birds were obviously well cared for and loved by all the staff and volunteers. We spent the day with Aja, a wonderful friendly young lady who was...More

1  Thank Australianjen
TheRaptors, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at The Raptors, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Australianjen: Thank you for visiting The Raptors and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your Raptor Day experience did not meet your expectations. Our team has rectified the glitch in our booking process to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of ten of us visited The Raptors show to learn more about some birds. The show featured some incredible ones: Aries, a juvenile golden eagle, Spock a grey horned owl, Jury a turkey vulture and Spitfire a peregrine falcon. What a wonderful visit...More

Thank Moochie-La-La
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the flight demos so much! Great to see the birds at such close range and there's almost always a bird on an employee's arm, being shown off in the courtyard. Last time we were there they were feeding babies by hand for everyone to...More

Thank canuckduet
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Martin A
Hi Raptors, I am 66 years of age and retired on 20 acres in the Cedar area. I would like to know if you guys give lessons on how to raise and handle birds of prey? I have no experience except for nursing an eagle back to health when I lived in Africa many years ago. Is your facility open this time of year? Many thanks Martin.
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
What else is there to do after you have seen the 1 o'clock show? The reason I am asking is because I will have 20 children with me.
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