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Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre

#7 of 25 things to do in Moose Jaw Features Animals
250 Thatcher Dr. E, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6J 1L7, Canada
+1 306-692-8710
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Depending on when you go, you may see lots of owls, or very few owls. Despite the fact that the... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Winnipeg, Canada
Loved seeing the owls and exhibits

So educational and the wee owls were obviously well cared for! We enjoyed the exhibits and getting... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Richard And Gai... D
Mankota, Saskatchewan
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The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Burrowing Owl and their prairie habitat through education, stewardship and eco-tourism.
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250 Thatcher Dr. E, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6J 1L7, Canada
+1 306-692-8710
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Depending on when you go, you may see lots of owls, or very few owls. Despite the fact that the centre receives the most minimal of funding from government sources (a crying shame), the staff makes do with what they have. A small interpretive centre...More

Thank Axelqueen
Reviewed 14 August 2016

So educational and the wee owls were obviously well cared for! We enjoyed the exhibits and getting to see all the adorable owls.

Thank Richard And Gai... D
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The centre was free, with donations appreciated. There was a small museum about the burrowing owls, and then the owls to see beyond that. It was not the easiest building to spot, but is opposite the carpark from the event centre.

Thank David G
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Run by VERY DEDICATED people. One woman full time is here 7 days a week and is on permanent staff - 2 others are on summer grants. This is run on a shoe string budget and they do an amazing job of caring for these...More

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Lori J, Manager at Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful review on the Trip Advisor website. It means a lot to our staff to know that our visitors go away with a better knowledge of the struggles that the wild population of owls face, as well as the...More

Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice poster displays to explain about the animals and their habitats. The cages allowed you to see everyone except the short-eared owl, who was hiding. They are doing really important work, and need visitors' donations.

Thank KarenTraveling
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Small interpretive centre with very knowledgeable staff. Several owls to see in outside area. Inside was a very cute goffer, a very large friendly dog and one more owl. They even had cute owl puppets for sale.

1  Thank 15annemaries
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the centre although it was a little hard to find. It's in the festival grounds just a couple blockd frombthe unformstion centre. For a small operation they put a lot of work into maintaining and supporting the owls. We met...More

Thank Quentin S
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Children and anyone interested in birds or conservation should visit. They admit by donation, please be generous. This owl species is in big trouble. I learned a lot about the burrowing owls. Most of them were out during the day. The lady told us all...More

Thank airsjh
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Enjoyed learning about the owls and the opportunity to see them up close. Delighted by the pet gopher and Irish wolfhound! The place is tricky to find, you take an access road off Thatcher drive, it's not very visible from the road. By donation.

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This was a little hard to find at first, but it was a great little attraction. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who enjoys nature and wildlife. It is small but very interesting. We will be going back in the future.

Thank dang20152015
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Mary R
What are hour hours? Thank you.
13 September 2016|
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Response from ReluctantReviews | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm. Cannot remember - it is on the outskirts of town - closes in the winter, I remember but having said that the woman that runs it will be there every morning to feed the owls. Sorry I couldn't have been more help
When is the best time of year to see the burrowing owls in grasslands provincial park, sask?
30 May 2016|
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Response from Lori J | Property representative |
The best time to get a chance at viewing the owls at Grasslands National Park would be when the young owls begin emerging from their nest burrow which is typically the second to third week in July.