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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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This place is worth at least one visit. It is not a zoo -- it is a home for disabled animals... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Wonderful place to visit

Wow! This please is tucked away in Errington although well sign posted from the main road... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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 2 days ago via mobile

This place is worth at least one visit. It is not a zoo -- it is a home for disabled animals -- mainly birds. The eagle barn and surgery are extra cool. Lots of other interesting things to explore. Worth every cent of the admission....More

Thank AllanKPB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow! This please is tucked away in Errington although well sign posted from the main road. Beautiful woodland setting with enclosures for the lucky wildlife who get to live their lives in comfort. Driftwood galore and plenty of toys and stimulation for the birds. They...More

Thank islandholidaymaker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an animal rescue centre rather than a zoo, so you dont see all the animals up close (bear cubs are kept away from humans to keep them wild). Many of the animals can't be released back to the wild though. Impressive range of...More

Thank Fyrish
Reviewed 1 week ago

I got there closer to closing than I realized and recommend you time your visit in your schedule where your depart time is variable. You have close proximity to very special animals who have had special care. Realizing this made my visit go by very...More

Thank Monte S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friend recommended this place and our kids spent the school year learning about different animals and rescue centres. Beautiful day and friendly accommodating staff. Spent about 2-3 hours and kids had their fill learning/looking at owls And raptors and other injured/rescued animals. Admission was about...More

Thank Manj M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't sure what to expect but was pleased to see two birds and two baby bears being treated and rehabilitated before being put back to the wild. Of course animals being treated will depend on what has been brought in. Wandered around and saw resident...More

Thank C P
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 10 June 2017 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
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