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Ranked #1 of 11 Zoos & Aquariums in Vancouver Island
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures on the planet... RAPTORS!! This unique tourist attraction... more » Owner description: 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 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 pm from mid March until October 31st. Flying Demonstrations daily at 1:30pm plus an additional flying demo daily at 3:30 pm 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. « less
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Ucluelet Aquarium (Ucluelet)
Ranked #2 of 11 Zoos & Aquariums in Vancouver Island
Category: Aquariums
Owner description: Come explore local marine life with all your senses! Knowledgeable staff, interactive demonstrations and fascinating... more » Owner description: Come explore local marine life with all your senses! Knowledgeable staff, interactive demonstrations and fascinating diversity all within our new facility! Features a giant tide pool, kids play area, many touch tanks and video microscopes. Best part is that all the animals are release back into the wild at the end of the season after a short time on display. Admission: Adult $12.50, Child $6.25, Student/Senior $9.00. Under 4 is free. Annual passes pay for themselves in two visits! Staying for a week? Opts for a Annual Family Pass $50.00 or Annual Adult Pass $25.00 « less
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Victoria Bug Zoo (Victoria)
Ranked #3 of 11 Zoos & Aquariums in Vancouver Island
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Welcome to the amazing world of insects and spiders. A visit to this must-see miniature zoo offers visitors an excellent... more » Owner description: Welcome to the amazing world of insects and spiders. A visit to this must-see miniature zoo offers visitors an excellent opportunity to view and experience multi-legged creatures from around the world in a safe, fun and friendly atmosphere. Get up close and personal with LIVE giant walkingsticks, alien-eyed praying mantids, hairy tarantulas and glow-in-the-dark scorpions, to name a few. Discover over 50 fascinating species including Canada's largest ant farm. The knowledgeable "bug guides" will reveal the exotic secrets of this hidden kingdom and provide a safe animal handling experience for the more adventurous. Imagine holding a tickling 400 leg millipede that stretches the length of your forearm! Bring your camera. It's an unforgettable, hands-on adventure. While in Victoria be sure to crawl, fly or wriggle your way to the Victoria Bug Zoo! « less
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Ranked #4 of 11 Zoos & Aquariums in Vancouver Island
Category: Aquariums
Owner description: Explore the mysteries of the ocean. Journey from seafloor to seashore and discover the amazing diversity of the Salish Sea.... more » Owner description: Explore the mysteries of the ocean. Journey from seafloor to seashore and discover the amazing diversity of the Salish Sea. Peer into seventeen massive aquarium habitats teeming with live marine life from anemones to zooplankton. See wolf-eels lurking in caverns. Get an up-close look at a giant Pacific octopus in her overhead den. Learn about the intricate web of life with friendly Oceaneers, interactive exhibits and hands-on/hands-wet exploration. An underwater world of wonder awaits you! « less
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Ranked #5 of 11 Zoos & Aquariums in Vancouver Island
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Ranked #6 of 11 Zoos & Aquariums in Vancouver Island
Category: Specialty Museums; Educational Sites
Owner description: Leap in to Salmon’s World at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre! Explore, play and learn in our unique interpretive gallery... more » Owner description: Leap in to Salmon’s World at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre! Explore, play and learn in our unique interpretive gallery featuring all things salmon. Take a guided tour of a working salmon hatchery and talk to knowledgeable staff about this amazing, iconic creature. A visit to the Salmon Centre is a fun and educational experience for all ages!The Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre, Quatse River Hatchery, and Quatse River Campground are operated by the Northern Vancouver Island Salmonid Enhancement Association. All proceeds fund salmon conservation efforts on Northern Vancouver Island. « less
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Quinsam River Hatchery (Campbell River)
Ranked #7 of 11 Zoos & Aquariums in Vancouver Island
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Discovery Passage Aquarium (Campbell River)
Ranked #8 of 11 Zoos & Aquariums in Vancouver Island
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Ranked #9 of 11 Zoos & Aquariums in Vancouver Island
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #10 of 11 Zoos & Aquariums in Vancouver Island
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