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North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

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1240 Leffler Road, Errington, British Columbia V0R 1V0, Canada
+1 250-248-8534
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This is a rehab facility that is trying to make a difference by helping animals. Very quiet and... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2017
Stuart71
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Calgary, Canada
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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 June 22, 2017
Greg A
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1240 Leffler Road, Errington, British Columbia V0R 1V0, Canada

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Reviewed June 22, 2017 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
Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write a review. We do appreciate it!

Reviewed June 22, 2017

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
Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thanks for visiting us again! It is always nice to have repeat customers and also for your positive review!

Reviewed June 18, 2017

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

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Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you for attending our Family Day event and we are so glad you found it educational as well as enjoyable! Do visit us again!

Reviewed June 10, 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

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Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments! We are always happy to hear that our efforts to make this an enjoyable, educational family place are appreciated.!!

Reviewed May 28, 2017

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

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Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to find us! We, ourselves are always amazed when the locals come in and say they never knew it existed as we do a lot of advertising and even have a column in the local paper monthly! We are...More

Reviewed May 19, 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
Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Thank you for your visit and your recommendation. We are always happy when visitors recognize and enjoy our work!

Reviewed April 14, 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.

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Pat M, Social Media Volunter at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your kind comments. We appreciate hearing from all our visitors!

Reviewed April 8, 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

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Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

So glad you came to see our annual Eagle release! We take pride in our Centre and are always happy to hear it is appreciated!

Reviewed March 28, 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

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Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting and so happy to hear it was a successful family event for you! Please come again!

Reviewed March 15, 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
Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Thank you for visiting and thank you for your comments! Do come again!

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