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The Raptors

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1877 Herd Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5W4, Canada
+1 250-746-0372
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Impressive show!

We weren't sure what to expect when we took out of town visitors to The Raptors, (which I had known... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Trixie61
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North Saanich, BC
An outing

We enjoyed this experience so much and the little ones were awed with the different species of... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Marg M
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Birds of prey have always inspired awe. Sadly, they are threatened in many parts of the world. When you experience them up close, you learn that they are more than predators from the sky; they are essential to maintaining the delicate eco-balance of our planet. The Raptors offer compelling and interactive experiences with a variety of birds of prey species including eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. Get closer than you ever imagined to these majestic and intelligent creatures. Flying demonstrations, hands-on encounters and educational talks offered daily (March - October). The Raptors is located in the heart of the beautiful Cowichan Valley, just 60 minutes north of Downtown Victoria and 45 minutes south of Downtown Nanaimo by car.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“amazing birds” (25 reviews)
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1877 Herd Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5W4, Canada
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+1 250-746-0372
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

We weren't sure what to expect when we took out of town visitors to The Raptors, (which I had known as the Birds of Prey attraction). But we were all very pleasantly surprised and impressed. Tina, the presenter (and a biologist) was really good as...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this experience so much and the little ones were awed with the different species of birds .we all were impressed with the knowledgeable staff and the time they took to explain questions asked. Thanks !

Thank Marg M
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

I had a falcon hit our window and didn’t know what to do. The Raptor staff came back specially to help this injured bird. Thanks so much I left Merlin in good hands

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

To preface... I am a senior with limited mobility and slightly hard of hearing. I was alone and had signed up for the Demo and the Encounter at this amazing place... approximately $54 in total cost plus another $26 for gift items. The first event...More

Thank catherinebO7916PC
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TheRaptors, Admin. Team Member at The Raptors, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Hello Catherine, First of all, on behalf of everyone here we're very sorry that you had a poor experience after the flying demonstration! We pride ourselves on having a team of positive, helpful people, so we take stories like yours very seriously. Your experience and...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

The Raptors hold events and even give shows as to what the birds can do and what they are capable of.. I suggest you find the time to check it all out.. It may take a couple visits to soak it all in and see...More

Thank Jason B
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

My daughter and her kids aged 7 and I really enjoyed this Centre in a beautiful setting not far from Duncan..the show was great with up close views and lessons about the birds in a very entertaining presentation..obviously the staff is passionate about their work..don.t...More

Thank Claremont63
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Such an entertaining and informative centre! Recommend it to anyone and everyone! Fascinating and the interactive walk with the hawk was just unbelievable!

Thank Janet G
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Wonderful to watch the birds in motion at close range and learn all about them. Well kept place with happy birds.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

A wonderful place to visit for people of all ages! We learned things about birds that amazed us, and had a fun filled day at the same time!

Thank vacaDuncan_Canada
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Be prepared to be wowed! The tour is great but the "show" is amazing! The presenters are totally well informed and teach a lot of facts. Great place to take tourists and school groups. Dress warmly in cold weather because it's all outdoor and sitting...More

Thank Tom V
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Lyndal S
March 30, 2018|
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Response from Janet G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it's not my centre. There is an island bus system but I don't think they go to the centre, that said you could take a taxi.
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Martin A
January 11, 2017|
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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
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