Kamloops Wildlife Park

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Kamloops Wildlife Park
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
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9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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The BC Wildlife Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue & rehabilitation of injured wildlife. Discover some of British Columbia's iconic wildlife and view nearly 200 animals and 65 animal species, including bears, elk, bobcats, arctic wolves, and cougars. The majority of the Park’s animals are rescued, including Clover, the only Kermode Bear in human care in the world. Book an interactive VIP Wildlife Experience or Wildlife Encounter, or enjoy seasonal activities such as feed talks, animal encounters, Bird of Prey flight demonstrations, splash park, playground, Wildlife Express miniature train, and more. For more detailed information, check out the daily activity schedule online.
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PookyCake
Victoria, Canada13,071 contributions
I’ve wanted to attend the BC Wildlife Park (BCWP) in Kamloops for a number of years, ever since I started plotting out an Okanagan adventure. Thus, when the opportunity finally arose, my partner and I were most pleased. Granted, BC was in the midst of a historic “heat dome,” but that didn’t detract from our experience too significantly. Doing the self-guided tour, we were able to observe a lot of the area’s wildlife up close: Playful grizzly bears (“working” and “testing” bear proof bins!), black bears, the Kermode bear AKA spirit bear (the highlight for me), cougars, bighorn sheep, domestic goats, and delightful waterfowl. We also kept a close eye out for the red fox, but this critter – “looks like kitty” – continues to evade us! Oh well, at least we had an up close encounter with a hummingbird; it was stuck in a small building and we were able to guide it safely back outside. Knowing we helped such a small and beautiful critter warmed our hearts!

What we found most attractive about the BCWP is the fact that it isn’t a zoo; it’s an animal conservation and care centre – something made explicitly clear in the visitor’s centre and reinforced by the fairly large enclosures outside. The majority of the animals on site were brought here because they were injured or otherwise can’t live in the wild. It’s commendable work and highlights BCWP’s commitment towards educating the masses. Remember, everything is connected to everything else.

If you’re visiting the Kamloops area, we heartily recommend stopping by the BC Wildlife Park. The facility is well laid out; the enclosures are vast and speak to the level of care received by the animals; and it’s just nice to see some of BC’s wildlife up close and at a safe distance.
Written October 11, 2021
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VancouverLil
Langley, Canada632 contributions
This is a very nice wildlife park. The animals are kept in enclosures as close to their natural environment as possible. They cannot be released into the wild because of circumstances and injuries and you can tell the staff really care about them. We watched one of the staff feed the big horn sheep and it was wonderful to see them frolic. The gift shop is very nice, as is the interactive centre. The restaurant is open and though you cannot eat inside, the tables spread around the courtyard are very conducive to social distancing. Best of all, the price of admission goes to the care and feeding of the animals! This is a place for the whole family!
Written August 4, 2020
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Greg A
Vancouver Island, Canada71 contributions
We had time before our hotel room was ready, so we went here to spend time, and we were very happy we did. This a large park with a lot to see. If you don't want to just go for the animals, there is a playground, small petting zoo and what looks like a kids splash park as well.

The staff were polite and friendly, as were the volunteers. The park is open, the paths are wide and everything is clean. If you have a few hours, it's definitely worth the visit!
Written September 5, 2021
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Darlene W
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As grandparents we are thrilled to spend time with our five year old granddaughter so we decided to take her to the wildlife park, last week. She loved the train. Enjoyed seeing the animals. We did ask for a paper map that they use to hand out but they told us they have signs through out the park we decided to check out the map to make sure we were not missing anything as we approached the map a swarm of hornets started to attack us they bit or stung my husband he got one beside his mouth and the hornet ended up in his mouth as he spit it out he was bitten four more times on his back. He is allergic to them. Our granddaughter was screaming because she was bitten i swooped her up and ran away. We notified and warned park goers as we left the park. We stopped to buy our granddaughter toys from the gift shop just to help her to have her mind on happier things while my husband told people in charge. The staff all repeated the same line we are sorry this happened to you. Just want the public to be aware to stay away from the maps.it was a miserable ending of what we thought would be a happy memory for all of us.
Written August 12, 2022
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Márcio Santos
Vancouver, Canada495 contributions
Family
Great place to see wild animals that we can’t see often. The most important is to know the animals that leave there are recovered animals that got hurt and for some reason would not be able to leave a “normal” life in a wild environment. You will see eagles, black and grizzly bears, white wolves and some more. There is a small train that makes a kind of 8 circuit. Not too exciting but the kids like a lot!
Written July 31, 2020
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gohan84
Vancouver, BC45 contributions
The park is about 20 mins EAST of Kamloops - easy drive, great big signs to tell you where to get off. We were there about 30 mins into the opening and the social distancing was easy to do. I believe only about 2 animal exhibits were closed, but other than that, plenty to see. The kids water playground was a bonus!!
Written August 3, 2020
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jennifer D
Vancouver, Canada108 contributions
Couples
Had no idea this experience would be as cool as it was!! A must do in Kamloops!! They do a wonderful job. The staff loved there jobs and it showed. Took the time to give background & explain how they feed and care for these beautiful creatures
Written November 1, 2020
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CABear00
Calgary, Canada52 contributions
Friends
A great variety of animals and it's really interesting reading the plaques to learn how and why they were rescued. Of course they are animals so some were sadly hiding, like the porcupine and Bobcat, but got to see grizzly bears, owls, cougars, and donkeys to name a few. It's very easy to spend a couple hours here walking around and animal watching.
Written September 8, 2020
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Steve D
11 contributions
Family
Great time o a hot day. Better to go when cooler as the animals seek shade from the sun and heat. The pair of playful Grizzlies were the best. You just want to scratch them (don't do it though). Really good way to spend a few hours.
Written July 17, 2020
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joanh159
Lancashire, U.K.2 contributions
My husband and I visited Kamloops Wildlife Park in August this year. It was a particularly hot day - as it has usually been this year - and we practically melted as we walked round the Park. However, we enjoyed the views of the animals. The wolf was particularly aloof in that he/she would not move from the shadow of the trees, understandably. The wolf cubs were cute. Enjoyed the Grizzlies, wonderful to see them so close, marvelled at the length of their claws. Until we visited the Park we were not aware that all the animals were released if possible but some obviously could not be. Rather sad to see the eagles, did not feel their surroundings were large enough. All in all, an enjoyable visit and we hope that the Park remains safe in the wake of the forest fires, as we wish all of Kamloops and surrounding district to be safe also.
Joan Halstead
Written August 28, 2003
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  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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