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Address: 250 Thatcher Dr E, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6J 1L7, Canada
Phone Number: 306-692-8710
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The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC) is dedicated to...

The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC) is dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Burrowing Owl and their prairie habitat through education, stewardship and eco-tourism.

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So cute!

Interesting center about the owls. Able to walk around and see them and read about how and why they came to the center. Not much else to see once you're done visitng the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
161shirleyf
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Alberta
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Alberta
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting center about the owls. Able to walk around and see them and read about how and why they came to the center. Not much else to see once you're done visitng the owls. Little information in the center or gifts to purchase. Staff was very friendly and informative.

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Snow Lake, Canada
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126 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour through here. It was nicely set up, and informative. Well worth a stop. Free to go through, welcome to donate if you like.

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Shell Lake
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was very interesting and the lady was very helpful. Nice to see they name them and train them to take out for schools and other workshops

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Saskatoon, Canada
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited these Burrowing Owls for the first time today and were pleasantly surprised. At first glance, the Interpretive Center seems to not have much, but we easily spent an hour there enjoying the birds and the information provided. The dog is big, but friendly and generally left us alone. The birds are sweet, tiny things with such lovely eyes.... More 

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Thank PastyPrairieGirl
Banff, Canada
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The centre is small and has only a few owls (10 or so when I went). It does have some information available about the owls and the prairies where they live. Worth the few minute stop if you're driving by or want to make a donation. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this attraction though.

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Thank ChriswWhite1100
Calgary, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Learned quite a bit, but it was mostly via reading...would have liked more verbal interpretation from the others (seemingly) not busy staff.

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Thank Jenn L
Lori J, Manager at Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, responded to this review

Jenn, We are sorry that you did not have the experience that you were hoping for or expecting during your visit to the Centre. Staff should have asked you upon your arrival if you were interested in taking a guided tour or if you preferred a self-guided tour. We do try to follow up with visitors who take a self... More 

Regina, Saskatchewan
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We went with a group of 3 families with 11 young children and this was a great experience for everyone. It was interesting to see their resident owls and Peanut, the owl in training who had free run of the office. There is a small display of information on owls and birds with a variety of educational material to take... More 

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Thank JustPassingThrough24
Winnipeg, Canada
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Depending on when you go, you may see lots of owls, or very few owls. Despite the fact that the centre receives the most minimal of funding from government sources (a crying shame), the staff makes do with what they have. A small interpretive centre with a plethora of information; not just of the burrowing owl but other local wildlife.... More 

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Thank Axelqueen
Mankota, Saskatchewan
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

So educational and the wee owls were obviously well cared for! We enjoyed the exhibits and getting to see all the adorable owls.

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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

The centre was free, with donations appreciated. There was a small museum about the burrowing owls, and then the owls to see beyond that. It was not the easiest building to spot, but is opposite the carpark from the event centre.

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Thank David G

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