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“An amazing facility”

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Errington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“An amazing facility”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

On first impressions this facility belies what lies beyond the gift shop and through the entrance way to the facility itself. The educational benefits for young and old is clearly one of the main directions the facility has taken and the services it provides to orphaned and injured birds and mammals is a wonderful service to the community and to Vancouver Island itself, as animals often come from other parts of the Island to be treated and rehabilitated here. It is one of the better things to do in this area but also in Parksville/Qualicum Beach/Nanaimo as all are within easy distance to make this a great outing for families. The entrance fees are very reasonable as compared to other attractions in the area.

Visited May 2012
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Vancouver Island
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“A favourite place....”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Always something interesting to see, try and see an eagle release, so exciting to see a recovered bird fly out to freedom once more. Lots more wildlife to see as well, sometimes you get a glimpse of the resident bear. Good place for kids to learn about nature.

Visited April 2012
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Crofton, British Columbia, Canada
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“Fun and educational Family outing”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

My kids are now teenagers, and they STILL ask to go to the NIWRA every summer...it's something you don't want to miss, be sure to bring your camera!

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