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“Great place to visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Raptors

The Raptors
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Owner description: Get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures on the planet... RAPTORS!! This unique tourist attraction is home to all types of BIRDS OF PREY including several hawk species, bald and golden eagles, several types of owls, peregrine and hybrid falcons and even turkey vultures! Open 7 days a week 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm from mid March until October 31st. Flying Demonstrations daily at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 from the May long weekend until the September Labour Day Weekend. See many raptors on display then watching a thrilling flying demonstration where anything can happen because these birds fly free! Take a Hawk Walk or Owl Prowl in the woods prior to or after and of the flight demonstations and experience the thrill of a raptor landing on YOUR GLOVE. Browse the gift shop where you can buy anything raptor related from in-depth falconry books to cute little stuffies and snacks. The Raptors also offers a variety of educational falconry courses and summer kids camp. Please check our website for details. Located in Duncan in the beautiful Cowichan Valley just 4k off the main island highway (see the map) 90 minutes north of Victoria and 60 minutes south of Nanaimo by car. Any trip to Vancouver Island would not be complete without this experience.
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

This was and excellent place to visit.
Amazing birds.
Would be great for group visits especially school groups to educate the young.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Day with the Raptors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

This last August, my girlfriend and I took the one day raptor class. Wow. We are both still talking about it. The whole experience was excellent. We had a small class with a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor. There was plenty of hands-on time with a hawks, owls and falcons. The staff and facilities are great. There are many types of raptors to view. A great place to take kids and teenagers too!

Visited August 2012
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Chemainus, Canada
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99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great flying”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

The birds fly free and right over your head. Not all the birds are in cages and you can wander around amongst them. Our grandkids did the extra stuff with the birds - you go into the forest and play hide and seek with a hawk and get to hold it.

Visited August 2012
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Duncan, Canada
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141 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Very interesting, well worth a visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

This neat little refuge is well organized and offers a chance to see the rapters in their natural state. The show is very well done. It is a bit pricy, but still worth a visit. Make sure you time your visit to take in the show.

Visited July 2012
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fun for the younger kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

This was a fun and informative place to take the younger kids. Maybe a little boring for older kids, also, there is a lot of walking to do, which might be tough for really small kids. The live show was amazing, don't miss it!

Visited August 2012
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