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“magical”
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.
Duncan, Canada
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“magical”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The setting is so low key ..it is just off a rural road but you cannot hear the cars going by and can stroll a very short distance into a valley where the birds are in a natural setting..as the soar, you feel as if you are in a wilderness…rustic and thus realistic..not hyped. A very good place to go, more than once.

Visited August 2013
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Duncan, BC
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Up close and personal with the birds”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Flying demonstrations given regularly and by experienced and knowledgeable trainers. Special small group experiences in feeding and flying the raptors. Loved seeing the eagles in their enclosures up close. Many other birds on view in a lovely setting. Excellent nature experience for all ages.

Visited June 2013
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Ladysmith, B.C.
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Birds of a Feather”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Living close by we overlooked this wonderful attraction until we took visitors to see the demonstration. Every local should take time to discover this attraction and learn more about our
raptors

Visited July 2013
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Duncan, Canada
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81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Really well worth the cost of admission”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to see the raptors. While the show started with the birds in small boxes, later they flew off into the trees after performing. It was great to see these magnificent birds are free to fly away. I would visit there again.

Visited July 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“So close you can almost touch them”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

It's a great place to see these amazing birds. Most are not behind cages they are sitting on perches just a few feet in front of you with just a leg restraint. The flying demonstrations happen a few times a day and the birds fly so close to you that if feels like the tips of their wings are touching you as they fly by. Very cool.

Visited July 2013
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