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“Amazing Place!”
Review of The Raptors

The Raptors
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Duncan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Birds of prey have always inspired awe. Sadly, they are threatened in many parts of the world. When you experience them up close, you learn that they are more than predators from the sky; they are essential to maintaining the delicate eco-balance of our planet. The Raptors offer compelling and interactive experiences with a variety of birds of prey species including eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. Get closer than you ever imagined to these majestic and intelligent creatures. Flying demonstrations, hands-on encounters and educational talks offered daily (April - October). The Raptors is located in the heart of the beautiful Cowichan Valley, just 60 minutes north of Downtown Victoria and 45 minutes south of Downtown Nanaimo by car.
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing Place!”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

This place was awesome. When you go make sure to watch the daily flying demonstration at 1:30 or 3:30 (we did both) and I highly recommend an Owl Prowl or Hawk Walk as you get to hold either animal while wearing a glove, an amazing feeling. Everything is nicely priced and goes to a deserving cause so it's worth it. The flying demo is excellent and it includes different birds flying free each time. It is also very educational. Our family of three all enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it. Great experiences to have so make sure you bring your camera!

Visited July 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful predator bird centre”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wonderful educational and fun place to visit. Great staff, good facilities and marvellous predator birds. They are working birds, clearing airports etc, so there are different birds there each time you go. Some are out working, others are resting after a project. You can watch the daily flying demonstrations or get more involved with a Hawk Walk when the birds land on your gloved arm. Great kids programs too.

Visited July 2014
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“Amazing Birds!”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Love this place! Was the first time we had been here. My kids 3 & 7 loved seeing the birds up close. the presentation was very interesting and educational.

Visited July 2014
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Victoria, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Raptors are amazing!!! Excellent and highly recommended :-)”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have been here many times, and always leave smiling! The work the staff do with the raptors is amazing, from rehabilitation to informing and educating the visitors. They teach respect for all living creatures, and why we should all do our part to protect and save them from harm. The flight demos are breathtaking and you can get some great photos if that's what your in to. You can pay a small fee to have a hawk, owl, or falcon stand on a gauntlet on your hand, or walk thru the forest and have one land on your gloved arm...so cool!!! A season's pass is super cheap for anyone living in the area - a great value!!!
Please take a moment to come and check these guys out...the memories will last a lifetime - esp if you take part in Hawk Walk or the Raptor Experience and get to see them up close and personal.

Visited July 2014
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Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Killer Park”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

The live flying demonstrations were excellent, the "Walk With a Hawk" is a must - you walk through the woods with a guide and the hawk lands on your gloved arm! Staff are very friendly and helpful, facilities very clean and well maintained.

Visited July 2014
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