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North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place

Such a great afternoon spent. The center isn’t a zoo but a rehab for local animals to be put back... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Germantown, Tennessee
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Fun and educational

This is a wonderful place to visit to see wildlife that is no longer able to live in the wild... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Surrey, Canada
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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...more
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1240 Leffler Road, Errington, British Columbia V0R 1V0, Canada
+1 250-248-8534
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a great afternoon spent. The center isn’t a zoo but a rehab for local animals to be put back into the wild. Some animals cannot be returned to the wild because of injuries but nice spacious enclosures for these residents. Plenty of paths and...More

1  Thank Kayuo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit to see wildlife that is no longer able to live in the wild because of injury or human meddling. Some beautiful animals with great personalities. Talking with the staff, you can tell the animals are loved and well...More

1  Thank BCtransplant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to see here, it is definitely NOT a zoo but run by very caring people as we witnessed being there at the time a number of the enclosures were being cleaned with keepers talking to those birds that were happy to...More

1  Thank TheGuv-and-Bolli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just visited with our 8 year old son. What a wonderful place. Amazing work done to help the animals. Everything was neat and clean, the cages well maintained. One can tell that the donations go to the animals. So much to learn. We stayed...More

1  Thank NikkyD
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting the south Island in September, and as I have supported NIWRA's work for a few years, we made the trip up Island to see the facility. We were not expecting too much, as they are not government funded. We...More

1  Thank Heather W
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We went with our 2 grandkids 9 & 11 & they rated 5 star...so educational & really let them know about all the critters here on the west coast...highly recommend we will go again when in the area..very rainy that day but they provide umbrellas...More

Thank Sunshine552898
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the recovery centre. From the warm welcome we received from the lady in the shop to the friendliness of the staff around the centre the visit was educational and very enjoyable. The bears were lovely but the birds are...More

1  Thank LoobyLou03
Reviewed 1 October 2018

There were no viewable bears, but we had a relaxing time just roaming the peaceful grounds and viewing their video. This is always a pleasant stopover. The small museum is interesting and informative and, of course, the gift shop is a pleasant walk through.

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Great place looking after injured animals. Had various bears and birds that had been injured. some were ok to be re inttroduced to wild some had to stay forever.

1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Well I was a little disappointed for the price we paid $10. Nice layout for walking around. Lots of different type of birds, the taxidermy museum was ok. (needs dusting) Nice boutique to buy souvenirs, I enjoyed the turtles, but not so much the bear...More

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