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North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

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1240 Leffler Road, Errington, British Columbia V0R 1V0, Canada
+1 250-248-8534
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Very interesting centre

You start off walking through their museum which has most of the wild animals, which are stuffed... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wendy G
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Jersey, United Kingdom
Interesting and Educational

The ten-dollar price of admission is money well spent, as the money goes towards rescuing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leanne L
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Toronto, 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 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.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1240 Leffler Road, Errington, British Columbia V0R 1V0, Canada
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+1 250-248-8534
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You start off walking through their museum which has most of the wild animals, which are stuffed and look very life like. From there you can wonder along the pathways to see different rescued birds of prey and owls. There is also a black bear...More

Thank Wendy G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ten-dollar price of admission is money well spent, as the money goes towards rescuing, rehabilitating and housing animals in need. This beautiful facility is laid out perfectly to enjoy a leisurely amble about to see the rescued and rehomed birds, bears and bunnies. There...More

1  Thank Leanne L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a working hospital and recovery centre. There is drop-off reception area for people to bring injured or abandoned animals. Being open to the public seems to be a secondary purpose but obviously much needed for funding. It is $10/person which is gladly paid...More

1  Thank jdglek
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worthwhile stop to see the work they are doing to rescue and rehabilitate local wildlife. The idea is rehabilitate and then release them back to the wild. Currently, they have 8 black bears in residence. The amount of contact the animals have with humans is...More

1  Thank Mysticmaidenfair
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NIWRAadmin, Manager at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Well worth the visit! Incredible facility doing great work with injured birds and bears. Very well laid out and very good explanations of the animals. Well worth a visit!

1  Thank Kevin Z
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

My aunt suggested we check this place out in our way to Coombs so I said sure figuring it would take maybe an hour. Boy was I wrong! Go and visit! Omg. I cannot express how awesome our experience was there. The staff and volunteers...More

1  Thank Seosta
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We love this place! Super friendly staff and lots of cool exhibits to look at. We will definitely be back soon!

1  Thank kirsten h
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Was part of our cruise excursion. We were not expecting much but this was a highlight. Great staff that truly care about the animals and take the time to explain their mission and the animals history.

1  Thank Bucky_101
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The Recovery Centre is a wonderful way to see many local animals and birds and to learn more about their habitat and behaviours. The staff are knowledgable and the environment is charming and thoughtful to the needs of the animals. It has animals who are...More

1  Thank Rebecca2001
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a great place to visit with family or friends to see the islands local inhabitants. You get to see bears & eagles close up also the great work the volunteers do in rehabilitating injured animals. A new project is the garden with indigenous...More

1  Thank Alan C
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