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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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Great place to visit

A nice educational stop on our weekend trip to Parksville. I liked that the signs shared the story... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
KellyEchoFinn
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Kitchener, Canada
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I think it's tempting to judge this place by the animals alone. I would really advise watching the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
pd866
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Bath, United Kingdom
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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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  • Poor1%
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“north island” (12 reviews)
“love animals” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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 6 days ago via mobile

A nice educational stop on our weekend trip to Parksville. I liked that the signs shared the story of why each bird was there and not releasable. The bear, Knut, was entertaining, he wouldn't come out of the little den but we had a good...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I think it's tempting to judge this place by the animals alone. I would really advise watching the video shown on a loop at the entrance to get a proper understanding of the work done.

1  Thank pd866
Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your posting. Taking a few minutes to watch the video really does help understand and we thank you for pointing this out. Come again!

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We were not expecting a lot but were gladly surprise by a big exhibition of raptors that unfortunately cannot live in the wild anymore but now serve educational purposes. We saw knut the big black bear being fed and bald eagles in the recovery area.

1  Thank Juan Camilo A
Pat M, Social media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for visiting and so glad you were surprised and I hope pleased with our displays and our work with wildlife

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Very expensive for what it offers- I understand it is an animal rescue but it was completely overpriced. My kids wanted to see some animals especially bears. They have 1 black bear that was on the far side of its enclosure. We waited for 1pm...More

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Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

I am sorry to hear you were disappointed in our work and educational displays. I must point out that this is not a Zoo but a place to rehabilitate wildlife and therefore what you see is what has come for help but have been so...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

This a not for profit rescue centre and a small entrance fee is payable. There is a variety of animals (mainly birds) at the centre, many of the animals have been insured or neglected and are not suitable to be released, but any that can...More

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Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for visiting and for your very welcome comments = hope to see you again!

Reviewed 13 August 2017

I love visiting wildlife recovery centers and this was one of the best I have been to! They have a great film on the founder and how the place got started and an interesting exhibit on the animals of the area. They have very well-done...More

1  Thank wendylynne2010
Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for visiting and for your wonderful reviews. We are so glad you enjoyed it

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I love animals and this was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The spacious beautiful grounds creates wonderful homes for the animals. Us adults, enjoyed the Learning Centre and tried many of the interactive displays. Lots of areas to take interesting pictures with...More

1  Thank GuiWong
Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

So glad you stopped in on your trip and enjoyed our Centre. Please come again when in our area.

Reviewed 5 August 2017

A little hard to find so get your navigation system loaded before you head out. The centre takes in injured wildlife from up and down the Island and releases them back into the wild after rehabilitation. Those that are unfit for life in the wild...More

1  Thank G-Daawg
Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for visiting us and so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back again soon!

Reviewed 4 August 2017

We went here because my grandson loves wildlife and "adopted" a raven that lives here (ravens are his favorite animal). Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. You can enter from 9am to 4:30 pm. As it's name indicates, it is a recovery...More

1  Thank EnjoyTraveling64
Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for visiting and your very welcome comments! So glad you enjoyed it all and hope you come back and visit us again!

Reviewed 4 August 2017

a interesting tour of injured raptors and orphaned bear cubs. could have better viewing areas, especially in areas where animals are use to humansMore

Thank Wesley D
Pat M, Social Media Volunteer at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for visiting and your constructive comments. We do try and make the viewing areas both for natural habitat for the animal as well as for the public to see, which can sometimes be a challenge. We are constantly upgrading areas as funds permit...More

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