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“Amazing Birds!”
Review of The Raptors

The Raptors
Ranked #1 of 36 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 (March - 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.
Reviewed 20 July 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.

Thank sunshinebear5
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Reviewed 20 July 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.

Thank Boinkie
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Reviewed 17 July 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.

1  Thank georgec92
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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Some friends recommended this and it was well worth it... They keep the birds perched out where you can see them- good explanations of them and the flight demo was wonderful. Robin did a great job explaining how the birds are different and it was thrilling to see them in flight... Would go again and highly recommend!

Thank suzannesg
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

The show was wonderful - perhaps the only opportunity to get this close to some amazing birds: owl, eagle, peregrine falcon...

Thank MiddleJo
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