North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Errington

4.6
#37 of 259 in Parks in Vancouver Island
Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Visit rescued animals at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, a refuge set within a tranquil forestlike setting. Recuperating black bears, owls, falcons, eagles, and ravens, among other creatures, all populate the area the plan of being eventually reintegrated into the wild. Rehabilitated eagles are a big tourist draw at the center; they're viewable through one-way glass into the largest cage of its kind in Canada. Head to the interactive learning center to find out more about what the refuge does and its history. You can support the work of the establishment by spending a few dollars in the gift shop. With our international travel planner, Errington attractions like North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Lovely family day out, amazing birdlife - the owls are beautiful. The bears were hibernating, trust it would make it an even greater visit. Great to know ticket sales support the wildlife.  more »
  • Came here not expecting much but wanting to support wildlife rescue. The place is huge and the enclosures have clearly been lovingly put together. Beautiful animals and nice to see why each one is...  more »
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  • A magical and beautiful place with well-cared for animals. It was inspiring to see the legacy of community and donors and to read the storied history. Had some extra special moments with two ravens up close. Must be amazing in warmer weather but we had a great time despite it being a bit chilly.
  • Amazing experience, great place to take the kids. Very educational. Would definitely recommend. Bigger than it looks from the outside with lots of neat different locations and enclosures. Highlights include the bear enclosures, indoor bird of prey flight zone, and numerous other outdoor animal enclosures and a lane full of fish and turtles.
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