North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Errington

4.6
#40 of 240 in Parks in Vancouver Island
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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  • What a wonderful place. Up close and personal with the animals, excellent grottos with great viewing areas. Grounds are well cared and the gardens are amazing. Definitely a must see. You won't be disa...  more »
  • Stopped by on impulse when we went up to Coombs and found the store closed for the winter. If we had known about this attraction previously, we would have driven up to see it instead of the store! Ver...  more »
  • My family and I recently visited the NIWRC and loved it. We will definitely return this summer. It is hard to see animals in captivity (some animals are permanent due to the inability to survive in th...  more »
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  • This is the second time we have visited this place and we spent an enjoyable time with many of the animals. It was very enjoyable and educational, especially the knowledgeable staff who were always around to help with questions. The kids loved it! It was also very gratifying to see that hurt animals or abandoned, were treated with great respect due to the staff, and the many volunteers who obviously have put in a multitude of hours to care for the animals and keep this place running. I hope they keep this shelter open as long as possible to continue the fantastic job they have dedicated their time. Well done!
  • Wonderful place and definitely met and exceeded any expectations. Lots of information and great place to take the family so they can learn about the animals and birds.
  • Went here for the laser light show at Christmas, it was absolutely breath taking. And for 5 bucks a person! I will definitely be coming back during the day to see all the animals.
  • Took our almost two year old out to visit this wonderful little place last week. One of the volunteers, Charlotte, had stopped by the shop and encouraged us that it would be a good environment for our young man. It was indeed a wonderful place to take our son. He loved the whole experience. It is important to keep in mind this is NOT a petting zoo and best to keep those little fingers out of reach of all the wonderful raptors and animals. I loved the little cards that told us why the animals/birds were at the rescue and how long. A great learning experience. Will happily recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and outdoor learning experience with their littles.
  • A wonderful wildlife rehab center, manned by a group of dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers! We spent a couple of hours there and enjoyed every moment. It is a very worthwhile association and funded by price of admission, donations and some fund raising events.
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