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The Raptors

Features Animals
1877 Herd Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5W4, Canada
+1 250-746-0372
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Family fun

An amazing experience for young and old alike. An opportunity to see raptors up close in a setting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Great fun, excellent way to spend an afternoon!

This was actually our second time to The Raptors but the first time that we were on time for the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Heidi A
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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.
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1877 Herd Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5W4, Canada
+1 250-746-0372
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An amazing experience for young and old alike. An opportunity to see raptors up close in a setting that also supports the reintroduction of injured birds into the wild . Don't miss the flying shows.

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was actually our second time to The Raptors but the first time that we were on time for the flying demonstration. What a fabulous learning opportunity. The staff are very knowledgeable and make the demonstration a lot of fun for the audience. The birds...More

Thank Heidi A
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Terrific afternoon learning about and getting close to some incredible birds. Staff very attentive to the birds, their needs and what is of interest to tourists.

Thank stewartian21
Reviewed 11 October 2017

we had a great time visiting the Raptors, highly recommended. learned a lot of things about these amazing birds...

1  Thank lovetoeat1960
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Professional/Volunteer staff all friendly and informative. Hands on in a few cases as well as an active flying program involving 5 raptors. The trainer was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable....she and her assistant know birds. Also, seeing many of them at close range was thrilling. Very...More

Thank tornillo2015
Reviewed 3 October 2017

From Gaston the marabou stork to the eagle, falcons and owls Birds of Prey is a family entertainment not to be missed. Educational, fun and awe inspiring. A must see for tourists and residents alike.

1  Thank _nicky_rozon
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Nice to get such a close and educational look at these big birds of prey even though it is hard to see them caged

Thank DafCalgary
Reviewed 29 September 2017

loved this place stopped by with the kids and didnt know what to expect i was blown away by the place and so were the kids and my mum got to see so many birds and they seem really well cared for you have to...More

Thank matthealien
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We watched the flying of the birds twice and if we had more time, we would have stayed for a third. There are different birds each time and you learn something new every time. Tina, Gerrard and Morgan contributed to a great day. We took...More

Thank MandMUrban
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The attraction is very good but im somewhat conflicted as not all the animals have to be there, i.e rehabilitated, some were born there & not sure i agree with that. Some of the animals didnt look happy & i wondered if they would like...More

Thank susan2909
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Martin A
12 January 2017|
Response from TheRaptors | Property representative |
Hi Martin, We do offer a week-long falconry course for those who are interested in getting in to private falconry (or for those who just really enjoy working with birds!) These run twice a year. Don't hesitate to contact us... More
16 February 2015|
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Response from TheRaptors | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay answering! You hopefully called ahead and booked a tour - we offer 1/2 hour tours for groups of your size, which runs before the flying demonstration. It adds a lot of information to your visit. If you... More

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