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Address: 1877 Herd Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5W4, Canada (Formerly Pacific Northwest Raptors)
Phone Number: +1 250-746-0372
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Thu - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures on the...

Get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures on the planet... RAPTORS!! This unique tourist attraction is home to all types of BIRDS OF PREY including several hawk species, bald and golden eagles, several types of owls, peregrine and hybrid falcons and even turkey vultures! Open 7 days a week 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm from mid March until October 31st. Flying Demonstrations daily at 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 from the May long weekend until the September Labour Day Weekend. See many raptors on display then watching a thrilling flying demonstration where anything can happen because these birds fly free! Take a Hawk Walk or Owl Prowl in the woods prior to or after and of the flight demonstations and experience the thrill of a raptor landing on YOUR GLOVE. Browse the gift shop where you can buy anything raptor related from in-depth falconry books to cute little stuffies and snacks. The Raptors also offers a variety of educational falconry courses and summer kids camp. Please check our website for details. Located in Duncan in the beautiful Cowichan Valley just 4k off the main island highway (see the map) 90 minutes north of Victoria and 60 minutes south of Nanaimo by car. Any trip to Vancouver Island would not be complete without this experience.

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beautiful birds.....

A great place to be if you are a bird lover and a great place to take children for an outing. You can learn so much

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to be if you are a bird lover and a great place to take children for an outing. You can learn so much

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Chemainus, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Had the opportunity to visit this attraction in conjunction with a business group. What a great experience and education. Highly recommended for all ages.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a great way to spend 2-3 hrs (or more) with very knowledgeable people who are actively working with birds of prey. It is an opportunity to be up close with Bald Eagles; Golden eagles; Vultures; Owls; Red tail Hawks; and the fastest animal in the world -- Peregrine Falcons, clocked in dives for prey at 300 km/hr. There... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My boyfriend and I recently attended the Owl Evening. It was a great chance to learn more about owls and see them up close and personal. The staff is all great and well informed. The flying demonstration gave everyone a chance to experience a close encounter with the owls and see the different ways they fly. I had the pleasure... More 

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Cowichan Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visiting The Raptors is a thoroughly wonderful experience for all ages. The presenters are passionate about their work and extremely knowledgeable. Their presentations and the flying demonstrations of the various raptors are impressive. It is truly wonderful to be able to see these birds up close. Everyone comes away with a heightened awareness of how important all of these birds... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted to visit here for years and finally did it this summer with our grandkids. Well worth going. The flight demonstration and the trainers were awesome, the Kookaburras were a favorite of the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Wonderful time at Owl Evenings last night even in the pouring rain. They put blankets out on the benches for us. I really enjoyed the education and the up close experience.

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Duncan, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I took my Granddaughter to see all the birds and see the flying demonstration. She loves OWLS and also seeing the other birds. Loved listening to them and watching what they were doing. It is a great place and I highly recommend it to anyone.

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duncan bc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It was a very informative experience . The staff was quite knowledgeable and friendly. The birds were AWESOME

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Wow so great to be up close to these amazing birds. Learned lots too as the staff is super knowledgeable. I have been a repeat visitor since I moved to the island 14 years ago!

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