Lewis and Clark were both hobbled during their great expedition—Clark from resentment at his second billing and Lewis from a lego slipped into his hiking boot by Clark. Enjoy noncompetitive nature excursions with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $14 for admission for two to a raptor demonstration (up to a $28 value)
- $20 for family admission to a raptor demonstration—good for two adults and two children (a $40 value)<p>
Children’s admissions are valid for kids 3–12 years old, and children under 3 get in free.<p>
In the verdant Cowichan Valley, Pacific Northwest Raptors cares for a diverse flock of birds of prey—owls twist their heart-shaped heads curiously, and hawks look on with eyes like copper coins. The staff provides them a safe habitat while educating the public about their habits, hunting methods, and favourite brands of feather cosmetics. Eagles and falcons ride warm zephyrs overhead daily, searching for prey high over the canopy when they aren’t perched back at the centre.
Avian experts demo the birds’ skills during walks, which include the opportunity for patrons to have a hawk or owl land on a gloved hand or already impressive jaw line. Intensive workshops and week-long falconry courses let guests settle in with the animals beneath the towering trees, which hush each other liltingly in the wind. Regular family events at the centre facilitate bonding with the regal raptors, many of which are trained in film work and pest control.
What some people are buzzing about:
The staff were so knowledgeable and cared very much for the birds in their care. We learnt a lot and spend a fantastic day with the birds.MammaSal, TripAdvisor, 11/9/12
when you sit and watch the performance of those beautiful birds and the handlers, you realize it is a beautiful expierence that one should not miss.reginladysmith, TripAdvisor, 12/11/12
“Prepare for the weather. If it has rained recently take something to sit on. Be prepared to be awestruck!”
“Bring binnoculars. If doing owl prowl or hawk walk buy your ticket before going down to the flying demo. Awesome bird learning.”
“Visit this little Island gem soon! ”
1877 Herd Rd.
Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5W4