The Raptors offers a compelling interactive experience with amazing birds of prey. Get closer than you ever imagined to these exciting, intelligent birds and learn about their world and how we all benefit when they survive and thrive.
For many this wildlife attraction in Duncan marks their first close encounter with these incredible birds, but often not their last. Birding enthusiasts and curious visitors of all ages return time and again to get up close, have a hands-on experience, and witness these amazing birds of prey as they demonstrate their flying skills and fascinating personalities.
Our world class flying demonstrations will bring you up close and personal with some spectacular raptors. Experience eagles, hawks, owls (and more!) as they soar through the air right over your head, as our Educators teach you more about them, their place in our ecosystems, and how you can protect them!
A flying demonstration takes place during each of our admission periods, and we strongly recommend planning your visit around viewing it!
Want to get closer? The Raptors offers a wide variety of opportunities for you to get up close and personal with some of these amazing predators. Take a walk through the woods with a hawk, look in to the eyes of an owl, or even spend the whole day immersing yourself in the world of raptors.
Whichever you choose, these once in a lifetime opportunities will help you form a lasting respect for the natural world.
All of our hands-on programs are offered at our visitor centre, located in the Cowichan Valley, ten minutes from downtown Duncan.
Look no farther than these amazing hands-on camps for a fun and engaging way to spend the summer! Children will spend five days with our trained wildlife staff, participating in a wide variety of nature and conservation based activities, including lots of hands-on and flight experience with the raptors.
Week-Long Falconry Course
The most in-depth course we offer, the Week long course is designed to teach the basics of handling, training, and hunting with a raptor. It has a much greater falconry emphasis than our other experiences, and is tailored towards people interested in working with birds or taking up private falconry.
Want to turn that once-in-a-lifetime experience into a once-a-month adventure? Our memberships are an excellent way to fly with our raptors throughout the seasons! Our demonstrations are always changing, so you’ll never see the exact same flights twice!
Our memberships give you admission at the “CLOSE” level for an entire year after the date of purchase, and also includes 40% off CLOSER/CLOSEST Admissions.