Welcome to the website of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association. (NIWRA)
Bright, sunny summer days and we're open to the public!
Even on the rainy days, be sure to visit.
Open daily to the public 9am - 5pm
Please note: gates and gift shop close at 4:30pm
IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY!
We're celebrating 30 years of wildlife rehabilitation at NIWRA
Please join us on Friday, July 10th 11am-4pm for a celebration!
There will be live music with Boney Finger band, birthday cake and beverages, balloon art, face painting, glove trained birds, free seedling trees for all our visitors and fun for all!
We're inviting all our supporters and friends to come and celebrate this exciting day with us.
FREE ADMISSION DAY
Please note: Our adoption page is down at present for upgrade.
If you would like to adopt one of our animals, please call 250-248-8534 and we will do your adoption over the phone or come by the centre for adoptions.
Thanks for your patience.
The Centre is open for ill and injured animals year round.
| Adults (13 and over): $8.00 plus tax
||9am - 5pm 7 days a week||1240 Leffler Road|
|Children (3-12 years old) $5.00 plus tax||Gate and Gift Shop close at 4:30pm||Errington, BC|
|Children under 3: Free||Click Here for Map|
Nestled in the district of Errington on Vancouver Island, NIWRA is a park like setting with a peaceful rustic atmosphere. When visiting the centre you will be able to view eagles, several species of owls, falcons, hawks, ravens, and black bears.
During the summer months, live raptor presentations are available for you.
The centre is a world class wildlife rehabilitation facility specializing in raptors and black bear. Magnificent eagles can be viewed through one way glass in the largest flight cage if its kind in Canada.
You will learn about Vancouver Island wildlife by booking a large group tour or just visit the centre on your own. Make sure you visit our gift shop.
Volunteers are essential to the centre, so be sure to consider giving of your time to this worthwhile cause. Even the youth can participate in volunteering by joining our Green Teen Junior Docent Program.
This is truly a "Wildlife Experience for the Whole Family"
Take a virtual tour with us in the video below: