Photo by James MacKenzie

Photo by Rick Little

Photo by James MacKenzie

Photo by Rick Little

Photo by James MacKenzie

 Notice of Annual General Meeting

Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) AGM

Saturday, October 15th, 2022
10 AM to 11:30 AM

At the Merville Hall, 1245 Fenwick Rd., Merville.

This is an invitation to join us to learn about the work that was accomplished with your support during 2021 – 2022 year and to elect the next Board of Directors.

Please let us know if you plan to attend. This information will help us keep everyone safe and ensure that we comply with any future public health orders.

We ask that you confirm your attendance before Saturday, October 8th by using our contact form or sending an email to

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM.  However, you must be an active member to vote. You can renew your membership online here or in person at the Merville Hall before the meeting begins.

If you are unable to attend the AGM, we will post the report here, where you can also view past annual reports. 

Also, we are offering tours of the MARS every Friday, Saturday and  Sunday. We hope you will book a tour and bring your family and friends for a visit.


animals rescued so far in 2022

We rescued 1421 animals in 2021! Thank you to all our generous donors who support MARS through sponsorship, in kind, and cash donations to ensure that we are always there for the wildlife that need us!

 Visitor Centre & Gift Shop 

Open Friday to Sunday only
10am to 3pm
Drop in to shop and browse or
book a tour here

Wildlife Hospital

Open 9-5 every day

Found an animal in distress?
Don’t touch: WAIT, WATCH, CALL!
 If you are bringing an injured wild animal to MARS, please remain in your vehicle. Call the hospital at 250-337-2021 ext. 0 to speak to rehab staff. The staff will come retrieve the patient from your vehicle.

Update on Avian Influenza

August 15th, 2022 Update: 

Our Visitor Centre is open!

As Avian Influenza wanes, we have modified our tours to include visits to our eagle recovery flight pen. Watch these beautiful raptors stretch their wings as they prepare for release back into the wild! 

As part of your tour, you’ll now be able to meet one of our resident ambassador birds and a handler at the Vistitor Centre.

Our commitment to the safety and well-being of our resident ambassador birds (eagles, owls, and crows) and wildlife patients is our first priority. We will be monitoring and adapting our tours as the situation evolves so please stay tuned for updates.

**Because we’re still limiting foot traffic near our resident birds at this time, guests won’t be able to tour past our ambassador birds in their enclosures. However, we’d love to greet you and show you our wild side! There’s a lot to see and experience at our Visitor Centre. **

Come for a visit Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 to 3. If you wish a tour, please book your spot here.


We are grateful to these local donors for their continued support: