Photo by James MacKenzie

Photo by Rick Little

Photo by James MacKenzie

Photo by Rick Little

Photo by James MacKenzie

Update on Avian Influenza

May 13, 2022:  From Gyl Andersen, MARS Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation:

In light of the recent confirmed case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a poultry flock in the Comox Valley, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to temporarily close our Visitor Centre and gift shop, beginning Monday, May 16th.


Our commitment to the safety and well-being of our resident ambassador birds (eagles, owls, and crows) and wildlife patients is our first priority, and we hope that this additional precautionary measure will help reduce the risk of on-site transmission of the virus…… Please read the complete update 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.

 Visitor Centre & Gift Shop 

Temporarily closed from May 16th

Summer Job at
the Wildlife Hospital!

Summer Job at the Visitor Centre!

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!

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