Photo by James MacKenzie

Photo by Rick Little

Photo by James MacKenzie

Photo by Rick Little

Photo by James MacKenzie

June 21, 2022: 

Our Visitor Centre is open! The temporary closure of our site has allowed our construction team and hospital staff to put protections in place to mitigate the spread of Avian Influenza. 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 limiting foot traffic near our patients and resident birds at this time, guests won’t be able to visit the eagle flight pen or ambassador birds, or meet an ambassador bird and handler. 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.


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 

Book a tour
or drop by to shop Friday to Sunday 10 to 3

Update on Avian Influenza

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: