To report orphaned, ill or injured wildlife: (250) 337-2021 | 1331 Williams Beach Road Merville, BC

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Visitor Centre Hours: Thursday to Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Office: (778) 428-1990  Gift Shop: (778) 428-2000

HOSPITAL HOURS:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. (250) 337-2021  After Hours: (250) 897-2257


1331 Williams Beach Road
Merville, BC V0R 2M0

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 415
Merville, BC V0R 2M0

Laurie Ulm

Laurie Ulm

Volunteer Coordinator & Administration

“I’m part of an incredible team that works hard to make MARS run – animal care, education outreach, fundraising, board members. So many different areas for one great cause.” 


Ruth Hibberson

Ruth Hibberson

Wildlife Caregiver

“Each bird or mammal species is different and one needs to know and understand what they need to survive. There is always something to learn.” 



UPDATE from MARS Board of Directors

MARS’ Visitor Centre is now closed in response to the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) pandemic. We will continue to monitor recommendations from our local health authorities and look forward to reopening to the public when it is safe to do so.

The MARS wildlife hospital remains open; staff and volunteers will be here every day to take care of the animals. 

At this time of the year MARS’ volunteers would normally be out in the community raising money for the upcoming “baby” season, e.g. selling raffle tickets, garage sales, special events, etc. to care for fawns, baby birds and baby mammals. Our fundraising activities are now severely limited and we will no longer have revenue from the visitor centre. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone but any financial support you can spare to maintain our wildlife rescue and rehabilitation program would be very much appreciated. Click here to make a donation >>

Please take care of yourselves and stay well.

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