MARS-LOGO

Visitor Centre Hours

Pre-booked tours
Friday to Sunday 10-2:30

(778) 428-1990

Office

(778) 428-2000

Gift Shop

1331 Williams Beach Road

Merville, BC V0R 2M0

P.O. Box 415

Merville, BC V0R 2M0

What you will see and experience:

  • Stories of rescue, recovery, rehabilitation, and release of our animal patients
  • An outside guided tour* of our Ambassador Bird enclosures–meet our resident eagles, albino crows, hawk, and owls.
  • An eagle-eye view into our new flight pen
  • A native plant garden and wild space
  • A visit with an Ambassador Bird and bird handler 
  • A wonderful gift shop with books, toys, puzzles, and wildlife-themed local photography and crafts

    And when we fully re-open :

  • Indoor exhibits featuring raptors, waterfowl, and other native wildlife
  • Hands-on areas with nests, feathers, bones, and other animal artifacts.  
  • A sound station where you can test your knowledge of bird calls
  • A special children’s area which invites exploration of our animal-rescue themes.  

* We recommend closed-toed footwear for outdoor tours. 

Admission by donation

$5 suggested donation per person. 

Our Visitor Center is wheelchair accessible

Our outdoor paths are flat and accommodate wheelchairs and strollers in most areas.

10 minutes north of Courtenay,
in Merville, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Learn how we can help wildlife and reduce our impact on wild places.

Who should visit?

  • People of all ages!
  • Families with children, youth, parents, and grandparents
  • Groups, teams, and school classes by prearrangement (when we fully re-open).

PLEASE NOTE: DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED

Dogs are not allowed on the property, not even on a leash. Their presence causes stress to our birds.

Thank you for your cooperation.