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

MARS Wildlife Hospital is open for patient admissions and donation drop-offs – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
The hospital remains closed to the public at all other times.



Please join us to view exhibits which will give you an interesting look into our various animal patients. Touch bones and feathers or test your knowledge of bird calls. A special children’s area invites exploration of our animal-rescue themes. Learn how we can ALL help wildlife and reduce our impact on wild places.

Make sure to take a look at our new Gift Shop full of unique, locally made items that will please every member of the family, young and old. There are many great gift ideas perfectly suited to that special person.

For now admission will be by donation. All proceeds go to the care and maintenance of our wildlife patients.

***Please note our winter hours: beginning October 15th we are open from Thursday to Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   When bird handlers are available we will have an ambassador out to greet you between noon and 2 p.m. on open days.

Guided tours and group visits are available for 10 or more people on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Click here to book a visit for your group or call (778) 428-1990.  

Wear sturdy footwear if you would like to visit the outdoor homes (MEWS) of our ambassador birds. Trails are being built but we are still a work in progress and we appreciate your patience while we “grow” forward. 




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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