Animals in the wild are one of the main attractions that bring visitors to Vancouver Island, BC. Even though our island is only about 300 miles by 50 miles in size, there is an abundance of wildlife to be found—bald eagles, marmot, Sitka deer, Roosevelt elk, black bears, orca killer whales, pacific grey whales, sea lions, and hundreds of species of birds.
A quick half-hour drive from our bed and breakfast mountain top retreat will take you to a very special place, completely dedicated to the protection and education of birds of prey, specifically with raptors. The Raptors is a centre in Duncan, BC that isn’t your typical tourist destination. This is a place that offers visitors the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with several different types of birds—species that you rarely get to glimpse in the wild, let alone see up close.
At the visitor center you can have an interactive front row seat as expert guides share about predators including owls, hawks, vultures, falcons, and eagles. Learn how to work with the birds in a day class or take a walk on the wild side and join a Hawk Walk or Owl Prowl—these walks take you into a field where can watch the birds flying overhead and with provided gloves, you can even have a hawk land onto your hand! It is a one of a kind experience that the whole family will truly enjoy. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable and really passionate about what they do. It will be an afternoon well spent during your time here on the island.
If you prefer a quieter season, this is the perfect time to visit our neck of the woods. In October and November, our Deluxe Suites are only $99 per night from Sunday to Thursday. Make the most of the fall season and treat yourself to a Vancouver Island retreat—you deserve it!