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  Welcome to the website of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association. (NIWRA)

NIWRA  Gift Shop & Public Viewing


Office Hours (Winter-Season):  Monday, Wednesday & Friday   9:oo a.m. to 4:oo p.m.

(For inquiries, volunteer applications & donations during the Winter Season)

2016 SEASON OPENS TO THE PUBLIC: Monday, March 7, 2016

Pre-Season Kick-Off for the whole family

Sunday, March 6

(see our Events page for details)

Wildlife Emergencies call:  250-927-6025

PLEASE PHONE -- Do NOT email Wildlife Emergency information to the Centre

The Centre is open for ill and injured animals year round.

 9:oo a.m. - 5:oo p.m. - After 5 p.m. Drop-Off cages available on site


Jordan and Athena are twin cubs who were rescued in Port Hardy after their mother was euthanized for being a garbage bear.

We will have them in our care for 18 months until they can be released back to the wild. 

If you would like to help take care of our new cubs you can adopt Jordan and Athena the two bear cubs from Port Hardy on our website

The  latest news!

Our film 'Wellness to Wilderness' is the winner of

Best Feature Documentary at the Los Angeles Cinefest 



2015 KIWEFF Awards

Kolkata International Wildlife & Environment Film Festival (KIWEFF) – India

Category:  Best Feature Film

If you haven't seen it yet, you're missing something special.

It is showing in our Learning Centre and the video is also for sale in the Gift Shop.

Admission Rates:                Hours:                Location:                 
Adults (13 and over): $8.00 plus tax
1240 Leffler Road
Children (3-12 years old) $5.00 plus tax       Office Hrs. 9 AM - 4 PM      Errington, BC
Children under 3: Free Mon. - Weds. - Fri.
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Nestled in the district of Errington on Vancouver Island, NIWRA is a park like setting with a peaceful rustic atmosphere.    When visiting the centre you will be able to view eagles, several species of owls, falcons, hawks, ravens, and black bears.

During the summer months, live raptor presentations are available for you.

The centre is a world class wildlife rehabilitation facility specializing in raptors and black bear. Magnificent eagles can be viewed through one way glass in the largest flight cage if its kind in Canada.

You will  learn about Vancouver Island wildlife by booking a large group tour or just visit the centre on your own.  Make sure you visit our gift shop.

Volunteers are essential to the centre, so be sure to consider giving of your time to this worthwhile cause. Even the youth can participate in volunteering by joining our Green Teen Junior Docent Program.

This is truly a "Wildlife Experience for the Whole Family"

Take a virtual tour with us in the video below: