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


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

Fall is in the air and it's a great time to come see us

Even on the rainy days, be sure to visit

Open daily to the public 9am - 5pm March to Mid December

Please note: gates and gift shop close at 4:30pm

The  latest news! Our film 'Wellness to Wilderness' is the winner of Best Feature Documentary at the Los Angeles Cinefest 

If you haven't seen it yet, you're missing something special. It's running in our Learning Centre and also for sale in the gift shop.

The Centre is open for ill and injured animals year round. 
Admission Rates:                Hours:                Location:                 
Adults (13 and over): $8.00 plus tax
9am - 5pm  7 days a week 1240 Leffler Road
Children (3-12 years old) $5.00 plus tax       Gate and Gift Shop close at 4:30pm       Errington, BC
Children under 3: Free   Click Here for Map

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: