Monday 6 November 2023

Why You Should Visit The Kamloops Wildlife Park

The Kamloops Wildlife Park has to be one of my favourite destinations in the Okanagan! I absolutely love the animals we get to see and we always learn so much! So what is the Kamloops Wildlife Park exactly and why should you visit? 

There is so much to discover in the main building! They have displays about nature, hibernation, a huge beaver dam you can go inside, and lots of little creatures to visit. 

There are reptiles and amphibians all around and interactive displays to play with as well. 

Taxidermy displays of real life animals are spread all throughout the room! 

The playground is definitely great for kids of all ages!

The BC Wildlife Park is a non-profit organization and registered charity located in Kamloops, British Columbia since 1965.  The BC Wildlife Park is home to nearly 200 animals and 65 different species that are native to British Columbia including cougars, bears, wolves, reptiles, birds of prey, and the only Kermode bear in human care in the world. 

Many of the animals at the Park have been rescued or were orphaned and are unable to survive on their own in the wild. The BC Wildlife Park is an accredited facility in Canada, by Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA). 

In partnership with the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society, The BC Wildlife Park has been working towards saving the burrowing owls from extirpation since 1992. Together we are proud to be the largest and most successful breeders in the world. 

The BC Wildlife Park also operates the Fawcett Family Wildlife Health Centre which is dedicated to the rehabilitation of orphaned and injured wildlife. As the only full service wildlife rehabilitation centre in the Southern Interior, our health centre accepts over 500 animals annually from all over British Columbia. 

That’s right this amazing “zoo” type space is for animals to have a second chance at life. They take care of all the animals and let them heal after life gives them a raw deal. They are well taken care of, and you can learn all about them and how you can help them in the wild. Seeing these animals is a special treat for everyone and it is beyond educational!

They usually have over 150 animals they care for and they put on all types of events and activities for the kids throughout the year. I would prefer to see these animals over seeing lions and tigers being held captive, these ones are being rehabilitated not trapped and tortured. 

The birds of  prey exhibit is amazing and each bird has a story to tell about how they got there and what their injury is.

The badger was so adorable waddling around her own and giving us a show! 

The map shows you where to find each and every creature and display. And there are washrooms available for potty breaks, as well as water bottle filling stations during the warm months.

The park also has a spray park and playground for kids to enjoy during the spring and summer months as well! They have an amazing restaurant, gift shop, and many other areas to keep you busy for hours! They are even building a new all inclusive playground soon for everyone to enjoy fun outside with all the amazing creatures! 

Visit the Kamloops Wildlife Park this winter to see the amazing lights display the put on for Christmas or visit them anytime of the year and support the animals and their rehabilitation! 

We spent $150 for 6 of us to go in the park and have some fun. They sell gift cards and annual passes as well. For more pricing and pass information go here!


No comments:

Post a Comment