The Raptors Arrive June 8th

A truly thrilling experience returns to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre in 2018. The Raptors are back at ABNC June 8-July 1 and then again September 14-October 6. These Birds of prey will inspire and awe audiences of all ages. Silent predators from the sky, swooping down with speed, precision and deadly intent. The Raptors at Allan Brooks is your only place in the Okanagan to get close to these amazing birds.

Returning for their third year, The Raptors are becoming a staple for tourists and residents alike in the Okanagan. The Raptors offers two unique opportunities for you to get up close and personal with some stunning predators. Flight Demonstrations get you close to five different bird species and a Raptor Encounter Course gets you even closer. The Raptor handlers educate on the critical role these birds play in nature as well as the most incredible ways in which they help maintain the delicate ecological balance of our planet. Book a hands-on encounter where you’ll meet the birds on your own glove. This small group experience is the perfect way to connect with the birds and foster an appreciation and understanding for them.

Flight Demonstrations happen at 11:30am daily Tuesday-Sunday as well as at 3:30pm Friday-Sunday. Encounters can be booked daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10am, 12pm and 12:45pm plus an additional Encounter at 4:15pm Friday-Sunday. Whether you choose to get close, or closer, these unforgettable experiences will help you form a lasting respect for the natural world.

"We are thrilled to be hosting The Raptors once again in our Grassland Theatre for a total of six weeks in 2018,” said Aaron Deans, Executive Director at ABNC. “One of the most enjoyable features of the program is the audible oohing and aahing, like watching fireworks, of those in the audience" 

Tickets are available now. For program details and pricing visit While children, parents and grandparents will all be in awe of the birds, these unique and engaging programs are also available to corporate members and guests looking for team building, employee appreciation incentives or business development opportunities.

The Raptor programs are offered in collaboration with The Raptors of Duncan, BC whose flying demonstrations and interactive experiences have long been praised as a standard in

conservation messaging and bird care and well-being. “We are so excited to bring our raptors back to ABNC.  Our goal is to get people closer to these incredible birds and the ABNC is such a perfect location for our raptors to soar” says Robyn Radcliffe, Operations Manager of The Raptors. “We are all about inspiring awe for wildlife – what better way to foster a connection between nature and people than to experience these beautiful and fierce predators of the sky up-close.” 

About the Raptors

Changing the way we think about the delicate balance between man and wildlife within the ecosystem and the essential role raptors play in our natural habitat. At The Raptors, we believe the best way to impart this important message is to let you see up close how amazing these birds are and learn about the critical roles they play in the ecosystems we all share. To reach this, our mission is to promote discovery and understanding of birds of prey and the natural world by connecting people with nature through creating adventure and compelling, interactive interpretation of birds of prey and other wildlife. 

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