Birds of Prey featuring Ladysmith and Transfer Beach

When: Saturday, Jun 1, 2024, 9:15AM - 4:00PM PST
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Birds of prey featuring Ladysmith and Transfer Beach

Trip Information

Birds of prey have always inspired and captivated us. They are silent predators from the sky, swooping down with speed, precision, and deadly intent. But they are also vulnerable. Unfortunately, raptors are declining at an alarming rate due to human influence. Globally, nearly 30% of raptors are considered threatened, vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. Thankfully, there is hope!

On this trip we'll be visiting the Pacific North West Raptors Centre in Duncan and get an up close view of those predators off the sky!

Afterwards, we'll visit the quaint town of Ladysmith with its main street being voted the best street in Canada! We'll also visit the nearby Transit Beach, which is the most popular beach with the Ladysmith locals.


This amazing Centre brings people closer to birds of prey. Their goal is to educate, illuminate and inspire a sense of personal responsibility for the future of both birds of prey and the planet. Included in the trip is a guided tour, a fly-by demonstration, where species such as eagles, hawks, owls and vultures soar over your head. Their educators will teach you about raptor species from around the world, their important ecosystem roles, threats they face and what we can do to protect them.

What to Wear:

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking

What to Bring:

  • Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains)
  • Water bottle 
  • Money if you wish to shop
  • Snacks & lunch (or money for food)
  • A backpack to carry all your items
  • Camera

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255, Main Lobby (second floor) at 9:15 am

Trip Includes:

Round-trip Transportation, general admission to The Raptors, guided tour, Fly-by demonstration, free time in Ladysmith and Transfer Beach.

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person, next to the Front Reception Desk in the "Glassroom" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 1:30pm in Building 255 - Second Floor.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.


Robin Lemmens, Activity Program Coordinator
phone: 250-753-3245, Ext. 2228