Visitor Information


Please come out to visit us!   The parrots love visitors, and so do we!

Our Thrift Shop is filled with treasures.  All proceeds go towards the care and feeding of the 960 birds currently residing at the refuge.  Donations welcome.


We’re open 10am to 4pm, EVERY day of the year! (except Christmas Day and New Years day)

Admission Prices

Entrance tickets are purchased at the main desk in the Thrift Shop.  Prices do not include GST (Goods/Services Tax)

Adult: $14+ GST
Youth (13-17): $12 + GST
Children (6-12): $10 + GST
Children (5 and under): Free (at Parents discretion as high decibel noise levels may harm small children’s inner ear. Use of ear defenders recommended.)
Seniors: $12 + GST

Best value:

Family Day Pass (2 adults (or seniors) and 2 children): $36 +GST
Family Annual Pass/Annual Membership (tax-deductible and entitles purchaser and three immediate family members to unlimited admission for the year): $120  (Great gift!)


Driving from Nanaimo, take the Parksville/Coombs highway exit to the Alberni Highway.  Turn left onto the highway and follow it until you find us on your left at 2116 Alberni Hwy, Coombs, just a half kilometre before the Old Country Market with the famed “Goats on the Roof”!

Look for the giant parrot and you won’t miss us!

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