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Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre

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Address: 250 Thatcher Dr. E, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6J 1L7, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 306-692-8710
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC) is a non-profit...

The Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Burrowing Owl and their prairie habitat through education, stewardship and eco-tourism.

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Very interesting and tour was well done. This is a great learning experience for all ages but especially for teens

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Saskatchewan, Canada
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very interesting and tour was well done. This is a great learning experience for all ages but especially for teens

Thank Supersneek
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This place is informative, has adorable owls and helpful staff. It's definitely a highlight of Moose Jaw.

Thank Leon S
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Interesting center about the owls. Able to walk around and see them and read about how and why they came to the center. Not much else to see once you're done visitng the owls. Little information in the center or gifts to purchase. Staff was very friendly and informative.

Thank 161shirleyf
Snow Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour through here. It was nicely set up, and informative. Well worth a stop. Free to go through, welcome to donate if you like.

Thank jenmc74
Shell Lake
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Was very interesting and the lady was very helpful. Nice to see they name them and train them to take out for schools and other workshops

Thank dianelarryv
Saskatoon, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We visited these Burrowing Owls for the first time today and were pleasantly surprised. At first glance, the Interpretive Center seems to not have much, but we easily spent an hour there enjoying the birds and the information provided. The dog is big, but friendly and generally left us alone. The birds are sweet, tiny things with such lovely eyes.... More 

Thank PastyPrairieGirl
Banff, Canada
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The centre is small and has only a few owls (10 or so when I went). It does have some information available about the owls and the prairies where they live. Worth the few minute stop if you're driving by or want to make a donation. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this attraction though.

Thank ChriswWhite1100
Calgary, Canada
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Learned quite a bit, but it was mostly via reading...would have liked more verbal interpretation from the others (seemingly) not busy staff.

Thank Jenn L
Lori J, Manager at Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre, responded to this review

Jenn, We are sorry that you did not have the experience that you were hoping for or expecting during your visit to the Centre. Staff should have asked you upon your arrival if you were interested in taking a guided tour or if you preferred a self-guided tour. We do try to follow up with visitors who take a self... More 

Regina, Saskatchewan
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We went with a group of 3 families with 11 young children and this was a great experience for everyone. It was interesting to see their resident owls and Peanut, the owl in training who had free run of the office. There is a small display of information on owls and birds with a variety of educational material to take... More 

Thank JustPassingThrough24
Winnipeg, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Depending on when you go, you may see lots of owls, or very few owls. Despite the fact that the centre receives the most minimal of funding from government sources (a crying shame), the staff makes do with what they have. A small interpretive centre with a plethora of information; not just of the burrowing owl but other local wildlife.... More 

Thank Axelqueen

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