2021 Festival

The Brant Wildlife Festival celebrates nature, particularly Brant geese as they rest and feed on the shores of mid-Vancouver Island before continuing their migration to their northern breeding grounds.

This year the Brant Wildlife Festival will be pivoting to ensure the safety of participants due of COVID-19 restrictions. Instead of large public events, we will share new and exciting ways to enjoy this Spring Celebration of Nature in our own backyard, and learn a few things along the way.


Watch for an amazing Bird Trail Map for self guided tours.

MABRRI is putting a new spin on the Bioblitz Event using the I-Nature App on April 16,17,18.

Watch for details coming soon!

Where It All Began

The origins of the Brant Wildlife Festival trace back to a little restaurant in Bayside Inn and to two local Oceanside residents, Neil Dawe and Bashir El-Khalafawi. Read the fascinating story . . .


Nature & Spring

Spring at Sea

By Amie Arnet, Public Education Lead at Deep Bay Marine Field Station: When people think about spring, they often associate it with colourful flowers, baby animals and a time for[…]

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Brant in the Bay Opening Day

Spring and the Brant Wildlife Festival

By Rosemary Taylor, Arrowsmith Naturalists: Don’t miss out on the Brant Wildlife Festival – one of this area’s main attractions heralding the arrival of spring. So much to see and[…]

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BRANT in flight by Guy Monty

Community Agriculture and Nature

By Janet Thony, President, Coombs Farmers’ Institute: At first glance, it may appear that there are few opportunities that would inspire a conversation that could link the topics of agriculture[…]

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