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.

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


Check out these great videos to learn more about the Brant Wildlife Festival, the local wildlife and the natural places in the Parksville – Qualicum Beach area.

Interview with Ceri Peacey

Watch interview with Ceri

Interview with Lynne Brooks

Watch interview with Lynne


We live in a Biosphere Region!

Biosphere reserves are considered model regions for sustainable development. They work to promote the conservation of biological and cultural diversity in addition to economic and social development. In each biosphere[…]

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Parksville-Qualicum Wildlife Management Area Map

  Map of the Parksville-Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area compliments of The Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute

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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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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 . . .


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