Brant Wildlife Festival

Pacific Black Brant

The 2020 Brant Wildlife Festival theme is Sea, Stream & Forest, and runs from March 21 – April 19, 2020.

The festival celebrates nature, particularly Brant geese as they rest and feed on the shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

For 16 years the Brant Wildlife Festival was spearheaded by the Mid Island Wildlife Watch Society (if you would like to know more about the history of the festival, click here). Over time, the society was challenged to secure the financial and human resources necessary to organize and operate the festival. In June 2006, the members dissolved the society and transferred the assets to The Nature Trust of British Columbia.

The Nature Trust of British Columbia is working with local community groups and volunteers to present the 2020 festival. The festival would not be possible without the generous support of the City of Parksville, Mid Island Co-op., Beach Club Resort and Town of Qualicum Beach, as well as local event sponsors and volunteers. Special thanks to radio sponsors 88.5 The Beach and The Lounge 99.9, newspaper sponsor PQB News and Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism.

The Nature Trust of BC is a non-profit land conservation organization. Since 1971, The Nature Trust has been dedicated to conserving and managing ecologically significant land across the province, including many on Vancouver Island. For more information, visit www.naturetrust.bc.ca