About The Brant Wildlife Festival
Who We Are

About Brant Wildlife Festival

The Brant Wildlife Festival is held in central Vancouver Island which boasts one of the richest levels of biodiversity in Canada. Herring spawn, brant migration and many other species migrate at the same time and can be seen on our shores and in our waters exciting tourists, birdwatchers, and photographers alike.

The festival provides ample opportunities to explore this beautiful area, including: estuary and wetland tours, bird identification classes, an eagle release and more!

Our History

For 18 years the Brant Wildlife Festival was spearheaded by the Mid Island Wildlife Watch Society (learn more about the history of the festival). 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. In June 2023, organization of the festival was transferred to the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region.

Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region

The Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region works with local community groups and volunteers to present this festival.

The MABR is a UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve, ranging from Nanoose Bay to Qualicum Bay. The MABR inspires a positive future for all living species by facilitating collaboration, coordinating participatory research, and supporting environmental, social, cultural, and economic sustainability.