Brant geese focus of Vancouver Island Fest

This year’s Brant Wildlife Festival in Parksville and Qualicum Beach, on Vancouver Island, will pack all kinds of nature tours and activities into its 13 days. The festival will run March 29 to April 10 and will kick off on opening night at the Parksville Community & Conference Centre with food prepared by local chefs, live music, art displays, etc. Festival highlights include the Brantastic Observations Nature Tour to visit Brant geese hot spots, a wildflower tour and the release of a rehabilitated eagle at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, to name a few. (