JULY HOURS:

Every day, including weekends and holidays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and open every evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


MINIMUM SUGGESTED DONATION IS $5/PERSON

We appreciate your support! Your Donation helps keep our farm staffed and running smoothly.
We gratefully accept cash or check, unfortunately, we do not accept debit or credit cards.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Open every DAY 7 days a week:

  • JULY: Every day, including weekends and holidays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and open every evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • AUGUST: Every day, including weekends and holidays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and open every evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • SEPTEMBER: Every day, including weekends and holidays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • OCTOBER: Weekends and holidays ONLY from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please do not come out for a visit late in the day with the expectation that we will extend our hours or re-open for you. We have set hours that we strictly adhere to. Our animals insist on their afternoon nap, the staff go home at 2 p.m., and our insurance agent says he won’t continue to renew our liability insurance if we don’t stick to schedule. Sorry, I know our hours are inconvenient to some people but we have to make the welfare of the animals paramount. By 2 p.m. they’ve simply had enough, especially when it’s hot, and won’t perk back up again until the evening. Consult the schedule for our evening hours.

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I'd like to thank all the friends of Kangaroo Creek Farm that weighed in on our discussion about the donation system and it's future. We got some really good ideas (sign at the top of the driveway, bringing in debit, etc) and some really important feed-back that let us know that there were some fairly common misconceptions out there about the farm. For instance, we'd like to clarify that Kangaroo Creek Farm is simply a family owned and operated business. We are not a registered charity or a not-for-profit. We would actually be quite thrilled if we could make a profit :) After all, we have not made any vows of poverty. I think the difference is that we are not greedy. We are not looking to maximize profits. We want the farm to be affordable for everyone. While we are delighted to make a gift of a visit to the very small minority of visitors who can't afford the minimum donation of $5, we are not so thrilled with the increasing numbers of people who are taking without giving back when they could. The meet-and-greet system seems to be taking care of that little situation and is also giving us the opportunity to start turning away the very large family groups and tours that have come totally unprepared to donate anything because they conveniently interpret "by donation" as free or almost free. Thanks to everyone out there that understands what we are trying to accomplish and who honor our donation system. You can see your donations hard at work every time you visit. Hopefully everyone will come out to see The Outback when it opens at the beginning of next month. If nothing, else, it will be a good place to walk the dog until we get some animals over there. ... See MoreSee Less

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WELCOME TO OUR FARM

We have been keeping kangaroos and wallabies for more than 20 years on our farm in Lake Country near Kelowna BC. We do not promote them as house-pets but rather as alternative hobby farm pets to very specific types of situations.We currently have Red Kangaroos (the largest type of kangaroo), Common Wallaroos and Bennett Wallabies (which are mid sized), and Dama Wallabies (one of the smallest wallaby species). Also on site we have emu, peacocks, fancy chickens, goats, parrots, a baby albino wallaby, baby kangaroos and potbellied pigs. We also have capybara, the world’s largest rodent, which can weigh more than 150 lbs!

Visitors can enjoy wandering amongst the kangaroos. Our staff are very knowledgeable about kangaroos and wallabies and are on hand to answer any questions you might have about various species, habitat, breeding, diet, housing and general physiology. Your visit can be as educational an experience as you choose to make it.

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THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN VISITING THE KANGAROO CREEK FARM

Kangaroo Creek Farm prides itself on being completely non-commercial. You’ll notice the difference. There isn’t anything for sale. Period. Nothing for the kids to nag you into buying for them, no “exit through the gift shop” because there isn’t one, no chips, no pop, no ice cream, no blasting music and no bouncy castle. Even the bottled ice water that’s set out in the summer for our visitors is complementary. It may shock you to know that we rely on donations and honourable intent to pay the bills around here. We depend on your donations to cover our operating costs, which are substantial. Some people are under the assumption that donations are to help feed and care for the animals. They are not. Those are basic costs associated with animal stewardship. In fact, your donations are to cover the thousands of dollars it costs in liability insurance, the changes we have had to make to the property to make it visitor friendly, employee wages and lost wages (my husband and I quit our jobs so that we could open our farm to the public). That’s what your donations are for. If you genuinely cannot afford to donate $5 then come as close as you can. Everyone needs a little joy in their life and the people that cannot afford to donate much probably need it more than anyone else.

Having said all that though, we do insist that commercial groups and clubs such as schools, Home-School groups, Boys and Girls Clubs, YWYMCA, daycares and institutions that have budgets for out-trips pay $5 per person, even if their clients are under 5 years old. The only exceptions will be children that are too young to walk. Young children that arrive in large groups are particularly challenging to our staff. Visit our Group Visits page for more information. This is important!

We are happy to invite Lake Country retirement homes, schools and daycares to visit us for free as part of our community service but we have to draw the line somewhere. To all the groups, clubs, schools, daycares and organizations that have contributed, Thank You! Please read the The Farm page and The Rules page before you come out for important additional information.