Welcome to Kangaroo Creek Farm. We look forward to your visit!

DUE TO WEATHER AND LATE SNOW WE WILL NOW BE OPENING MARCH 23rd FOR THE 2019 SEASON

The long term weather report indicates that there will probably still be snow on the ground at the beginning of Spring Break. The animals are not interested in coming out of their houses under those conditions, and snow and ice on the ground present a safety hazard to the visiting public. We hope that everyone will understand our very reluctant decision to postpone our opening date. No doubt some people will be inconvenienced and for that we are sincerely sorry. This forced postponement is a huge disappointment to us too.

Hours and days of operation: Open every day, 7 days a week, including the weekends and holidays, from 10am to 3pm from March 23rd all the way through the Thanksgiving long weekend in October. We look forward to seeing you at the farm.

WE HAVE NOT MOVED

We are still at 3193 Hill Road in Lake Country. We are planning a move, but it won’t be any time soon. Once we have a firm relocation date we will post it on the website, the facebook page, the recording on the answering machine, and in the newspaper. We are only (eventually) moving 5 minutes away so it won’t be a big deal.

Why are we moving? Because we need more grazing and (especially) more PARKING. It’s not just Costco that’s having issues 🙂 Our new facility will be considerably bigger, have much better access, and upgraded services such as debit and credit.  We are going to retain the current theme: A natural farm setting, populated by happy animals and birds, without any Disney-fication or hyper-commercialization.

COST TO VISIT THE FARM – CASH ONLY

Adults $10, Youth (under 19) $5, Seniors (65+) $5, Children under 5 free.

Admission Rates have not changed. Save 50% on adult admission by purchasing a punch card from Olive Us in Lake Country or Vernon between November 1st and March 1st.  We will no longer be offering them for sale at the farm.

We gratefully accept cash, unfortunately, we do not accept debit or credit cards at this time. We reserve the right to change our fees without notice. The admission fees posted on the website at www.kangaroocreekfarm.com take precedence over any out of date advertising. We appreciate your support! Your Admission keeps our farm staffed and running smoothly.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

OPENING MARCH 23rd, 2019:
Open every day, 7 days a week, including the weekends and holidays, from 10am to 3pm from March 23rd all the way through the Thanksgiving long weekend in October. We look forward to seeing you at the farm.

WE HAVE NOT MOVED:
We are still at 3193 Hill Road in Lake Country. We are planning a move, but it won’t be any time soon. Why are we moving? Because we need more grazing and more PARKING. Our new facility will be considerably bigger, have much better access, and upgraded services such as debit and credit.

ADMISSION COST – CASH ONLY:
Adults $10, Youth (under 19) $5, Seniors (65+) $5, Children under 5 free.

Admission Rates have not changed. We gratefully accept cash, unfortunately, we do not accept debit or credit cards at this time.

We reserve the right to change our fees without notice. The admission fees posted on the website at www.kangaroocreekfarm.com take precedence over any out of date advertising. We appreciate your support! Your Admission keeps our farm staffed and running smoothly.

Please remember that commercial groups must book by email at info@kangaroocreekfarm.com  We cannot make commercial bookings by phone. Please go to our Group Visits page for more information.

Our animals insist on their afternoon nap, the staff go home at 3:00pm, 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 3:00pm they’ve simply had enough.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FARM

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.

Holding of the Joeys

This is a very special, free activity that we try to provide to our guests to the best of our ability.

In high season we get a lot of visitors. There are very limited numbers of joeys. We try our best to accommodate as many people as possible. We regret the long wait time and the short holding time but there is essentially nothing we can do about it other than offering the following advice:

The perfect visit in regard to short waits and extended snuggling happens during the shoulder seasons. If you can avoid the weekends and the holidays that’s even more optimal. Visitors that come during these periods can often sit and hold multiple joeys for as long as they please.

Thanks, and see you at the farm!

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ABOUT KANGAROO CREEK FARM

Kangaroo Creek Farm prides itself on being as non-commercial as possible. We like to keep things real and un-Disneyfied. You won’t be asked to exit through the gift shop because there isn’t one. There’s a small unobtrusive pop/ice cream stand being run by our teenage son but that’s about it for commercial enterprise once you’ve paid your admission at the gate. You won’t be asked to pay extra for treats to feed the animals (our guides hand them out). We don’t charge extra for holding a joey, a sugar glider, or the parrots. However, the last 3 activities I mentioned are not a guaranteed activity. They are an extra something that we try and provide to the best of our ability but there are only so many joeys, so many sugar gliders, and so many parrots. Sometimes the farm is very busy and we simply cannot accommodate everyone. If you choose to participate in these extras that we try and provide then it is possible that you might have to line up, wait, and be patient. A good way to avoid having to wait or put up with large crowds is to come in the off season, avoid the weekends and the holidays, and peak times of day.

Commercial groups and clubs such as schools, Home-School groups, Boys and Girls Clubs, YWYMCA, daycares and institutions must email to book a day to visit. 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.