Closed for the season

Thank you to everyone who visited us this year.
Opening date for the 2023 Season TBA.

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

The farm CLOSES at 3 p.m. and everyone is asked to leave at 3 p.m.

Last admission is at 2:45.

The animal enclosures are cleared of visitors and locked at 3 p.m. There is no admittance outside of business hours. The farm closes at 3 p.m. and everyone is asked to leave at that time. Please view our full hours below.

For maximum enjoyment of your visit we recommend that you come as close to opening time at 10 a.m. as you can. It's cooler, less crowded, and the animals are still eager for their treats.

Traffic Advisory:

Please don't attempt to turn left onto Hwy. 97 at the uncontrolled intersection at the North end of Old Vernon Road. While legal, it's not safe. There have been numerous serious and sometimes fatal incidents there. To return to Kelowna, please turn right when exiting the farm and follow Old Vernon Road back to the set of lights at Reid's corner. Alternatively, follow Airport Way down to a set of lights.

Cost To Visit The Farm

Adults: $16 +GST
Children and Youth: $8 +GST
Seniors 65+ yrs: $8 +GST
Children 4 and Under: Free.
There is a $0.50 transaction fee for debit/credit. We accept cash, debit, credit cards (MC/Visa), and punch cards.

It is not necessary to make a booking, or a reservation, or to buy tickets in advance.

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 The admission fees posted on the website at www.kangaroocreekfarm.com take precedence over any out of date advertising. Your Admission keeps our farm staffed and running smoothly.

If You Must Bring Your Dog, Please Read:

All dogs that come to the farm must be on a leash, or in arms, or inside a carrier/purse.

  • Any dogs that come to the farm should be friendly and calm (not constant barking)
  • Dogs must be with owners at all times (don’t leave it tied up somewhere and leave it)
  • Do NOT take dogs near any fence line or enclosure that contains animals and birds.
  • Dogs that are small enough that they can easily be held in their owner’s arms, in their purse, or in a zipped up dog carriage can go into the animal enclosures with their owner.  All other dogs must stay outside the enclosures and away from the fence lines, but can be walked around the property on a leash.
  • Please come prepared to pick up your dog’s poop!

A QUIETER EXPERIENCE:

If you would like a more relaxed and peaceful experience at the farm, then we recommend that you avoid visiting during the holidays and the weekends if possible. The best time of day to visit is first thing in the morning when we open at 10 a.m. The animals are at their most lively and still eager for their treats.

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.

WELCOME TO OUR FARM

We have been keeping kangaroos and wallabies for more than 20 years. 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.

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 pay extra for treats to feed the animals (our guides hand them out). We don’t charge extra for petting a joey, or holding a sugar glider, or the parrots.

Sometimes the farm is very busy and we simply cannot accommodate everyone. If you choose to participate in these activities 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.

Learn more about what you can expect to see at the farm here.

 

FREE VISITATION TO KANGAROO CREEK FARM?

Kangaroo Creek Farm has a tradition of providing free services to registered charities and not-for-profits that cater to the disadvantaged, and special-needs.  We also have a tradition of allowing LOCAL schools, certain types of clubs (ie, Girl/Boy scouts etc), and charities/not-for-profits (ie Shriners, Ronald MacDonald House and etc) to attend for free. Free school visits are limited to Lake Country, Ellison (District of Kelowna), and UBC Okanagan. We are also proud sponsors of the Kelowna and Vernon Women’s Shelter, and the Food Bank. We are very pleased to be able to provide this service to our community.

If you represent a charity, organization, not-for-profit, or school that you think might qualify for free admission, then please email us, and we will certainly consider adding your organization or charity to our free visitation list. Do not turn up without a booking with the assumption that we will let you in for free, even if we let you in last year for free. This does not necessarily entitle you to free visitation this year. We have moved locations and we are striving to improve our services and to become ever more professional, and this requires a review of our practices.

FREE GROUP VISITS MUST:

Apply for approval as a free group and book a specific date by EMAIL ONLY at info@kangaroocreekfarm.com

You CANNOT book by phone, and you do NOT have a booking unless it has been CONFIRMED in advance by return email.

Limit the number of clients to no more than 12 individuals. The number of accompanying care givers must be appropriate to the needs of the clients.

Special-needs groups, even if they have developmental disabilities, MUST still be able to comply with the RULES. All our rules are safety based, and therefore cannot be compromised.

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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. Please check out our Group Visits page for more information. This is important!

We are going to continue with our tradition of hosting Lake Country retirement homes, schools, daycares and charities for free as our contribution to the community that supported us so enthusiastically for so many years.  We are happy to extend the same invitation to our new community of Ellison.  This offer is only open to Lake Country and Ellison specifically.  Sorry, but we have to draw the line somewhere 🙂  Our neighbor’s to the West, UBC, are also invited to attend the farm for free for educational purposes (classroom groups, attended by an instructor, week days only).  

We have traditionally hosted a variety of organizations and charities that serve the disadvantaged and challenged from all over BC.  Those latter groups will need to contact us in advance to be added to our list of approved gratis groups, and to book their visit.

Please read the The Farm page and The Rules page before you come out for important additional information.