SEEN IN VANCOUVER #347: Lewis Bennett Takes Us To Peachland’s “Parrot Island”

A few weeks ago we presented a short film that was all about the detached, sneakered feet that have washed up on our shores over the last few years. “Feet” was the first of 12 shorts that Lewis Bennett aims to make about BC in 2012.  The film above is the second. From Lewis…

February’s film is about Ray Parkes who runs a parrot sanctuary in Peachland BC, with his wife Valerie and a few volunteers. The facility is called Parrot Island. It was set up to take care of abandoned parrots and to help educate the public on why we shouldn’t be buying these birds.

Note to pedants: It may have been shot in the Okanagan, but we still saw it in Vancouver. Enjoy.


  • Madison

    A room full of birds might be my worst nightmare, but you couldn’t have picked more gorgeous subject matter. Thanks for sharing this BC story.