You Can’t Have a Fair Without Animals!

2018 VIEX Animal Events

Vancouver Island Exhibition Offers Animal Activities

The Vancouver Island Exhibition is pleased to present activities for animal lovers.

4H and Livestock

4H has been a part of the fair every year. They over see the different livestock and animal exhibits.  For more information on 4H please visit their website:

For over 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected youth organizations in Canada. We are an organization of more than 25,000 members, aged 6-25, and 7,700 volunteers across the country.

Nanaimo Kennel Club

Nanaimo Kennel Club again brings you exciting demos of their various disciplines, which can be viewed on their web site at

This year we hope to have many members come and tell you about their dogs, some pure bred some of mixed ancestry. Come and meet the breeders of the pure breed dogs to find out if a certain breed is the right one for your family 😊. Whatever your dog, there is something for you in our various classes.

Come and see handler and dog demonstrating their skill in Scent Detection, The sport of Scent Detection is designed to let dogs engage their natural scenting abilities in a fun and rewarding manner.

We have Disc Dogs, flying disc throwers compete in events such as distance catching and somewhat choreographed freestyle catching. The sport celebrates the bond between handler and dog, by allowing them to work together.

Then the Freestylers, always fun, dogs and their owners dancing to the beat.

Agility where you can the most fun and lots of exercise, will your dog jump and weave?

Do you have a dog, and maybe a child, come and see our Juniors as they work their dogs and put on a fashion show…for the dogs?

Come down to the field, speak to our members to learn about the various dog breeds, for kids how to safely greet strange dogs, and many other dog sport demonstrations.

Members of the Kennel club are on hand all week-end to share their knowledge and passion for the sport of dogs.

Everything you want to know about dogs and he many activities available will be show cased. Whether you have a dog or are interested in adding a dog to your family, this is the place to start.

Nanaimo Kennel Club has been operating since 1924 offers classes and training at all levels. We host several competitions throughout the year. New Members are always welcome.

The Raptors

Hosted in the Agriplex by 4H, this show is sure to amaze.
The Raptors is dedicated to conservation and inspiring awe for our natural world. Working with incredible birds of prey, we are excited to get people closer to raptors to share our passion for them, and the need to protect and advocate for them. Based In BC, The Raptors provides exciting educational opportunities as well as wildlife management services. Our birds can help protect crops, airports and industrial sites, from problem bird species, using natural predation.