If you are able to build a bat house, please see “Bat bouse designs” for bat box plans and instructions. However, in some parts of the Province, you may be able to purchase pre-made bat boxes. If you are purchasing a commercially-made bat box online or from a hardware store, select a large size, multi-chamber house.

Bat boxes should be at least 24”2 tall and 17” wide and have a landing strip of at least 4”. Rocket boxes should be at least 3’ tall and have at least 1’ of linear roost space (meaning that each of the four sides would be at least 3” wide). You can check out our recommendations here.

Kootenays

Bill Penner

Edgewood

These are Bat Conservation International design bat boxes. He builds both nursery boxes and rocket boxes. Both can be installed on a post and nursery boxes can be installed on an outbuilding.

Country Dawg

Glade

These are beautiful looking double chamber bat-houses. The Backyard is small, housing 50-75 bats, and The Acreage is larger, housing 100-150 bats.

Larry Leonard

Lardeau

These are economical rocket boxes with a unique design. We are not sure of the success of this style so please let us know if they are used!

Marlene Hebert

Slocan Valley

These are also Bat Conservation International design bat-houses.

Okanagan

The Okanagan Community Bat Program

Slocan Valley

The Okanagan Community Bat Program may be able to provide pre-made boxes.

ALLAN BROOKS NATURE CENTRE

Vernon

For Bat Conservation International four-chamber boxes

South Vancouver Island

HABITAT ACQUISITION TRUST

Victoria

Habitat Acquisition Trust can provide more information on bat box plans and can provide you with a pre-made box if you are interested. HAT offers the rocket box and the 4-chambered maternity box.

Cariboo

Grant Hill

Quesnel

Hand-made 5-chambered nursery boxes available. Search PAUSE TO FEATHER CREATIONS on Facebook and click on the SHOP tab.

Greater Vancouver

Sea-to-Sky Community Bat Program

The Greater Vancouver

Sea-to-Sky Community Bat Program may be able to provide pre-made boxes.