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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

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Range Road 53, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1B3, Canada
+1 587-890-9653
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They have a passion for their animals. Very informative and educational. A must visit for anyone... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Karen B
via mobile
Nice and informative visit

Stopped by on the drive from the Rockies back to Calgary. We were greeted by a very friendly giant... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Belleville, Canada
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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is dedicated to providing educational programs regarding wolves and wolfdogs in order to foster a greater understanding of the importance of preserving wild wolves in the natural environment, as well as providing rescue and safe sanctuary to wolfdogs that have been neglected, abandoned, or otherwise displaced. We provide visitors with a unique opportunity to interact with our wolfdogs and learn all about them. Guided Tours: A 45 minute visit to the sanctuary allows visitors to come right into the enclosures and interact with the wolfdogs. This is a great opportunity to learn the key differences between wolves and dogs, and dispel some of the many myths surrounding wolves and wolfdogs. It also gives visitors a fantastic photo opportunity to photograph the wolfdogs without obstructions. A reservation must be made as there is limited availability for this tour. Guided tours are offered at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm. Minimum age limit is 12 years old. These tours are $46 per person. Self Guided Tours: An interpretive walk around the sanctuary allows visitors to see our various enclosures and the wolfdogs that reside within them. It is a great opportunity to learn interesting facts about wolves and wolfdogs and explore the sanctuary at your own pace. As space is not limited, no reservation is required and drop-ins are welcome. Minimum age limit is 6 years old. These tours for a limited time are $21 per person.
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Range Road 53, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1B3, Canada
+1 587-890-9653
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

They have a passion for their animals. Very informative and educational. A must visit for anyone considering a wolf dog.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Stopped by on the drive from the Rockies back to Calgary. We were greeted by a very friendly giant dog. We had not booked ahead and also did not have the time to wait for the next tour to start so we did the self-guided...More

1  Thank GHTraveller2017
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Took my daughter and a friend on a cold and snowy day, the wolf dogs were interested in the girls so stayed close, the staff are really friendly and knowledgeable and want to share that knowledge with you. We went for the mid price tour...More

1  Thank OmanRob
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We did the interactive tour and really enjoyed learning about the wolf dogs. Our tour guide was excellent and answered all our questions, as well as provided us with a tonne of additional information. We also loved getting to feed them and interact with them....More

1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is an amazing place. The only Wolf Dog Sanctuary in whole Canada. We originally wanted to visit on a Sunday, but it was completely booked, so went on Monday. So advance bookings is a must specifically if you want to go with the interactive...More

2  Thank Ayan_salto
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Some friends and I had another four planned thay got canceled, so we found the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary your available. We were greeted immediately and the entire staff was nice. We saw the high content wolfdogs and low content wolfdogs. We were pricier treats and...More

Thank Droid19
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Recently did the group tour and truly enjoyed it. Our tour guide Alex was very knowledgeable and took time to answer lots of questions. The facility was very impressive with lots of space for the dogs and high security for their safety and the safety...More

Thank Tyler G
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We visited the sanctuary as part of an east coast tour of Canada. At the commencement of our visit we were provided with a group talk about the wolfdogs. The talk was provided in an interesting and fun way and enable us to gain a...More

Thank LandS2014
Reviewed 20 October 2016

They are doing great work at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. Went there in the beginning of October because I really love wolves. The work they do there to rescue the wolfdogs is very special. Interacting with them while the guide explains how they are rescued...More

Thank Debra V
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Everything about this was just what I had hoped for: the sanctuary is taking excellent care of its animals, and educating the public while letting us interact with their fabulous wolf packs. It's in a beautiful and well-maintained setting, and I was really impressed with...More

Thank WanderingSoul010
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Joe C
17 August 2017|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
20 February 2017|
Response from BobH764 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's quite a long way from Banff - hence the $700. Try emailing the sanctuary or the tourist office in Banff. We were staying in Cochran so not so far and we had transport. The sanctuary is quite interesting but I think... More
Anita L
4 February 2017|
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Response from Yamnuska W | Property representative |
Hi Anita, The minimum age for the Interactive Tour is 15 years old. The wolfdogs are very sensitive to humans, so bringing small children into the enclosure for the Interactive Tour just isn't possible.