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“Who doesn't love donkeys?”

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge
Ranked #4 of 8 things to do in Chase
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Kamloops
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Who doesn't love donkeys?”
Reviewed 31 January 2013

Even the word 'donkey', makes people laugh. Something about all those long ears, gentle temperament, and big brays. There are around 40 longears to love. You have to see the mammoth donkeys and the minis. And there's sheep and chickens
The refuge is located in a little picturesque valley. The donkeys, all rescued, are lovingly taken care of. All their various life histories are documented. A place for all ages.

Visited June 2012
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Victoria BC
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98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“What more could you ask from a donkey refuge?”
Reviewed 15 September 2012

I don't know how to rate a donkey refuge, other than to say: it's giving refuge to donkeys that need refuge, so I guess it's a 5/5! $6 per adult for a little tour and a walkabout; there are lots of donkeys of various sizes and types, plus a few pigs & goats, and a gift shop with t-shirts and donkey-themed christmas cards.

Turtle Valley is a rural farming area with dirt roads that may not be able to sustain a lot of visitor traffic. I'd encourage people who don't live in the area to visit their website and support the Donkey Refuge from afar: http://turtlevalleydonkeyrefuge.webs.com.

Visited August 2012
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Kamloops, Canada
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274 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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“Tranquility!!!”
Reviewed 1 November 2011

We discovered this wonderful place on the Kamloops news. On our dogs 13th birthday we decided to give a donation to the donkey refuge as they rescue donkeys that are abused & hurt. They are building a new barn for the donkeys so we donated to the cause. A few weeks later we went out on a Sunday to meet the donkeys. They are only open on Saturdays & Sundays. It was a great drive. I had never been on the Squilax Turtle Valley Road before; as we always went 'right 'to Shuswap, never went 'left'. What a beautiful valley. Their place looks over Philips Lake . The donkeys are well taken care of. They seemed to have a magic about them. They all have unique names & personalities. We look forward to seeing them again. This is a place of rest for abused donkeys not a tourist trap or a petting zoo!! Visitors are welcome.

Visited October 2011
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