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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

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Cochrane, Canada
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About Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
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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Agamemon wrote a review Mar. 2021
Calgary, Canada117 contributions11 helpful votes
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What a wonderful experience we had visiting Yamnuska Wolfdog sanctuary. We opted for the interactive visit where small groups of 10 or less can experience these magnificent animals close up and personal. You follow a guide (they are all well versed and very enthusiastic with respect to the wolfdogs) who will take you into the pens to visit with the wolfdogs. They tell a most excellent (yes I stole that line) story of the sanctuary, each of the wolfdogs and the ravens that abound the property. It is a sad story unfortunately but for the wolfdogs here, it has a very happy ending. The wolfdogs are a joy to behold and watch and if you are lucky to listen to. An easy drive to get to this sanctuary is well worth the visit.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Fx Simard wrote a review Mar. 2021
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Visited the sanctuary and it was amazing. Dogs are really well taken cared of and look very happy. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Jackie H wrote a review Nov. 2020
Calgary, Canada2 contributions
It was amazing. We did the interactive tour. Our guide was very funny and very knowledgeable on the wolf dogs. They made it very clear on what to expect and you can feel the passion they have for these animals. I would recommend this tour to anyone. the wolf dogs where amazing Thank you for a great experience.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Paul V wrote a review Nov. 2020
Calgary, Canada208 contributions89 helpful votes
We had heard about this facility through the media and the founder is also a distant relative, so we had to go and visit. Very warm welcome. We were just in time for the introductory tour, which was very informative. This is the only wolf dog sanctuary in Canada. These are not the fierce animals depicted in wolf stories, but rather timid creatures. Different enclosures with two to three animals. Lots of signage and activities. Good choice of souvenirs. Bathrooms inside closed, but outside available. Some words of caution: absolutely no dogs (not even in the car in the parking lot) and no fur or fur like products. Very well fenced. Some restrictions for children under 10. Very worthwhile.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Tara S wrote a review Nov. 2020
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We did the intro tour with our 7 & 9 year olds. Was the highlight of our trip! We listened to the wolfdogs howling for 2 minutes but they were pretty quiet the rest of the time. Some were so friendly coming up to us at the fence. We all enjoyed it so much. They have a nice large dog for the kids to pet which is really nice.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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