Welcome to the Sanctuary

We are a non-profit organization who promotes responsible wolfdog ownership by providing a variety of educational programs. We discuss the challenges of wolfdog ownership and outline what a suitable home looks like. We also touch on the importance of preserving wolves in the wild! On top of the educational programs, the Sanctuary also oversees the rescue and safe sanctuary for wolfdogs that have been neglected, abandoned, or otherwise displaced.

What’s new?

06/15/2019 | What’s New! 

June 22nd Volunteer Day!

We are getting ready to build a new enclosure this July! We are seeking some help from our wonderful supporters to assist with prepping the area for the enclosures to be built. This will involve moving lots of dead trees that are in the way of fence lines.

Volunteer hours will be from 10am until 3pm on June 22nd. We will be happy to provide some snacks and refreshments for volunteers, but please do bring your own water and a proper lunch. We will also be doing a feeding for the wolfdogs at 1pm that everyone is welcome to view!

Remember to bring work gloves as we will be hauling lots wood from the enclosures. If you have a chainsaw and know how to use it, please bring it! We could also benefit from a few wheel barrows if you have one that you can bring

As much as we appreciate everyone’s help, this event is adults only (18+). Let us know if you will be attending here!

Canadian Giving Challenge!

Want to help us raise $10,000? Every $1 donated* to our charity IN JUNE earns our organization a chance to win a $10,000 donation (minimum $3 donation required). Help us spread the word and if you are able you can  donate here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/gcgc/104312

*Only donations made on givingchallenge.ca or through the canadahelps.org website will be entered for the prize draw*

Stampeders Run with the Wolfdogs!

On June 29th the Calgary Stampeders will be hosting the BC Lions. If you purchase your tickets through the link below, $5 from each ticket will be donated back to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary! It will also be Fan Appreciation Night. This means all fans in attendance will have the opportunity to win great prizes throughout the game. Plus, enjoy a live performance at halftime from the Dueling Piano Kings! The fun starts at 5pm. Purchase your tickets here!

Support Wolfdog Rescue

Thanks to the donations we receive, we are able to carry out rescue missions like the Milk River Wolfdog Rescue and provide wolfdogs with the care they need to be rehabilitated and rehomed.

Every donation helps feed, care for, transport, and rehome an adoptable wolfdog—or gives a high-content wolfdog a permanent home at our sanctuary.

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We drove from Banff and did the interactive tour. The wolf dogs are simply beautiful and the passion the workers have for them is clearly shown. It was touching hearing about their stories and their unsuitability as pets but they have definitely found a safe haven at this refuge. I would definitely recommend. One of my best days spent in Canada and even got a gift for my dog at home


Knowing that these incredible wolfdogs have options and are well cared for is priceless. The staff are all so passionate and dedicated to protecting these majestic animals. We learnt so much from the staff and would recommend everyone do the interactive tour. You'll fall in love with some mischievous characters once they have eaten treats out of your hands. Support their cause to educate people to stop breeders.

Stephen PWonderfully cared for... an incredible experience

This was an amazing up close and personal tour and a must when in the Calgary area. I would definitely recommend the private tour for an intimate and interactive tour! So amazing and beautiful!

Noelle LA must when in the Calgary area

Come Visit Us

Gain a better understanding about wild wolves and their importance in the natural environment by interacting with our wolfdogs at the sanctuary. Enjoy photo opportunities and educational talks.

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