Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary offers a variety of tours to the public. The purpose of our tours is to educate the public on wolfdogs and raise awareness regarding wolf conservation. All proceeds from the tours directly fund the sanctuary and its continued rescue efforts.

Hours: Thursday – Monday, 10am – 5pm

*Please review our Sanctuary Rules prior to arriving*

Sanctuary Walk

An interpretive walk through the Sanctuary allows visitors to see the Sanctuary and view our various packs of wolfdogs at your own pace. This is a great opportunity to learn interesting facts about wolves and wolfdogs and support the Sanctuary. Come join us for our daily enrichment activities with the various packs of wolfdogs throughout the day!
  As space is not limited and no reservation is required, drop-ins are welcome. Minimum age is 6 years old.
Hours: 10am to 5pm
$25 per person 

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Intro Tour

Want to know even more about wolfdogs? This tour takes you inside our Engadine enclosure, into a viewing platform with a guide. Enjoy the opportunity to learn all about the Sanctuary and get an introduction to what wolfdogs are all about. This is a great way to photograph one of our packs of wolfdogs as well as having full access to one of our wolfdog experts.

This tour is offered at 10:45am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm. This tour option includes the Sanctuary Walk which can be done before or after your tour time. Drop-ins are welcome, however large groups (10+) will require a booking. Minimum age is 10 years old.

$35 per person

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Interactive Tour

Come enjoy an up-close and intimate look at wolves and wolfdogs. Gain a better understanding about wolf behaviour through the wolfdogs at our Sanctuary and how this behaviour fundamentally differs from domestic dogs. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the importance of wolves in our ecosystem, and why it is so important to preserve them in our natural environment. This tour provides an all-inclusive pass to all Sanctuary programs.

 *This tour requires a booking in advance!*

As spots are very limited, we recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance.

This tour is offered at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm.

Minimum age is 15 years old.

$56 per person

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Sanctuary Rules

As a reminder, you are visiting a wolfdog sanctuary, not a zoo. Many of our rescued wolfdogs have had negative experiences with humans prior to arriving at the sanctuary and therefore can be quite fearful of certain smells, sounds, and objects. The wolfdogs are much more sensitive than regular dogs and therefore the following rules must be followed to ensure your visit to the sanctuary does not disrupt the wolfdogs.

Below are some general Sanctuary Rules that all visitors must follow:

Absolutely NO DOGS are permitted on the sanctuary grounds at any time (this includes the parking lot). The wolfdogs are extremely sensitive to other canids, therefore bringing your dog (even in your car) is extremely disruptive to the animals living at the sanctuary. If we see a dog in your vehicle we will immediately call Cochrane Animal Control to have the dog removed.

Absolutely NO SMOKING permitted on the sanctuary grounds (this includes the parking lot). This poses a major fire risk to the sanctuary as well as also being very irritating for the wolfdogs sensitive olfactory senses. Smoking can be done prior to arriving or after departing the sanctuary grounds.

Children are not allowed to run, wander, or behave loudly on the sanctuary grounds. In order to ensure a stress free environment for the wolfdogs, children must be monitored at all times and kept close by. Any parent or child not respecting our policies will be asked to leave immediately.

Loud or unruly behaviour towards the wolfdogs will not be tolerated. Visitors must not whistle, call or otherwise heckle the wolfdogs. Visitors must be respectful of the wolfdogs and the facility at all times (i.e. do not throw things into the enclosures, do not climb over fences, do not go through restricted areas). Anyone found not respecting our policies will be asked to leave immediately.

Dress Code applicable for Intro & Interactive Tours