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?

03/23/2020 | What’s New! 

COVID19 Statement and Updates Below!

Online Store Now Open!

We have officially started up an Online Store with a few select items from our Gift Shop. All proceeds from purchases will allow us to continue our rescue efforts during this difficult time. View our Online Store here

How You Can Help! 

As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on the support of the community to care for our wolfdogs. During these hard times of uncertainty we greatly appreciate your support and have a few ways on how to help below!
1. Sponsor a Wolfdog!
2. Purchase a Gift Card or Tour Pass for a later date!
3. Donate to our cause!
4. Check out our Online Store!

2020 Calendars Available!

Our 2020 Calendars are available for purchase! We do offer International shipping as well. Each month features a beautiful photo of our wolfdogs and a fun fact about them. Purchase your calendar today 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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COVID19 Statement

Here at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, we take the health and wellbeing of our guests, staff, volunteers and of course animals, very seriously. We are very fortunate that at this time Alberta remains a low risk area for COVID19. However, with the rapid evolving nature surrounding this virus, we are taking appropriate measures to protect ourselves and our community. As a facility that is open to the public, we are taking the following actions to reduce any risks to our guests:

1) We are ensuring regular and proper disinfection of all high-touch areas
2) Tour group sizes will be limited to a maximum of 15 guests
3) Maximum number of guests allowed on site at any given time has been reduced to 50 people

We will remain open for our normal operating hours of 10am until 5:00pm 5 days a week (closed Tuesday/Wednesdays).

As a mainly outdoor facility that is extremely spacious and open, we are fortunate that the risk to our guests and animals is minimal. However, to ensure this risk remains low we ask that all guests take responsible measures to prevent any risk to our facility and community. Please wash your hands regularly with soap for a minimum of 20 seconds. Cover your cough and limit touching your face. If you are ill or not feeling well, have travelled internationally or been in contact with someone carrying the virus in the last 14 days, please make the responsible decision and choose to visit us another time. Our wolfdogs and staff would love to see you another time when you are feeling better! However, if you are feeling well and are in need of some fresh air and a fun few hours, come check out our amazing wolfdogs and take a much needed break to promote your mental and physical health during this stressful time.

COVID19 Update March 19th: The good news is that our outdoor facilities currently remain open! With that being said we have had to make a few changes to our operations to ensure we are keeping everyone safe.

We have temporarily closed our Gift Shop and Check-In building, however all our outdoor facilities remain open. We have currently cancelled our Intro Tours, but Interactive Tours and Sanctuary Walk remain available!

If you have booked a tour and are unable to make it to the Sanctuary, please consider supporting us by rebooking to a future date or asking for a gift certificate, rather than a refund. This will help to ensure we have sufficient funding to continue to run our rescue and animal care operations with as little interruption as possible.

COVID19 Update March 23rd: The time has come to close our doors to visitors. As a facility that relies on visitor access in order to raise funds for our facility and animals, we are looking at some challenging times ahead. Our animals still require to be fed and cared for on a daily basis. We must continue to provide enrichment for them and keep the facilities maintained. Over the coming weeks while we remain closed, we will be finding some creative ways to continue educating people about wolfdogs and do some fun events over social media and our website. So, stay tuned for that! In the meantime, if you would like to sponsor a wolfdog, become a monthly donor, or purchase some merchandise on our online store, we would greatly appreciate it! Click here for more details!