Intro Tour

Unfortunately, due to the new COVID restrictions that will take effect on December 13th, we will be unable to offer our Intro Tour due to reduced capacities. 

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. Drop-ins are welcome, however, large groups (10+) will require a booking. Arriving 15 minutes prior to your tour is recommended to allow enough time for signing in and a short briefing.

*Please be advised: Our 1:15 pm Intro Tour will not be running daily.*
The wolfdogs seem to benefit from a break from tours on busy days, so the 1:15 pm will only run on a case by case basis. 

Plan your visit! Join us for our daily enrichment activities with the wolfdogs before and/or after your tour. Find more details here!

$37 per person

*Please review our Sanctuary Rules prior to arriving*

In addition to getting to enjoy our Sanctuary Walk, this tour provides an introduction to wolfdogs as guests are taken inside our wolfdog viewing platform and given a 30 minute presentation on wolfdogs. Guests can expect to learn general information on wolfdogs and our mission at the Sanctuary.

Itinerary & Highlights:

  • A 30 minute presentation given by one of our wolfdog caretakers in addition to the General Admission
  • Entry into one of the wolfdog enclosures (inside a viewing platform)
  • Photograph the wolfdogs from inside their enclosure
  • There is no interaction with the wolfdogs on this tour!

Things to Remember:

  • Dress for the weather, you will be outside for the duration of your visit
  • This is a standing tour; seating is not available.
  • Remember to bring your camera!
  • Remember to review our Rules and Dress Code


  • Children must be 10 years and older, please.
  • Tours cannot run with just 1 guest…please call our staff to book with other guests if you’re a solo visitor.
  • This tour is currently not wheelchair accessible.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS permitted on Sanctuary grounds at any time. No exceptions!
  • Groups of 10 or more will require a reservation to ensure availability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long is the General Admission?
A: The tour itself is a 30 minute experience, however you will have lots of time before or after your tour to explore the entire sanctuary.

Q: When can I come to do a General Admission?
A: Tour times are 10.45am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm and 3.45pm all season round…but we’re closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Q: How much does the tour cost?
A: The price is $37 per person.

Q: What should I bring with me?
A:  You should dress comfortably as you will be outside for the duration of the tour.  Be sure to bring a camera!

Q: What is included on the Intro Tour?
A: The experience includes an introductory talk with one of our experienced staff members, to understand more about wolfdogs and what we do at the sanctuary. Specifically, guests will be taken into a viewing platform inside the Engadine enclosure to view a pack of high content wolfdogs. In addition to the tour, guests will also be able to explore the entire sanctuary to view the 25+ wolfdogs on site.

Q: Will I be able to touch the wolfdogs?
A:  No, the Intro Tour does not involve any interaction with the wolfdogs. For guests interested in this, we recommend doing the Interactive Tour!

Q: Do you pick us up?
A:  No, you will need to meet us at our Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary location on Range Road 53 on Highway 1A, 60 mins from Banff (10 mins west of Cochrane).

Q: Can children come?
A: Children must be a minimum of 10 years old.

Q: Do I need a reservation?
A: Since the Intro Tour has a capacity of 20+ guests, a reservation is typically not required. For groups of 10 or more, to ensure availability a reservation is recommended.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: There is a 24 hour cancellation policy, you can change/cancel or refund your booking 24 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group booking).

Q: Is there a gift shop?
A: Yes, we have a gift shop with a variety of merchandise for sale. All the proceeds of the items sold in the gift shop go directly towards caring for the animals at the sanctuary, as well as continuing our rescue efforts.