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.

Join us for our daily enrichment activities throughout the day! More details here!

Minimum age is 6 years old.

Hours: 10am to 5pm

$23 per person $13 for youth (6-11yrs)

Family Rate: $64 (2 adults and 2 kids 6-11yrs)

COVID UPDATE: This tour is available via drop in, so no need to book in advance.

*Please review our Sanctuary Rules prior to arriving*

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long is the General Admission?
A:  The duration time varies from guest to guest, however typically between viewing all the wolfdogs and reading our signage, guests spend approximately 1 hour at the sanctuary.

Q: When can I come to do a General Admission?
A: The Sanctuary Walk can be done anytime year round within our regular hours of operation. Our hours of operation are Thursday through Monday from 10 am to 5pm…but we’re closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Q: How much does the tour cost?
A: The price is $23 per person for adults (12 yrs and older), $13 for kids (6 to 11 yrs).

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

Q: What is included in the walk?
A:  The experience includes an interpretive walk around the sanctuary to view the 20+ wolfdogs on site. Educational signs are placed throughout the sanctuary, so visitors are able to learn interesting and key facts about wolves and wolfdogs.

Q: Will I be able to touch the wolfdogs?
A:  No, the Sanctuary Walk 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 6 years old.

Q: Do I need a reservation?
A: Since the Sanctuary Walk has unlimited capacity, a reservation is not required. Guests are welcome to drop in within our business hours to enjoy this tour!

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.