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.
  As space is not limited and no reservation is required, drop-ins are welcome. Minimum age is 6 years old.
Ask a guide questions and see them interact with the wolfdogs at our activity times, which run at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:30pm.
Hours: 10am to 5pm
$26 per person
$16 for youth (6-11yrs)
Plan your visit! We run daily Enrichment Activities each day that are included with any of our tour options below. March Wolfdog Enrichment will be running from March 1st-9th and March 19th-31st. There are opportunities to get involved and also a chance to meet a wolfdog! We will also have St. Patrick’s Day themed Enrichment Activities running March 12th-16th!
*Please review our Sanctuary Rules prior to arriving*

This tour provides a general admission into the sanctuary. Since this tour has unlimited availability, this is a great tour option for large groups, school groups, and any last minute visits to the sanctuary.

Itinerary & Highlights:

  • A self guided walk of the sanctuary
  • Enjoy the sanctuary at your own pace
  • Photograph the wolfdogs from outside their enclosures
  • View activities with the wolfdogs throughout the day
  • There is no interaction with the wolfdogs on this tour!

Things to Remember:

  • Dress for the weather, you will be outside.
  • This is a walking tour, so bring appropriate footwear.
  • Remember to bring your camera!
  • Remember to review our Rules prior to visiting


  • Children must be 6 years and older, please.
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible, however ground can be rough in areas.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS permitted on Sanctuary grounds at any time. No exceptions!

Activity Details

Adult Price: $26.00 (Adult: 12 yrs and up)

Kids Price: $16.00 (Kids: 6 to 11 yrs)

Tour Times:  10am to 5pm

Duration: Typically 1 to 2 hours

Where to meet: 263156 Range Road 53 on Highway 1A, 60 mins from Banff
(10 mins west of Cochrane)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long is the Sanctuary Walk?
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 Sanctuary Walk?
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 $26 per person for adults (12 yrs and older), $16 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. Throughout the day, different activities are scheduled, so while on the walk guests may be able to see different packs get fed, given toys, etc.

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.