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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

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Range Road 53, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1B3, Canada
+1 587-890-9653
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Off the beaten path

MUST VISIT!!!!! these animals are beautiful and its a wonderful experience. Did the interactive... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Saint Joseph, Michigan
via mobile
Wonderful to see them happy

The last stop on our tour of the Rockies, conveniently placed between Banff and Calgary airport, we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
oswestry, england
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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is dedicated to providing educational programs regarding wolves and wolfdogs in order to foster a greater understanding of the importance of preserving wild wolves in the natural environment, as well as providing rescue and safe sanctuary to wolfdogs that have been neglected, abandoned, or otherwise displaced. We provide visitors with a unique opportunity to interact with our wolfdogs and learn all about them. Guided Tours: A 45 minute visit to the sanctuary allows visitors to come right into the enclosures and interact with the wolfdogs. This is a great opportunity to learn the key differences between wolves and dogs, and dispel some of the many myths surrounding wolves and wolfdogs. It also gives visitors a fantastic photo opportunity to photograph the wolfdogs without obstructions. A reservation must be made as there is limited availability for this tour. Guided tours are offered at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm. Minimum age limit is 12 years old. These tours are $46 per person. Self Guided Tours: An interpretive walk around the sanctuary allows visitors to see our various enclosures and the wolfdogs that reside within them. It is a great opportunity to learn interesting facts about wolves and wolfdogs and explore the sanctuary at your own pace. As space is not limited, no reservation is required and drop-ins are welcome. Minimum age limit is 6 years old. These tours for a limited time are $21 per person.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Range Road 53, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1B3, Canada
+1 587-890-9653
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

MUST VISIT!!!!! these animals are beautiful and its a wonderful experience. Did the interactive tour, and it did not disappoint! Was able to learn more about the wolfdogs and feed them.

Thank stacey2022016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The last stop on our tour of the Rockies, conveniently placed between Banff and Calgary airport, we were a little apprehensive as to what we would find. We didn't want to see wolfdogs in cages. we needn't have worried. It is, as it says, a...More

Thank shaunsouthern
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an animal lover I was very keen to visit this place and I was not disappointed. From the moment that we walked in and met the resident dog (big Malamute) in the shop, I was hooked. Then to see the informative guide sit with...More

Thank Alanna52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some dogs have more wolf in them than others. Some look just like pets. Try and get there at feeding time. The ones closest to wolves will jump in excitement! Nice location.

Thank Putzypoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Start off in the front office, where a 160lb malamute greets you at the door! sign the waver and in you go. the tour guide takes you to a rear pen, where they keep 3, sometimes 4 high percentile wolf, wolf dogs. you sit in...More

Thank splitsk8er
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the interacive tour and then stayed after and joined another guides informative Q & A tour whose was with other wolfdogs from those I had seen. Lovely tour, so nice to see people who really care for their animals. Informative, educational and up...More

Thank adriansaggers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the interactive tour which gave us a first hand experience at meeting the wolf dogs. Our guide Alex was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the wolf dogs. A very pleasurable And as a non-profit organization, we didn't mind the cost of the tour.

Thank Betty M
Yamnuska W, Manager at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you kindly for your feedback! Glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Sanctuary! All the best, Alyx

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We chose to do the $23 a person self-guided tour. The entrance fee goes directly to caring for the animals. The place is absolutely gorgeous and you can tell that the animals are well cared for and loved. The people are very friendly and will...More

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

While visiting family near Cochrane decided to visit the sanctuary. We booked the interactive tours and it was so worth it as it was both enjoyable and informative. Our tour guide (Angie I think is her name) was super proffessional, friendly and knowledgable, we couldn't...More

Thank Mariasol D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Natural surroundings and plenty of acreage to keep these dogs happy. A real sanctuary for dogs which have a high percentage of wolf in them. What you see depends on how much you pay .Basic entrance allows you to wander around the reserve.Most expensive and...More

Thank Caroline H
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Joe C
17 August 2017|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
20 February 2017|
Response from BobH764 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's quite a long way from Banff - hence the $700. Try emailing the sanctuary or the tourist office in Banff. We were staying in Cochran so not so far and we had transport. The sanctuary is quite interesting but I think... More
Anita L
4 February 2017|
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Response from Yamnuska W | Property representative |
Hi Anita, The minimum age for the Interactive Tour is 15 years old. The wolfdogs are very sensitive to humans, so bringing small children into the enclosure for the Interactive Tour just isn't possible.