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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

With the playfulness of a dog but the wily intelligence of a wolf, wolfdogs are fascinating creatures. Meet them close up at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary in the Cochrane foothills. Learn about the importance of wolves in the ecosystem, and why it’s so important to preserve them in a natural environment.
Where: Cochrane, Alberta
Price for: 1 Participant
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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Interactive Tour
$54.00
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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Intro Tour
$34.00
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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Walk
$24.00

During your visit to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary you’ll gain a better understanding about wolf behaviour through the wolfdogs at the sanctuary and how this behaviour fundamentally differs from domestic dogs.

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is a non-profit organization, located on 160 acres of land with a current pack of resident wolfdogs and various adoptable wolfdogs.

The Sanctuary offers a variety of tours to the public whose purpose is to educate the public on wolfdogs and raise awareness regarding wolf conservation:

Wolfdog Sanctuary Interactive Tour

  • Gain a better understanding about wolf behaviour through the wolfdogs at the sanctuary and how this behaviour fundamentally differs from domestic dogs.
  • Semi private guided sanctuary experience.
  • Plenty of photo opportunities.
  • Up-close and personal experience with wolfdogs.
  • This exclusive tour has limited availability and restricted numbers per tour to ensure the wolfdogs stay inquisitive and close during your visit. (Maximum group size: 8).
  • When:  Year-round    Thursday to Monday
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Minimum age: 15 years

Wolfdog Sanctuary Intro Tour

  • This is a great way to photograph one of the packs of wolfdogs as well as having full access to one of the wolfdog experts.
  • A 30-minute presentation given by one of the wolfdog caretakers in addition to the Sanctuary Walk
  • Entry into one of the wolfdog enclosures (behind a short barrier)
  • Photograph the wolfdogs from inside their enclosure
  • There is no interaction with the wolfdogs on this tour.
  • Duration: 30 minutes.
  • Minimum age: 12 years.
  • When:  Year-round    Thursday to Monday

Wolfdog Sanctuary Walk

  • This tour provides a general admission into the sanctuary.
  • A self guided walk of the sanctuary.
  • Enjoy the sanctuary at your own pace.
  • Photograph the wolfdogs from outside their enclosures.
  • There is no interaction with the wolfdogs on this tour.
  • Duration: 1 hour.
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • When:  Year-round    Thursday to Monday

Need to know:

  • Dress comfortably as you will be seated outside for the duration of the tour. 
  • If you are scared of big dogs, this tour is not for you!
  • Please do not bring any pets, including dogs, to the Sanctuary.
  • Remember to bring your camera.

Whether you are looking for fun things to do near Calgary or Banff or you are looking for a unque gift idea, this tour is the ticket.

The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Guided Tour takes place at Cochrane, Alberta. VIEW MAP

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