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Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre

1745 Short Road, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H1 , Canada
(250) 344 6798
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Ranked #5 of 28 attractions in Golden
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
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Doha, Qatar
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The chance to see wolves was the reason I came to Golden. While I was a bit disappointed by the fact that the wolves seemed more like being in a zoo cage than "free roaming. However seeing them so close and personal was very nice. The information talk received about them was very educational and an eye opener. The staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband LOVES wolves and so when I saw an ad for a " Walk with the Wolves", I bought it as an anniversary present. We traveled to Golden and went the morning before our booked walk to look at the center and hear the presentation about wolf conservation. The speaker was a keen and enthusiastic supporter of the Center's... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

The wolf centre is a really interesting place to spend half an hour. These guys dedicate their lives to the conservation of wolves in BC and provide you with an enthusiastic talk on how wolves live and the impact humans have had on their habitats and population numbers. If you time it right you get to see the wolves up... More

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Our family has been visiting the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre in Golden yearly since 2004. It is, without question, the highlight of our year and a wonderful bonding experience for our family. Shelley and Casey Black (the owners and animal experts) are passionate and very proactive about wolf conservation throughout North America. Whether you choose to visit the centre... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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39 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We took a detour to visit the Wildlife Wolf Centre. The place was smaller than expected and had 3 areas for about 6 wolves. The round 20 minutes explanations by the guide have been enthusiastic and did shed a new light on our perception of wolves. Quite interesting but probably not really worthwhile the detour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The wolves are amazing to watch and you can get quite close, though you are separated by a fence. If you go at the wrong time, the wolves may all be sleeping. They also talk about how they take the wolves into schools on a leash. To improve the experience, they should consider allowing one of the wolves out on... More

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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

In warm weather wolves, like the rest of us, take a nap - so go early in the morning or late afternoon to see them moving around. We were there at 9:30am and got to see 6 wolves. About 10am the owner brought 2 wolves out, walked right by us, getting ready for the"hike with the wolves photo op" attraction.... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was our sercond visit and not a lot has changed except the animals as they grow and pass away. Dave the narrator was certainly passionate about the conservation of wolves. If you are expecting lots of action you will be disappointed as the wolves appear to sleep much of the time - certainly each time we have visited anyway.

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14 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We booked a "walking with wolves" photography experience and it was brilliant. We booked in advance online (recommended as they are very busy) and sent over a deposit via money gram which was really easy to do, even outside of Canada. The whole team are extremely passionate about the Wolves and it was really sad to learn about how humans... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The rescued wolves are a sight to behold and the people giving the talks are very passionate, but the fencing and enclosure style (the enclosures are bigger than they at first appeae) does not allow the best of views or photo opportunities. Worth a few hours away from pure Rockies Gaping. That wolves are so demonised is purely due to... More

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