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Address: 1745 Short Road, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H1 , Canada
Phone Number: (250) 344 6798
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking

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Learning about Wolves

A very nice place, and at my age I learned something. The presentation by the staff was very well done. They knew their stuff, were friendly, answered questions and spoke too you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Tom M
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Invermere, Canada
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Leysdown, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Some colleagues had mentioned this wolf centre a few years ago and I'd put it on my "to visit" list - to my knowledge, it's the only place in the world where you can walk with wolves *off the lead*. There are other places (two in the UK, for example) where you can walk with wolves but they're always on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They run this place under the guise that it is helping to spread the message of conservation, but really it's just a bunch of wolves in cages. The lady who I believe was the owner was very rude. The wolves were literally bouncing off the walls. It was depressing to see.

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mountaintrecker
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I cannot fault this place. It provided an excellent opportunity to see wolves up close but more importantly to gain an understanding of the lives of these incredible animals. I thought I knew a fair bit about wolves but soon realised I knew very little. My wife and I came away with a massively enhanced understanding thanks to Ani who's... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Not at all worth to travel so far to see few caged wolfs. Waste of money and time. They also don't accept credit cards.

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Invermere, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A very nice place, and at my age I learned something. The presentation by the staff was very well done. They knew their stuff, were friendly, answered questions and spoke too you, not lecturing at you. They don't take credit cards but have a cash machine there. From my point of view the money goes towards looking after the wolves.... More 

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Salem
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very well presented story of the resident wolves as well as education on wolves in general and wildlife management.

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

As a conservationist who has spent years in school studying the preservation of wildlife, I cannot recommend this place highly enough! The first thing that I must stress is that if you are looking for a circus that does tricks to entertain you, then steer clear; however, if you are truly interested in a place that is putting major effort... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Their atm was out of service (why they would allow people to remove 200$ and drain their cash, I don't know.) Was informed I could drive to town and back to use the atm... No thank you. Not even a complimentary run through for one of us to snap a couple pics? Hm. Looked rundown and overpriced for the short... More 

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Golden, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Caged animals eating roadkill.. Nothing to see here folks over priced under informed.. Just a money grab!!

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Calgary, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It was a worthwhile visit to see the wolves up close, our host did a great job to explain the wildlife centre & its objectives plus about what wolves do. Its not as big as you would think judging by the name. Unfortunately you cant pat them like dogs .... You can pay with cash - they did have an... More 

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