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Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge

1125 Ptarmigan Road, Chase, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Chase
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ottawa, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you are traveling to Kamloops this pace is a must. So many beautiful and well cared for animals with competent staff to answer questions. It was an educational and inspirational experience. Great souvineirs, well made and unique. A wonderful day.

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Pender Island, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We loved the cute miniature donkeys, and also the goats and pigs. There is a small shop as well. It is a pleasant drive to Turtle Valley.

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bc canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Such a lovely setting at the refuge and in all of the Turtle Valley. Take a drive up and plan to spend a little or a longer time. There are picnic tables and lots of grassy spots. Take you time and just commiserate with the donkeys both big and small. With a little luck they will bray for you and... More

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South Surrey, BC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

this was a lovely place to visit, the donkeys are well cared for and the cause is so worthy.....a tranquil setting that the donkeys so deserve..pack a lunch and take a break, the walk up to see the miniatures can be quite hot in the summer.

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Surrey, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The donkeys are endearing as are the people who look after them. Fun for the whole family. Phone for driving directions and hours of operation. Dogs are welcome here as long as they don't bother the donkeys. Take a picnic - it's a nice place to spend an hour or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is the perfect place to spend a day. Bring a picnic lunch and use one of the tables under the trees. There are so many fabulous rescued donkeys here and each one has his/her own story and personality. You will fall in love when you see those big soulful eyes. Shirley and Rob are the owners of this property... More

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Prince George, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

If you are vacationing in the Chase/Sorrento/Shuswap area, you must pay this little place a visit. It's a peaceful and loving sanctuary for donkeys who have been rescued and given a better existence. The special needs area for those animals that have been particularly traumatized through life experiences was especially rewarding. The staff and volunteers are angels - they genuinely... More

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Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Daughter is one of many dedicated volunteers. Open house well advertised. Donkeys clean and friendly.

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Anglemont, B.C.
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We loved this site. So happy these littles guys are given good care and food and are being taken well care of. Certainly worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Even the word 'donkey', makes people laugh. Something about all those long ears, gentle temperament, and big brays. There are around 40 longears to love. You have to see the mammoth donkeys and the minis. And there's sheep and chickens The refuge is located in a little picturesque valley. The donkeys, all rescued, are lovingly taken care of. All their... More

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