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Address: 1125 Ptarmigan Road, Chase, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 2506792778
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Great little excursion in the mountains

We had one of those days with a few hours to kill while staying in Sorrento. With 2 children and the other reviews we figured this would be a nice excursion. Fortunately we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had one of those days with a few hours to kill while staying in Sorrento. With 2 children and the other reviews we figured this would be a nice excursion. Fortunately we phoned ahead for operating hours (11-3) and made it there by 2pm. We paid at the shop and were given some history of the refuge and info... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fun experience for families! The donkey refuge is a wonderful excuse to visit the beautiful turtle valley near Chase. Educational and fun for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Their new location is fabulous. It is easy to find from the Squilax turnoff, the donkeys are all in one barn now, and the grounds are level and flat, making it easily accessible to most visitors. They have a wonderful gift shop, washrooms and a nice picnic area. You can wander around and pet all the donkeys. There is always... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Please go here especially if you have kids. Great learning experience. The donkeys are so loveable. There are many opportunities to do note over and above the entrance fee if you are inclined. There is no pressure.

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Vancouver, BC
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Though off the highway on a gravel road for at least 20 km's this is TOTALLY worth visiting! The donkeys are ridiculously cute (seriously! Look at those little fuzzy faces!!) and many come right over to the fence to be petted. Please take the time to drive out to Turtle Valley and visit this place. It's magical and informative and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Finally, we were able to visit the donkey rescue and I was so happy to get there. There’s a new barn with photos and stories of some of the donkeys. Visitors can go into the barn, where there’s a staff member who can answer questions and chat about the donkeys. You can also pat some of them (the ones who... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The donkey refuge is well worth finding if your in Turtle Valley Area and worth making the trip if you aren't. Donkey's are so prescious and smart. Rob & Shirley taught us so much in the short time we had. If you cannot go, please go to the web site and donate or adopt a donkey. It is amazing and... More 

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Peachland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great facility that needs more donations and sponsors to continue growing. Donkeys have a long life span 50+ years. They are thought to be dumb and stubborn. They are really very smart and analyze everything. Once they trust you, they will cooperate with you. People get a donkey and often don't know how to treat it or train it and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

What a great place! My mum and I went there for her birthday and we ended up spending a couple hours chatting with one of the volunteers and Rob the owner. She let us pet and visit various donkeys and even snuggle with Ollie (a mammoth donkey) in the barn. It really was a great afternoon and I recommend it... More 

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Wow, what a cool outing and I learned so much about donkeys. Donkeys can live to be 50 years old. People take them on then can't look after them and often inadvertently mistreat them. Learn why they don't do so well in North America.

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