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Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre

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Interesting wildlife centre

The wildlife centre is quite fun to visit. The centre has a ton of information that people can... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
BarkShadeau
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Montreal, Canada
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Wonderful tour

We visited the Wolf Centre over the holidays and were in awe of the majestic wolves . The facility... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Trek658092
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1745 Short Rd, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Wolf Centre over the holidays and were in awe of the majestic wolves . The facility was clean and well laid out with accessibility for all . Our educational Interpreter was very engaging and taught us so much about wolf conservation in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trek658092
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

people who are giving this place one star just because the wolves are kept in small cages are ridiculous. first off the cages aren't small, and believe me when I say it could be a lot worse. second the wolf are frequently taken on off...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Claire90122109
Reviewed December 17, 2018

These animals are so amazing to learn about. It was wonderful to see them up close, doing their own thing, on our walk. Our guides, the owners, were wonderful! If we came back to the area, we would definitely do this again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jessgast
Reviewed November 16, 2018

This involved a drive from our hotel and required the use of Hwy 1 which is crazy busy. Once off the main highway on the roads up to the centre the pace is more dignified and there are attractive woods and farms. There are plenty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank E2684TNpickyfromuk
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We have been to many wolf enclosures and this one ranks right at the top. It is small but the educational aspect is well worth a visit. All the exhibits, plus the lecture are informative and do not sugar coat the wolf or its plight...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank countryval
Reviewed October 16, 2018

It's a bit off the highway, with limited parking. The guided part of the visit is a very set recital of information (much of which is also on the very interesting information boards). There was no chance to ask questions during the talk, we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike P
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The wildlife centre is quite fun to visit. The centre has a ton of information that people can read. As a warning, which isn’t a negative comment, but the information can be a bit shocking but if they don’t shock people, change will not happen....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BarkShadeau
Reviewed October 7, 2018

It's definitely worth a visit but not quite all it's cracked up to be. It's hard to see wolves, who need a large territory, cooped up in those smallish enclosures (I'd say the size of two to three large living rooms). They look bored. However,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank moritherapy
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The park was super small, we saw 6 wolfs(we almost didn't see them' we had to search deep) . the wolf were sleeping when we got there. there was nothing to do there after 2 minute we were about to go until a woman stopped...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Footprints820162
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This place is a little off the beaten track and isn't huge, but the wolves are beautiful and when we were there they were playing and howling together. The staff are very well informed and clearly care a lot about the animals - this is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Brenna K
February 12, 2017|
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Response from bmac2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I agree with the people above, it will take about 45 minutes. You can get a great map of the area from the Tourist Center on Highway 1. Also when driving those back roads be very watchful, as wildlife can jump out of... More
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January 7, 2017|
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I am a reviewer, not the sanctuary. You will have to contact them to get the answers you seek. Good luck.
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newretiree
Orange Park, Florida
Golden - Wolf Centre (10 Replies)
My husband and I have planned our second trip to the Canadian Rockies for this September, and are considering a visit to the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre in Golden. Does anyone have any experience with this wolf center? If so, how good is it? I noticed on their website a reference to Blackwolf Photography, who will take you into the enclosure for photos and semi-direct contact. Any info on whether this is good, and worth the money? Thanks to anyone who can share any info on...More
July 08, 2006|
Response frommountainman|
I went there in February and there were 3 wolves in the enclosure. One was out of sight, but made an appearance when called (the "wolf howl" was one of the highlights). A lot of wolf literature available there. Very informed host. I believe the photo sessions have to be booked in advance, otherwise you can just turn up. If I'd had the money, and known for certain which day I'd be in the area, I would definitely have gone for the "up close and personal" opportunity. Bear in mind that wolves...More