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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

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Range Road 53, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1B3, Canada
+1 587-890-9653
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If you love dogs you will love this

I booked the interacive tour and then stayed after and joined another guides informative Q & A tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Wolfdog Sanctuary very interesting and informative.

We took the interactive tour which gave us a first hand experience at meeting the wolf dogs. Our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Betty M
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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is dedicated to providing educational programs regarding wolves and wolfdogs in order to foster a greater understanding of the importance of preserving wild wolves in the natural environment, as well as providing rescue and safe sanctuary to wolfdogs that have been neglected, abandoned, or otherwise displaced. We provide visitors with a unique opportunity to interact with our wolfdogs and learn all about them. Guided Tours: A 45 minute visit to the sanctuary allows visitors to come right into the enclosures and interact with the wolfdogs. This is a great opportunity to learn the key differences between wolves and dogs, and dispel some of the many myths surrounding wolves and wolfdogs. It also gives visitors a fantastic photo opportunity to photograph the wolfdogs without obstructions. A reservation must be made as there is limited availability for this tour. Guided tours are offered at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm. Minimum age limit is 12 years old. These tours are $46 per person. Self Guided Tours: An interpretive walk around the sanctuary allows visitors to see our various enclosures and the wolfdogs that reside within them. It is a great opportunity to learn interesting facts about wolves and wolfdogs and explore the sanctuary at your own pace. As space is not limited, no reservation is required and drop-ins are welcome. Minimum age limit is 6 years old. These tours for a limited time are $21 per person.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Range Road 53, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1B3, Canada
+1 587-890-9653
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I booked the interacive tour and then stayed after and joined another guides informative Q & A tour whose was with other wolfdogs from those I had seen. Lovely tour, so nice to see people who really care for their animals. Informative, educational and up...More

Thank adriansaggers
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the interactive tour which gave us a first hand experience at meeting the wolf dogs. Our guide Alex was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the wolf dogs. A very pleasurable And as a non-profit organization, we didn't mind the cost of the tour.

Thank Betty M
Yamnuska W, Manager at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you kindly for your feedback! Glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at the Sanctuary! All the best, Alyx

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to do the $23 a person self-guided tour. The entrance fee goes directly to caring for the animals. The place is absolutely gorgeous and you can tell that the animals are well cared for and loved. The people are very friendly and will...More

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting family near Cochrane decided to visit the sanctuary. We booked the interactive tours and it was so worth it as it was both enjoyable and informative. Our tour guide (Angie I think is her name) was super proffessional, friendly and knowledgable, we couldn't...More

Thank Mariasol D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Natural surroundings and plenty of acreage to keep these dogs happy. A real sanctuary for dogs which have a high percentage of wolf in them. What you see depends on how much you pay .Basic entrance allows you to wander around the reserve.Most expensive and...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were 6 of us to visit the wolfdogs. Two were 12 year olds. We all enjoyed the experience. We did the tour and our guide was full of knowledge. It was not as big as I anticipated but it was a very entertaining and...More

Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the sanctuary whilst on honeymoon. It was quite difficult to find (though partly down to sat nav issues) but when we did make it it was well worth it. The wolfdogs are fantastic animals and we were able to get up close to...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wolfdogs don't make great pets so many of them end up in sanctuaries like this one. The reason they don't make good pets is that they're very timid and don't like being in enclosed spaces. They have a couple enclosures here and interactive tour will...More

Thank Kent C
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

This was an incredible experience. We had the opportunity to see them up close and learn what a wolfdog really is. It is what most of us think. You will have to go and find out for yourselves. Great for anyone to enjoy.

Thank GZtraveler
Reviewed August 12, 2017

I am a little late in writing this review as my husband and I went there last year, however I just got around to editing all out photos and was reminded of how incredible this place is (and how I had yet to write a...More

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Joe C
August 16, 2017|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
February 20, 2017|
Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's quite a long way from Banff - hence the $700. Try emailing the sanctuary or the tourist office in Banff. We were staying in Cochran so not so far and we had transport. The sanctuary is quite interesting but I think... More
Anita L
February 4, 2017|
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Response from Yamnuska W | Property representative |
Hi Anita, The minimum age for the Interactive Tour is 15 years old. The wolfdogs are very sensitive to humans, so bringing small children into the enclosure for the Interactive Tour just isn't possible.