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“Filled with passion”

Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre
Ranked #5 of 68 things to do in Golden
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

The people working at Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre are filled with passion and it is great to see! It transforms your visit into an amazing experience. Looking forward to return!

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

My friend and I visited the center and took a walk with Flora and Dave, two of the younger wolves at the center. The experience was amazing, wolves are such majestic and wonderful creatures, it is such a heartache to hear how most humans view and treat these these beautiful animals. I always believed that what set humans apart from other species was our ability exercise compassion, the basic premise of humanity, but due to our ignorance and misconceptions about these animals, they are being hunted and slaughtered for no good reason. Please, I urge you to go the center and educate yourself about these amazing creatures. Shelly, the owner is very knowledgable and passionate about preserving these wonderful animals for their sake, that of our Eco system and for future generations to enjoy.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

I was sorry to see one or two negative reviews, they sum up the ignorance of the contributors not the experience at Northern Lights.

We spent an afternoon here and, the next day, had the incredible experience of going on a walk with two of the wolves, the beautiful Maya and the boisterous Scrappy Dave.

This is not a zoo, it is part of a serious attempt by Shelley and Casey to highlight the plight of wild wolves in Canada. To the eternal shame of that country the governments of both British Columbia and Alberta ignore scientific evidence and encourage the killing of wolves.

None of the wolves here have been taken from the wild.

On your visit you will find out why it is vital for the ecology of Canada that the hunting of wolves is stopped. We had a fascinating talk from Dave who explained the role of wolves in the natural world.

This is a fascinating and worthwhile project so go along and support it. If you get a chance to book a wolf walk don't hesitate it will be one of the great experiences of your life.

2  Thank Trenean
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We visited in early August on our way through to Calgary. After 2.5 weeks in Canada and looked forward greatly to the visit to NL Wolf Centre. In my mind it was already one of the highlights before we got there, the chance to see the wolves for real for the first time. Sadly it didnt quite live up to expectations. Great website but we left a little less impressed. The wolves were sadly a little more like mans best friend, somehow we had expected more. The kids were of the same opinion so I guess it wasnt just us adults. I wouldnt say dont go, you may get more out of it than we did, and you can combine it with a visit round the corner to Leo Downeys Bison farm (which was great) so you get both sides of the predator - prey relationship!

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stopped here on vacation. Loved being able to see all the wolves and the owners and staff are very educated and give talks throughout your visit. Have lots of other things around like pelts and artifacts. A cheap and nice way to spend the afternoon

Thank Kay P
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