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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

#1 of 8 Outdoor Activities in Cochrane Features Animals
Range Road 53, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1B3, Canada
+1 587-890-9653
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Amazing creatures

This was an incredible experience. We had the opportunity to see them up close and learn what a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Loved every minute of it

I am a little late in writing this review as my husband and I went there last year, however I just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
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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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Range Road 53, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1B3, Canada
+1 587-890-9653
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank HomeAgain098
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I thought it was going to be bigger with far more wolves or partial content. It was still fun and worth doing for sure. I would classify it more as an attraction than a sanctuary.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide Kara was very knowledgeable and gave countless cool factoids about the high and low content wolf dogs at the sanctuary. If you're reading this it means you're considering a trip, so book in advance! Book the full $50 interpretive tour. You go...More

Thank hddyn
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place. Would defiantly recommend, staff were friendly and informative, they clearly knew what they were doing and cared for each individual wolf dog. The sanctuary was small but you were able to get very close to the wolves and if you go at...More

Thank kwrigley
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Have followed this Sanctuary on FB for a few years. Did the Interactive Tour with a wonderful guide who provided non stop details of the sanctuary. Opportunity to meet & feed High content Wolfdogs. I felt very safe with the dogs. With the Low content...More

Thank dlumsden
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Worth paying for the complete tour. You support the animals also. The complete package includes being inside the wolfdogs compound.

Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

First stop on our Travel Marvel bus stop. And i have to say it was brilliant educational and very informative. Yes its odd for the dogs 🐶🐕🐶 but given the circumstances it is the best place for them. Keep up the good work. Told son...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Saw the brochure for this place and had to check it out. Very informative, helpful and knowledgeable staff doing a tough job. The wolfdogs are well cared for in as natural an environment they could have. Dogs are all paired off in "packs," much as...More

Thank Dick T
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The wolfdog sanctury waa chosen as a fill in the last day of our Canadian holiday. I think it was one of the mist uplifting experiences to hear about how wolf dogs are being cared for by the sanctury and how badly they are treayed...More

Thank KevandMarie
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Joe C
17 August 2017|
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Response from Canadianswhotravel16 | Reviewed this property |
They have a gift shop that accepted electronic payment methods.
21 February 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
5 February 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.