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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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Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Guided Tour
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Range Road 53, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1B3, Canada
+1 587-890-9653
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Reviewed yesterday

I was incredibly excited to visit the sanctuary, especially after reading all the positive reviews, but my visit completely exceeded my expectations. Not only did we get to learn about the wolves, and the differences between them and lower content wolf dogs, we got to...More

Thank KathleenYK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the wolfdog sanctuary on a recent sunny afternoon. Some of the wolfdogs were shy and regarded us from the wooded areas in their enclosures, but most were snoozing in the sun. We enjoyed seeing them and learning more about wolves and wolfdogs generally....More

Thank seaward14
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a birthday gift from my son. I have always loved wolves. You can walk around the sanctuary and look at all the wolves. There is also an interactive tour where you can go into the enclosure and feed and touch the wolves. It...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have like 5 enclosures with different types of wolfdogs depending on the percentage of DNA wolf. Close Interactions are allowed in 2 enclosures with like 8 wolfdogs. Some are little afraid of humans some others are very friendly. You will be able to feed...More

Thank gatocanada
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

If you love wildlife and love dogs, you must visit here. It was the highlight of our Banff trip. The guide (Scott) was excellent and we enjoyed every minute. We want to go back!

Thank JLindsVan
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

It was our second visit. If you like dogs, and like wolves, then you must go. Very professional set up and Scott was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic as our guide. We will be going back 😀😀

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Don't get me wrong, this is a great place doing a good job. But charging $21 per person and calling it a "tour" when it is basically just an admission charge is a bit much - if it had cost half that, it would have...More

Thank Fudge03
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of a few places I will make time to go back to, the wolfdogs are amazing from 20% dog to 80% dog mixtures. Plus you can feed them as you sit, I never realized they wolfs are not like in the movies...More

Thank mitchd117
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this! So informative and the animals are gorgeous! Well worth the trip for an up close experience with these animals!

Thank zwicka0069
Reviewed 17 February 2017

During a recent visit to Calgary, my mother suggested that we visit this sanctuary. I'd never heard of it before so I went there with no idea of what to expect. What I found was: a purpose built facility which had the animals' welfare at...More

Thank MrsCommons
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Could anyone recommend return transport from Fairmont in Banff to Sanctuary, we will be there in December and don't want to drive. The only quote I have is for $700. Thank you
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
Can children go on the interactive tour? We have a granddaughter who is 5. Thanks, Anita
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.
Amanda W
Do you have group discounts?
14 May 2016|
Response from Yamnuska W | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! At this time we do not have group discounts. The interactive guided tour is $46 per person and only 8 spots are available per tour (reservation required). We also have a sanctuary walk option, which... More