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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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Amazing place❤️

We took the interactive tour with Robin and she was so knowledgeable and her love of the wolf dogs... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jojodish
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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Unique Experience Close to Calgary!

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is a worthwhile way to spend your time! We took the interactive tour and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
erind871
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Edmonton, Canada
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Range Road 53, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1B3, Canada
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+1 587-890-9653
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the interactive tour with Robin and she was so knowledgeable and her love of the wolf dogs was so evident! We spent hours walking around after the tour and loved each guide we met. We learned so much while being there plus just...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is a worthwhile way to spend your time! We took the interactive tour and got to actually spend some time with the beautiful creatures and learn more about the work that the Sanctuary does. I would recommend taking the first tour in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the interactive tour and absolutely loved the experience. Our guide Scott was brilliant and gave us loads of great information about the wolf dogs. It was really informative and turns out there was lots of things we didn’t know. Was great getting to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make the time to visit!!! Unfortunately we had not pre-booked to do the interactive tour they offer and it was sold out that day (often 2 weeks in advance apparently); however we walked around and saw almost all the Wolfdogs up close through their enclosures....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid for the interactive tour so we got to go inside the enclosures with both the high contents (mostly wolf) and the lows (mostly dog). Our guide was very nice and extremely informative. We were led into each enclosure and sat in chairs while...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son & I did the interactive tour & enjoyed it very much. It was worth the drive! We got to hand feed a couple of wolves and the staff was very knowledgeable.

Thank Tina F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son is a dog lover, and so we decided to give this a try. My son loved it, he said it was the highlight of his week in the Canadian Rockies. My wife and I enjoyed it much more than we expected. It's not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was Alex, and she was so friendly, knowledgeable, and funny. She clearly has so much love for these animals, and she wanted both the humans and the wolfdogs to be comfortable with each other. The enclosures are huge and well-appointed. I learned so...More

Thank moonlayhidden
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful sanctuary! We did the interactive tour and loved getting to see these shy and sweet wolf dogs up close and personal.

Thank Amy S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the interactive tour and loved it. The sanctuary is impeccable, clean and well run. The wolf dogs are well taken care of and the staff very friendly. I highly recommend Yamnuska.

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morganlmcmakin
8 December 2017|
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Response from Caroline H | Reviewed this property |
Feeding time is good and what is nice is that you can take your time to wander. It would be better though to pre-book the interactive tour if you can.
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Joe C
17 August 2017|
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Response from Nick H | Reviewed this property |
Cash only.
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JoW W
21 February 2017|
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Response from BobH764 | 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
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