Year Round
Season
10:45am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm
Departure Time
30 Mins
Duration
12+
Age
Leisurely
Activity

Want to know more about wolfdogs? Learn all about the sanctuary during a 30 minute introductory talk inside a wolfdog enclosure.

During the tour guests are taken inside one of the wolfdog enclosures (behind a short barrier) and given a 30 minute presentation on wolfdogs. Guests can expect to learn general information on wolfdogs and the mission of the sanctuary from an experienced staff member. This is a great way to photograph one of the packs of wolfdogs from inside their enclosure as well as have full access to one of the wolfdog experts.

In addition, guests can also enjoy a self-guided Sanctuary Walk, either before or after their tour.

Please note that there is no interaction with the wolfdogs on this tour. The Wolfdog Sanctuary Interactive Tour is recommended for anyone interested in this.

Included
  • 30 minute Wolfdog Intro Tour
  • Wolfdog Sanctuary Walk
OPEN
  • Monday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Wolfdog Sanctuary (Cochrane)
Guide Quote

Shannon's Pick

"Animal lovers won't need much convincing to be so close to these beautiful creatures. Learn what wolves and your own dog have in common!" - Shannon , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

Wolfdog Sanctuary Intro Tour

A 30 minute presentation given by one of the wolfdog caretakers, with entry into one of the wolfdog enclosures and the opportunity to photograph them (behind a short barrier).
2

Wolfdog Sanctuary Walk

An interpretive, self-guided walk through the sanctuary allows you to view the various packs of wolfdogs at your own pace.
Included
  • 30 minute Wolfdog Intro Tour
  • Wolfdog Sanctuary Walk
OPEN
  • Monday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Wolfdog Sanctuary (Cochrane)
Guide Quote

Shannon's Pick

"Animal lovers won't need much convincing to be so close to these beautiful creatures. Learn what wolves and your own dog have in common!" - Shannon , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

The tour itself is a 30 minute experience, however you will have lots of time before or after your tour to explore the entire sanctuary.
The experience at the Sanctuary includes a 30 minute introductory talk with one of the experienced staff members, to understand more about wolfdogs and what the sanctuary does. Guests will be taken into a closed off section of an enclosure (behind a short barrier) to view a pack of high content wolfdog, with the opportunity to photograph them inside their enclosure.

In addition, guests will also be able to explore the entire sanctuary on a self-guided walk to view the 20+ wolfdogs on site. Educational signs are placed throughout the sanctuary, so visitors are able to learn interesting and key facts about wolves and wolfdogs. Throughout the day, different activities are scheduled, so while on the walk guests may be able to see different packs get fed, given toys, etc. There is also a gift shop at the sanctuary with a variety of merchandise for sale. All the proceeds of the items sold in the gift shop go directly towards caring for the animals at the sanctuary, as well as continuing their rescue efforts.

The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctary is located on Range Road 53 on the 1A Highway, 60 minutes from Banff and 10 minutes from Cochrane. Detailed driving directions will be included in your booking confirmation.

If you are seeking transportation from Banff, the Discover Wolfdogs Tour runs daily on a seasonal basis.

Tour times are 10.45am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm and 3.45pm, all year round. The tour runs every day from Thursday to Monday, as the Sanctuary is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Please dress comfortably and wear warm clothes as you will be outside for the duration of the tour. Be sure to bring a camera!
No, this tour does not involve any interaction with the wolfdogs. For guests interested in this, the Wolfdog Sanctuary Interactive Tour is recommended.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, you can change/cancel or refund your booking 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group booking).
Tips are not expected but our staff certainly appreciates them. If you had a great day and wish to indicate so through a tip to the staff they are graciously accepted.
Included
  • 30 minute Wolfdog Intro Tour
  • Wolfdog Sanctuary Walk
OPEN
  • Monday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Wolfdog Sanctuary (Cochrane)
Guide Quote

Shannon's Pick

"Animal lovers won't need much convincing to be so close to these beautiful creatures. Learn what wolves and your own dog have in common!" - Shannon , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

  • Children must be 12 years and older, please.
  • This tour is currently not wheelchair accessible.
  • Please do not bring any pets, including dogs, to the Sanctuary.
Included
  • 30 minute Wolfdog Intro Tour
  • Wolfdog Sanctuary Walk
OPEN
  • Monday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Wolfdog Sanctuary (Cochrane)
Guide Quote

Shannon's Pick

"Animal lovers won't need much convincing to be so close to these beautiful creatures. Learn what wolves and your own dog have in common!" - Shannon , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

Yamnuska WolfDog Sanctuary
Yamnuska WolfDog Sanctuary
Yamnuska WolfDog Sanctuary
Yamnuska WolfDog Sanctuary
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Sanctuary Walk