Year Round
Season
Throughout the day
Departure Time
1 Hour
Duration
6+
Age
Leisurely
Activity

This self-guided interpretive walk allows visitors to see the sanctuary and view and photograph the various packs of wolfdogs at your own pace.

Educational signs are placed throughout the sanctuary, so visitors are able to learn interesting and key facts about wolves and wolfdogs. This is a great opportunity to learn interesting facts about wolves and wolfdogs and support the sanctuary, as well as photograph the wolfdogs from outside their enclosures. 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.

This tour provides a general admission into the sanctuary. Since this tour has unlimited availability, this is a great tour option for large groups, school groups, and any last minute visits to the sanctuary.

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
  • 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 part of the tour for most people includes the following:

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Wolfdog Sanctuary Walk

An interpretive, self-guided walk through the sanctuary allows you to view the various packs of wolfdogs at your own pace and to photograph them from outside their enclosures.
Included
  • 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 duration time varies from guest to guest, however typically between viewing all the wolfdogs and reading our signage, guests spend approximately 1 hour at the sanctuary.
The experience includes an interpretive self-guided walk around the sanctuary 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 Sanctuary 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.
The Sanctuary Walk can be done anytime year round within the regular hours of operation. The hours of operation are Thursday through Monday from 10 am to 5pm. 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 bookings).
Tips are not expected but the staff certainly appreciates them. If you had a great day and wish to indicate so through a tip to the staff they will be graciously accepted.
Included
  • 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 6 years and older, please.
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible, however ground can be rough in areas.
  • Please do not bring any pets, including dogs, to the Sanctuary.
Included
  • 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 Sanctuary Walk
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Sanctuary Walk
Yamnuska WolfDog Sanctuary
Yamnuska WolfDog Sanctuary
Yamnuska WolfDog Sanctuary