Meet these amazing animals
Located an hour from Banff near Cochrane, the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is a non-profit organization created out of a need for accessible, accurate, and knowledgeable wolfdog instruction and education. Their founder saw that many people were adopting a wolfdog without the knowledge of how they function and what their needs were, and wanted to create a resource that can teach about wolfdogs’ unique nature.
Unfortunately, the tendency to adopt a wolfdog without proper understanding of them has led to the surrendering of many, and this Alberta wolf sanctuary is striving to solve this problem by taking in some wolfdogs as permanent residents at the sanctuary, and rehoming others.
Many of the wolfdogs that have been surrendered are high-content wolfdogs that have been bred by backyard breeders. The content of a wolfdog refers to the ratio of wolf and dog each animal has. A high-content wolfdog, has a higher percentage of wolf in them, etc. The permanent residents, that are of low, mid, and high-content, are available to see, learn about, and even feed on select tours!
With the goal to spread awareness, and eventually aid the conservation of wolves in the wild, the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is the perfect place to help you understand these wonderful animals, their tendencies, needs, and fun personalities.
The Sanctuary is open from Thursday to Monday and offers a range of tours to educate the public on wolfdogs and raise awareness regarding wolf conservation.
Click on the tour descriptions below to find the tour best for you.
self-guided walks around the sanctuary
small group guided tour up-close
Interact with the wolfdogs inside an enclosure