Come enjoy an up-close and intimate look at wolves and wolfdogs. This tour requires a booking in advance! Gain a better understanding about wolf behaviour through the wolfdogs at our sanctuary and how this behaviour fundamentally differs from domestic dogs. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the importance of wolves in our ecosystem, and why it’s so important to preserve them in our natural environment. This exclusive tour has limited availability and restricted numbers per tour to ensure the wolfdogs stay inquisitive and close during your visit. You will also have plenty of photo opportunities and ample time to speak with a sanctuary team member leading the tour.
With the playfulness of a dog but the wily intelligence of a wolf, wolfdogs are fascinating half-breed creatures. Meet them close up at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary in the Cochrane foothills. This experience is as close as you are likely to ever get to the wild and elusive wolf - while still in a safe and secure context. The sanctuary is purpose-designed with the welfare of the animals at heart. It’s clear to see the staff at Yamnuska have a passion for the animals. They’ll teach you about how First Nations people and European settlers viewed wolves, the challenges these rare animals face and the importance of protecting them in the wild. On the way to the sanctuary we’ll stop at Gap Lake for a jaw-dropping view. You’ll also get to visit the 1875 McDougal Church - the oldest church
Want to know more about wolfdogs? Enjoy the opportunity to learn all about the sanctuary and get an introduction to what wolfdogs are all about. This is a great way to photograph one of the packs of wolfdogs as well as having full access to one of the wolfdog experts. In addition to the Sanctuary Walk, this tour provides an introduction to wolfdogs as guests are taken inside one of the enclosures and given a 30 minute presentation on wolfdogs. Guests can expect to learn general information on wolfdogs and our mission at the sanctuary. There is no interaction with the wolfdogs on this tour.
An interpretive walk through the sanctuary allows visitors to see the sanctuary and view our various packs of wolfdogs at your own pace. This is a great opportunity to learn interesting facts about wolves and wolfdogs and support the sanctuary. 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. There is no interaction with the wolfdogs on this tour.