Wolfdog Sanctuary Tours

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 knowledgable 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.

The Permanent Wolfdog Residents

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!

The Goal of the Wolfdog Sanctuary

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.

Choose From Three Exciting Wolfdog Tours

Click on the tour descriptions below to find the tour best for you.

Tour Highlights:

  • Learn about wolfdogs, their special traits, and their unique needs.
  • See our wolfdog permanent residents and see their beauty in a visual way.
  • Gain insight about wild wolves and their importance in their natural environment.
  • Enjoy photo opportunities and educational talks.
  • Interact with the wolfdogs on the Wolfdog Interactive Tour.
Yamnuska WolfDog Sanctuary

Wolfdog Sanctuary – Self Guided

The self-guided walk through this Wolfdog Sanctuary in the Canmore area lets visitors see the sanctuary at their own pace, allowing time to view and photograph the various packs of wolfdogs.   The self-guided tour is a great way to
per person
Throughout the day
1 Hour
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary Sanctuary Walk in Cochrane

Wolfdog Sanctuary – Intro

Want to know more about wolfdogs? Learn all about the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary and our wolfdog rescue initiatives during a 30-minute introductory talk inside a wolfdog enclosure.   This quick tour takes you to a viewing platform within the enclosure
per person
10:45am, 2:15pm, 3:45pm, 12:15pm
30 Mins
The interactive tour allows you to feed wolfdogs at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary near Banff in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Wolfdog Sanctuary – Interactive

Come enjoy an up-close and intimate look at wolves and wolfdogs on this semi-private guided sanctuary tour with plenty of photo opportunities.   Gain a better understanding about wolf behaviour through the wolfdogs at the sanctuary and how this behaviour fundamentally
per person
10:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
45 Mins