Lady feeding the wolfdogs at the Wolfdog Sanctuary
White wolfdog at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
black wolfdog at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

For animal lovers!

Wolfdog Sanctuary

From $33

Adventure Details

Activity Level
Year Round
All Ages
60 min drive

The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is a non-profit organization created out of a need for accessible, accurate, and knowledgeable wolfdog instruction and education. 

The sanctuary 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 re-homing 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.

Book your Adventure

Wolfdog Sanctuary - Self Guided Tour

Adult (12+): $33 Child (6-11): $21

Wolfdog Sanctuary - Intro Tour

Per person (10+): $47

Wolfdog Sanctuary - Interactive Tour

Per person (15+): $89
A couple enjoying the interactive wolfdog tour inside the enclosure with the wolfdogs
A wolfdog retrieving a treat from the hand of a woman on the interactive tour
A couple enjoying looking at the wolfdogs from the viewing desk at the sanctuary
A wolfdog and it's puppy laying in the snow
A wolfdog walking through long grass at the Yamnuska Wolf Dog Sanctuary
  • The Sanctuary is open daily from Thursday - Monday.
  • No transport available from Banff. Guests must make their own way to Sanctuary (near Cochrane).
  • The Wolfdog Sanctuary Interactive Tour is recommended for anyone interested in interacting with the wolfdogs. 
  • Please dress comfortably and wear warm clothes as you will be outside for the duration of the tour. Be sure to bring a camera!
  • There is a 24 hour cancellation policy, you can change/cancel or refund your booking 24 hours outside your booked tour (up to 10 days for group bookings).
  • Please note that all guests are required to show ID and sign a liability waiver. View waiver here.

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