Gone to the Wolves...

  Posted:2 months ago

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Did you know that the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is only a 40- to 45-minute drive from the Regency Suites Hotel in Calgary?

Georgina De Caigny and Andi Scheibenstock opened Yamnuska, a nonprofit wolfdog sanctuary, in July of 2011.

This was around the time that it started becoming more popular to keep wolfdogs as pets in Canada.

In addition to fostering and adoption programs, visitors can book a variety of educational tours of the sanctuary.

These tours are geared towards educating the public about wolfdogs and raising awareness for wolfdog conservation efforts.

The 3 different tour options currently offered by the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary are:

1. Sanctuary Walk

The Sanctuary Walk allows you to visit the sanctuary and observe different wolf packs at your own pace.

The minimum age for this tour is 6 years old and drop-ins are welcome.

Price: $23 per person

2. Intro Tour

The Intro Tour is perfect for people who want to learn more about the sanctuary and get the opportunity to snap pictures of the wolf packs.

Visitors taking this tour can learn more about wolfdogs, with full access to one of Yamnuska's wolfdog experts.

The minimum age for this tour is 12 years old. The tour is offered at 10:45 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, and 3:45 pm. Drop-ins are welcome but groups larger than 10 people need to book in advance.

Price : $31 per person

3. Interactive Tour

The Interactive Tour gives you an up-close look at wolves and wolfdogs.

Groups who take this tour will delve deeper into wolfdog behavior, conservation, and what separates wolfdogs from domestic dogs.

The minimum age for this tour is 15 years old. The tour must be booked in advance and is offered at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm.

Price : $51 per person

Planning a trip to visit the Yamuska Wolfdog Sanctuary? Visit our Contact Page to book your stay at the Regency Suites Hotel today!

We had a lovely stay and enjoyed our room at Regency during our conference, the room was very clean, parking was great and the front desk was excellent. We even got a chance to use the exercise room!

- Janet B.