Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is a non-profit organization located near Cochrane AB that provides a home for wolfdogs and promotes wild wolf protection. You can drop by Thursday through Monday for a Sanctuary Walk $25 or a Tour $35 that will give a good opportunity to photograph one of the packs from a viewing platform. A more interactive tour and a chance to get close to these inquisitive and beautiful animals can be arranged upon request. Be sure to read their rules, especially the dress code, before you go - it is understandable but we were still surprised to learn that clothing made with animal products are a no no - so don't wear a down, leather or even fake fur-trimmed jacket. All proceeds from the tours go to support the Sanctuary. You can further contribute to the continued success of their operations and education programs by purchasing an annual membership and/or one of their sponsorship packages.
They offer responsible and educational close encounters with both wolfdogs and wolves. We especially like that they promote wolf conservation and are on a mission and very active in educating the public on the important role wolves play in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.