Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

I’ve been dying to go to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary for a very long time now, so I thought ‘Eh, why not!’. Nicole and I purchased our tickets during the week. We opted for the Interactive Tour so we could get some up close and personal time with some of the Wolfdogs. The Interactive Tour takes you through two enclosures. Yamnuska – which carries High Content Wolfdogs (more wolf, then dog in them). Cascade – Low Content Wolfdogs (more dog, then wolf). We were given an abundance of rad facts and knowledge about the Wolfdogs. These beauties are so gorgeous and fluffy. It was a great experience, I would suggest this tour to anyone (who loves big dogs hehe). Once you are done the Interactive Tour, you can spend as much time as you want going through the Sanctuary to check out some of the other locals. The sanctuary runs a few ‘shows’ at certain enclosures, that are pretty neat to watch!

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is a non profit organization. All proceeds from tickets purchased and any merchandise sold inside the gift shop goes directly to the sanctuary. If you are scared of big dogs – THIS TOUR IS NOT FOR YOU.

Kuna (high content – Alpha female of the Yamnuska Pack) :

Nova (high content – Yamnuska pack) :

Loki and Nikki (low content – Cascade Pack) :

Rango (high content Coydog) :

Here is a baby 1 week old goat, with a tiny knit sweater on. My heart melted and I gawked over him longer then I should have haha.

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I decided to drive up highway 1A before heading back home. We drove to Ghost Lake and watched a couple dudes rip on a Yammy out on the lake, it was pretty rad!

Mornings in the Rockies

      This Saturday, I woke up at 5am (shocker!!). Made some breaky, got dressed took my daily vitamins (those are important!) and headed out the door around 6:15am to pick Nic up.

We were headed West to catch the sunrise. Now, this is an awesome location. The water is SO calm and it reflects the 3 sisters in Canmore, AB amazingly. Lots of people know of this place, lots of people don’t. Id rather let you do your research to find it ;). The sky had it up. Pinks, Oranges, and hints of Purple. After we watched the clouds blow up with color, it was off to my fave place. Rocky Mountain Begal Co. of course. I obvi had to get the B.C.L.T for another morning breakfast (hehe) Here are some shots I got! :

Icefield’s Parkway

Driving this parkway, is my all time fave. There’s endless things to see and do. I love doing it, and probably do it twice a year. I wanted to get to it one last time this year before the snow flew (because you know, its going to snow eventually here!) Nic, was up for the adventure. We had contemplated going to the Athabasca Glacier, but from what I’ve heard the Ice Cave is no longer – Thankfully I experienced its greatness the last couple years! So we decided Waterfowl Lakes was the furthest we would go. Our first stop was the classic and ever so calm Herbert Lake, We then hiked up to Peyto, doing the scenic route and not hiking up a paved path. We even continued further then the look out point to an even better one, that I had never even been to before. Bow lake and Waterfowl Lakes were last.

Here are some photos of our trip :