Tour Season Will Re-open in May 2021
Details and FAQ below.
We are not a petting zoo. Many of our animals are here because they were unwanted, neglected, abused or seized by the SPCA. Some animals enjoy human company and others do not which we expect to be respected. Please do not touch any of the animals, unless instructed to do so, as many can bite and cause injury.
The tours will include discussion about our current industrialised farming practices along with interaction with the animals who are comfortable with humans. Plan to spend at least 1 to 2 hours at the sanctuary.
All visitors will be expected to sign a liability form prior to entry to the Sanctuary. Any children accompanying you must have the liability form signed by their legal guardian if they are not in attendance.
Please ensure you do not have any food on your person and any water you bring must be in a stainless steal or plastic container.
Children are welcome but they must be well behaved and listen to instructions. No running, chasing or yelling is permitted as it scares the animals. Small children may need to be carried when interacting with some of the animals. Young children will not be able to go into the pens for their and the animals safety.
Please note that if you or anyone accompanying you have any of the following symptoms you will have to cancel the tour:
- Mild to moderate shortness of breath
- Fever (above 37C), chills, cough or worsening chronic cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense of smell or taste, headache, fatigue, diarrhoea , loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, or muscle aches
- Or you have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days
Our organisation is run completely by donation. Our suggested minimum donation for the tour is $20 per person with the exception of children.
What is the address?
We are located about 12 minutes from downtown Duncan.
Directions will be provided by email after you purchase your ticket(s).
What days are available for tours?
August to September - Times and dates are flexible please email us with a few options that work for you.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What's the refund policy?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, this is not required.
Can I bring treats for the animals?
Yes, but only vegetables and fruit. Please do not bring pitted fruit, onions, avocado, citrus, cabbage, asparagus, rhubarb, potatoes, peppers or garlic.
Can I bring companion animals?
Unfortunately no for the safety of your animal and our animals.
Can I bring a service animal?
Yes, but please provide us with advance notice at email@example.com
What should I wear?
Clothing you don't mind getting dirty, hat, sunscreen and closed toe shoes.
Can I book a private tour?
Yes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Can I bring food to eat?
Yes, but we ask that all food consumed on the property be plant based (vegan). Please ensure no food is brought into the pens.
Is there a bathroom?
Yes, we have a compostable toilet available for visitor use, but it is not wheelchair accessible.
Is the Sanctuary accessible by wheelchair?
Some but not all areas and it may be a bit bumpy.