Planning Your Visit

  • Note that the Sanctuary is normally open to visitors only on our special event days. At other times, depending on our schedule it may be possible to arrange a visit at other times, but our normal day-to-day routines are busy ones and it may not always be possible to accommodate your private visit.
  • Leave your pets at a home.  Strange dogs can frighten and upset our resident animals, and for that reason we do not allow them on the property under any circumstances. Please respect that request.
  • We do not allow hand-feeding of any of our animals, as it interferes with their dietary needs, and can cause digestive upset and create aggressive behaviour between them when they compete for your hand-fed treat.
  • If you do arrive with treats or vegetables/fruits for the animals, please leave them with a staff member or volunteer who will see that they are added (if appropriate) at mealtime.  
  • Do not walk around where animals are present with food items on your person.
  • Please respect that you are being invited into our animal residents' home, and do not tease, chase, or otherwise annoy them. Please ensure that any children with you also do not chase or annoy any of the birds or animals.
  • Dress appropriately. The Sanctuary's facilities are unheated, so in winter conditions, dress warmly!
  • A bathroom is available.
  • Parking is limited on the property itself, so you may have to park on the road below. In winter be aware that the snow covered shoulders of the road may appear to be wider than they actually are.  However, Du Lac Road is a quiet road, and many visitors do choose to park along it, and then enjoy walking up to the barn using one of the two lane ways. The north lane leads directly to the barn. All parking (whether onsite or elsewhere) is "at your own risk." 
  • Enjoy and respect our animals!  People love to spend time here with the animals!
  • Ask about our trails (we have over 40 acres of forest, including extensive trails. The back section of the forest is unique in that it is a "first growth" forest, where the trees have never been cut by people).