Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre, Golden

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Hang out with wolves in their natural habitat at Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre, a facility dedicated to the awareness and conservation of these creatures. You'll learn more about wolves and their role in the environment during a 25-minute guided tour. Many people like to bring their cameras and capture them among the dense Rocky Mountain wilderness. The site even offers photography tours for adults where you can walk alongside a wolf with no boundaries, fences, or leashes for 90 minutes. The center also features a gift shop and a seasonal burger shack. Use our Golden trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre and other attractions in Golden.
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  • We were so disappointed with this wolf centre. We flew from Toronto to Calgary, then drove 3.5 hours to see this. We only saw 2 wolves from a distance and they slept most of the time. We didn't get an...  read more »
  • I went to the Northern Lights Wolf Centre with my six year old. It wasn't easy to keep his attention listening to the presenters. We spent most of our time just looking around and reading. From what w...  read more »
  • Enjoyed seeing the wolves yet there is a sadness with the captivity. The explanations given by staff were good. Animals appear well cared for and are given regular long runs and freedom runs outside, ...  read more »
  • Chose Golden as our adventure town based solely on research of the NLWC, and we were not disappointed! The staff are incredibly friendly, professional, and passionate. It's an educational centre that's great for the whole family (we visited with 4 adults and no children and had a great time!). You can sit a few minutes and learn about wolves and the history of the centre, roam the property to snap photos of the wolves and check out displays. Reservations not required and exceptionally well priced for a "tourist attraction". Highly recommended and cannot wait to go back to do the Photography Tour!
  • Great little spot to take a side adventure and see some beautiful animals. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and really cares for their wolves,. I will definitely go again while I am here in the Golden area for work and hope to get out on one of the walks with them.
  • One of my BEST experiences EVER!!!! You must take the walk with the wolves, you will learn so many things that it's just not possible in another way!! These guys really take good care of such magical animals!!
  • We stopped here on the way through the Rockies and we're slightly disappointed. It wasn't too far out the way and easy to get to. The centre is very small, they have around 10 wolves but could only see 5. They were lying down not doing much and you had to view them through a metal wiring fence (there were no glass or perspex viewing panels). The woman gave a detailed description of the wolves and their role in the environment. Despite seeing the wolves I felt it wasn't worth the stop nor the $24 for me and my girlfriend.
  • Very informative and eye opening. They should try and make it a bit more interactive though.
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