BC Wolf Rescue Centre Offers Immersive Wolf Experiences
Walking with Wolves is a unique, immersive wildlife experience in British Columbia’s Kootenay-Rockies offered by the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre.
Located a short drive from downtown Golden, the NLWWC adopts and cares for wolves on-site — stewarding animals born in zoos, as well as rescues and retirees from the film and television industry.
Along with guided tours of the facility, owners Casey and Shelley Black also run the Blackwolf Photography Tour, a two-hour educational experience that allows visitors to accompany a pair of wolves on an exercise run. Tours run year-round, but winter is particularly popular as the wolves have thick coats and contrast nicely against the snow.
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The wolves at Northern Lights have all been born and bred in captivity – they are not candidates for release into the wild. They have been socialized from a very young age and human contact does not make them nervous.
This provides an amazingly unique opportunity for avid wildlife photographers – both amateur and professional. After all, where else can you walk alongside a wolf?
The wolves run free during the hikes – so participants really get a feel for what it is like to walk with wolves. Two handlers are always on hand to inform photographers about wolf behaviour.
Nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the Columbia Mountains, the location of the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre in provides a stunning backdrop for wildlife photography. Tours run year-round, but winter is particularly popular as the wolves have thick coats and contrast nicely against the snow.