I’m so sorry! Due to an unexpected and urgent need to relocate, The Llama Sanctuary has had to suspend all tours and visits until further notice. We will be back, better than ever before!
So Much to Do
The Llama Sanctuary is set in about 50 acres of beautiful parkland. The entrance leads into the Broadway, a central grassy area from which many paddocks can be accessed. You are welcome to walk the many forest trails that lead to open meadows where the sixteen or so llamas in the Arena Tribe, like to graze. When the sun is high and hot, they can usually be found hanging out in the Grove, a cool shady canopy of trees. At other times they may be grazing the lush grass around the pond or along the creek. The peace and tranquility can be breathtaking.
Hi! I’m Duffy
I came as a BIG surprise to The Llama Sanctuary! My mother, my sister and my auntie were abandoned on an unfenced property. The Llama Sanctuary was called in to find them and provide them with a home, but they had no idea that my brother and me were about to step into the world.
What’s Going On?
Visit the Llamas
Have a Party Here
Treasure Hunt with Llamas
Knitting & Crochet
Workshop with Fiber
Bean Raker’s Club
Book a visit now!
Visit The Llama Sanctuary
Meet the Llamas
Visitors are welcome to interact with the several resident herds of llamas and alpacas at The Llama Sanctuary. Some are eager to meet and greet and find out what goodies you might be carrying. Others are more nervous or aloof and watch you from a distance.
A small herd of alpacas, watched over by an elderly llama called Amigo, keep the entrance to The Llama Sanctuary neatly trimmed. Gemmy is completely blind, but she might surprise you with her keen sense of hearing, her sense of smell and her ability to navigate barns, trees, fences, gates and people.
Newly arrived llamas are usually held in a special enclosure called the Green Room, whilst they adjust to their new surroundings and their health and behaviour is assessed.
The elderly, infirm, injured or sick have a special home called the Refirmary. Mikey and Brownie might be crippled, but they will win your hearts with their friendliness …and their love of fruit.
A small herd of shy llamas keep a watchful eye on the comings and goings of visitors to The Sanctuary. Maybe you can encourage them to nibble an apple in your hand!
The main herd of llamas roams freely through 30 acres of woodland, creek and meadows. Every day, every single llama and alpaca must be located and identified to ensure they in are in good health and condition. Sometimes the llamas are hanging around the barn, the paddocks or shaded forest, if not then you will have to join us on a we walk through the many trails and catching up with the llamas on safari.
A Place for Parties
The Llama Sanctuary is beautiful and has many wonderful spots for celebrating life. Parking is plentiful and there are very few annoying bugs! What?
Enjoy interaction with the llamas and alpacas.
We can organize treasure hunts large and small.
If you would like something special, just ask.
How to Book
You can use the Contact Form above
You can send a message to The Llama Sanctuary on Facebook
If you love email then send one to: support (at) llamasanctuary (dot) com
Tel: 250 679 8121 (we might be out chasing llamas, so leave a message and we’ll call you back)
How much does it cost?
These prices are suggested donations. If you have a group or would love to visit, but it’s out of your budget, contact us.
The Sanctuary Tour typically takes one and half hours, learning about llamas and alpacas, making friends and sharing food. The Llama Safari is longer than two hours, trekking the trails around 30 acres of woodland, meadows and creek, in the search for llamas. Bring a picnic and stay on after the Safari to enjoy the tranquility.
These figures are suggested donations.only
For youngsters aged between 6 and 16 years
For families of 2 adults and up to 3 children, this is great value
For those noble individuals who have travlled around the sun 65 times or more
What should I bring?
During the summer, the paddocks are smooth and reasonably easy to navigate with pushchairs and wheelchairs. The 30 acres of parkland where the main tribe grazes can be rough, hilly and damp at times. We recommend sturdy footwear, rather than flip-flops or sandals! Llamas have sharp toenails. They won’t deliberately step on your toes, but it will hurt if they do!
Winter/Spring Visits: We strongly recommend snow boots or rubber boots. The ground can be deep in snow or very wet and muddy. At other times it can be extremely icy and slippery. You can always call us ahead of time to find out what conditions to expect.
Whilst within the gates of The Llama Sanctuary, all visitors are fully liable for their own well-being. The Llama Sanctuary does not accept liability for injury or loss, howsoever caused.
You will make a lot of friends if you come bearing carrots, apples and pears. To ensure you have the optimal sized pieces, bring some whole carrots, apples, pears etc.with you and we will provide you with a bucket full of pre-sliced, llama-sized snacks in exchange.
attending workshops is a great way to help animals in need
Custom workshops are available covering a wide range of fibery subjects. Learn to knit. With Mega-knitting, you can learn to knit a whole blanket in a few hours! Mega-knitting, hand knitting, crochet – all ages, all abilities. Would you like to learn how to create beautiful macramé wall-hangings? What about rug making? knitted, crocheted, rag-rug weaving, salish loom and knotted rugs. Try spinning artistic yarns on an Indian-Head Treadle.
Join us here for a workshop or if you get the people together, we can come to your home. If you bring the people, you could earn points to pay for all the yarn you require for your next great project!
Fiber Arts Workshops
Upcoming workshops and fiber events are listed on Facebook
Upcoming Safaris, Sanctuary Tours & other events are listed on Facebook
ALL LIFE MATTERS
The Llama Sanctuary is the only dedicated camelid rescue centre in Western Canada. We share this planet with an amazing variety of creatures, but our species has learned to mistreat the animal kingdoms. As the consciousness of humankind is being elevated and expanded, more and more people are feeling the call to assist the hungry, the homeless, the abused, the needy, whether they be 2-legged, 4-legged, winged or finned. The time to help our Earthly companions is right now. You were drawn to this page, because we need your help. Please consider making a donation. We thank you!