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Tours

We currently offer limited private sanctuary tours by appointment only on the weekends and in the summer months, some evening tours during the week may be available upon request.

For the safety of our animal residents, property, and the public, we do not allow drop in visits or allow people to look around the farm on their own.

Book Your Tour to Meet the Residents!

Who can book a tour?

Anyone! From individuals, families to groups, or organizations in the community, we look forward to people from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life visiting our sanctuary and meeting our animal residents.

What can I expect on a tour?

Tours are typically 1 to 2 hours long and are led by the founder of the sanctuary. All visitors will be given an introduction to the sanctuary and its story followed by a quick review of the safety rules. You will then be guided around the property to different paddock areas where you will meet and have an opportunity to interact with the animal residents. As you meet the animals, you will also get to hear their rescue stories and who they have become since coming to live at the sanctuary.

As animal ambassadors, you will also learn about the plight farm animals. Tours last approximately 1 to 2 hours and the length can also be tailored upon request when booking the tour. As a farm sanctuary, as compared to a petting zoo, our animal residents always have a choice as to whether or not they want to interact with visitors and will reside at the sanctuary for the rest of their lives. In contract the goal of a petting zoo is profit, entertaining, meaning that animals may be forced to be handled regardless of what they want and are often discarded when they are no longer profitable. That being said, most of our rescued animals are friendly and happy to meet visitors and enjoy getting pet and the interactions. However, just like us, they all have their unique personalities (some are more curious and outgoing and others are more shy and timid), and also just like us, they can have time when they are simply not in the mood to interact for whatever reason (e.g., they might be tired or grumpy). They get to be the final decision-makers and it is important that we respect their choices around this.

How do I book a tour?

Please email edenswayfarmsanctuary@gmail.com with your tour request and we will do our best to respond within 24 hours. Once the tour is booked, you will also be required to complete a liability waiver.

How much does it cost to book a tour?

The tour fee for adults (over 18 years old) is $30 per visitor and $50 per family. Small group tours (e.g., schools, camps, and other institutions/organizations) will be charged a fee of $20 per visitor and there will be no fee for staff members/chaperones. Your options for payment are by Paypal or e-transfer to edenswayfarmsanctuary@gmail.com, by mailing a cheque to Eden’s Way Farm Sanctuary or by cash payment on the day of your tour. We are unable to accept debit or credit cards at this time.

Where does my tour fee go?

100% of all the tour donations go directly to animal care to ensure our animal residents have high quality food, veterinary care, housing, and enrichment.

Can I bring children?

Yes, we welcome children to the sanctuary and look forward to having young visitors interact with and learn about the farm animals. Teaching children compassion and kindness towards animals is an important part of our mission.

Our tours will be tailored to be family-friendly and tour information/education about farm animals will be presented in an age appropriate manner. Parents are responsible for ensuring that children are supervised at all times and that they must be closely monitored when directly interacting with them.

Minors (18 and under) must be accompanied by an adult and all minors must have a waiver signed by a parent/legal guardian.

Can I bring my dog?

We love dogs but for the safety of our animals, we have to ask that you please leave them at home. If you require a service animal, please contact us before booking a tour to arrange accommodations.

For more information and other frequently asked questions, please see the Sanctuary Tour Information Hand Out

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Eden’s Way Farm Sanctuary

edenswayfarmsanctuary@gmail.com

Located approximately 30 minutes east of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

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