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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!

When are tours available?

Effective March 2021 and until further notice, tours are available on the weekends by appointment only and some evening tours during the week may be available during the summer months.

Who can book a tour?

Anyone! From individuals, 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.

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 forwarded a liability waiver. This must be filled out and signed and returned by email before the event, or upon arrival to the tour.

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) up to 10 people* (adhering to the provincial COVID public health safety guidelines) 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 (request for mailing address via email) or by cash payment on the day of your tour.

Where does my tour fee go?

Tour donations go directly to animal care to ensure our animal residents have high quality food, veterinary care, housing, and enrichment.

What if I need to cancel a booked tour?

Yes, we understand that sometimes plans don’t work out and we will fully refund cancelled tours that have paid in advance. Please give us as much notice as possible if you or your group is unable to attend. We also reserve the right to limit or cancel tours during dangerous conditions like lightning, very high winds, extreme heat, or snow storms, as well as if there is an emergency on the farm.

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.

Is the sanctuary accessible?

Yes, to some extent the sanctuary is accessible in the dryer months of the year but when there is snow, ice or mud, it would not be as easy to navigate.

Where is the sanctuary located?

We are located at 4077 Shuswap Road, Kamloops, BC. (Approximately 20-25 minutes east of Kamloops on the Trans-Canada Highway and off the Lefarge exit).

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.

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

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

Registered Charity ##713808277RR0001

edenswayfarmsanctuary@gmail.com

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