Wolf Centre: An Ontario Signature Educational Experience
Inspiring the Conservation of Canadian Wolves
Educating the Public About Wolf Behaviour and Wolf Ecology
All suggestions must begin with the letter “U” and be submitted through the google form but October 12, 2020.
The winner/s will receive a complimentary family admission to the Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre and a poster!
The Wolf Centre is a 5,000 square foot facility that houses exhibits, a cinema and classroom, a retail space, a large indoor observatory, and it is wheelchair accessible! Visit the observatory and maybe catch a glimpse of Haliburton Forest’s wolf pack: permanent residents of Haliburton Forest since 1993.
With live wolfcams and wolf exhibits, you can almost always catch a glimpse of our wolves as they wander through their 15 acre forested environment. Plus, with our mission to educate, you can personalize your visit by asking our friendly staff more about our wolves.
Feel Closer to the Wolves Through Haliburton Forest’s Wolf Howl Experience (No reservations required)
Many people will go their whole lives never hearing a wolf’s howl. Every Thursday evening in July and August join Wolf Centre staff for an interpretive program, followed by a short walk where your guide engages our wolf pack in a round of howls. We can’t guarantee a response from the wolves but we have a pretty good track record.
Read more about the history of Haliburton Forest’s Wolf Pack or learn more about our Wolf Centre in this video.
Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre will be re-opening as of June 27th, 2020!
Please read through the following information thoroughly before planning your visit as we have made numerous changes to our regular operations to make reopening a safe and fun experience for guests and staff alike.
Guests are asked to make themselves aware of COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines. The Government has a great Self Assessment Tool for those who are or have been in contact with someone exhibiting the symptoms of COVID-19. Please contact us to reschedule your visit if you may have been in contact with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
The Wolf Centre will be open Wednesdays to Sundays. Entry to the Centre will be by advanced reservation only. No walk-ins will be permitted. A limited number of guests will be allowed in 1.5 hour time slots, beginning at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Between each timeslot, a 30 minute closure will occur to allow for sanitization of common surfaces such as restrooms, door handles, countertops, etc. Please arrive at the beginning of your time slot to make full use of the time you’ve reserved. Wolf Centre admission is non-refundable.
Our members and lease holders are asked to call in for assistance with booking a timeslot. We know you are all anxious to visit, so we ask that you book no more than two visits per week, or one per weekend (Friday-Sunday) to allow others an opportunity to visit as well. We cannot guarantee that the wolves or pups will be visible or active at the time of your visit.
Upon arrival, please wait by your vehicle to maintain distance, rather than waiting at the door for entry. Our staff will invite you in at the beginning of your timeslot.
All guests are required to bring and wear their own mask. Guests without masks will not be permitted to enter, except for those with a known medical condition that makes it impossible for them to safely wear one.
Hand sanitizer will be provided and is required to be used prior to entry. Our supply is limited, so we recommend you plan to bring your own as well. The restrooms will also be open for thorough hand washing.
The Centre is set up with blue lines across the floor to indicate space that should be observed for safe physical distancing practices. Directional indicators for flow of movement through the building have also been put in place. All guests are required to follow safe physical distancing practices while visiting for your safety and the safety of others. For information on safe physical distancing please click here.
Merchandise is available for purchase, but the gift shop area is off-limits to the public. Please ask for assistance with your purchases and only touch items you intend to purchase. No cash will be accepted at this time.
While you are here, there are several other activities available at Base Camp:
The Cookhouse Restaurant is open for takeout Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. We recommend ordering in advance and calling in your order at the start of your timeslot so your food will be ready when you are done visiting the Wolf Centre. Picnic tables are available outside the restaurant for dining. See the menu here.
Access to the private property of Haliburton Forest is open! Whether you are hiking, running, biking, renting a canoe, SUPing or kayaking, or just going for a scenic drive you can purchase your pass in advance here.
Make a Day of it
Wolf Centre visitors also have access to Free Activities at Haliburton Forest! While you are at Haliburton Forest, feel free to explore the historic monuments at Base Camp, or take a stroll on the Wild Woods Walk.
And if you’re still hungry to learn, visitors also have free access to our Logging Museum, where they can learn about the Haliburton Forest’s settlement history and see artifacts dating back to the late 1800’s.
During the summer months we also offer Kennel Tours – Daily Dose of Dogs at 4:00 pm daily for $5.00 per person or $10.00 for the whole family.
The Wolf Centre is Open:
COVID-19 Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, prebooked timeslots only
Summer: Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving
Spring and Fall: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Winter: Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, mid- December until mid-March
Open daily throughout the Christmas Holidays, March Break, and Family Day Weekend.
Please note that last admission for the public is an hour before posted closing times.
When in doubt, please call ahead!
Phone 800-631-2198 option 3
1305 Redkenn Road, Haliburton, ON, Canada