Wolf Centre: An Ontario Signature Educational Experience
Inspiring the Conservation of Canadian Wolves
All suggestions must begin with the letter “U” and be submitted through the google form by October 12, 2020.
The winner/s will receive a complimentary family admission to the Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre and a poster!
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.
- Entry to the Centre is by advanced reservation only. No walk-ins will be permitted. A limited number of guests will be allowed in 1.5 hour time slots that can be booked online from our website. 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 your reserved time. Wolf Centre admission is non-refundable. We cannot guarantee that the wolves or pups will be visible or active at the time of your visit.
- All guests are required to bring and wear their own mask. Guests without masks will not be permitted to enter. Please click here for information on mask rules and exemptions: HKPR Health Unit
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Our members and lease holders are asked to call in for assistance with booking a time slot. 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.
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.
CANCELLED for 2020.
Read more about the history of Haliburton Forest’s Wolf Pack or learn more about our Wolf Centre in this video.
Educating the Public About Wolf Behaviour and Wolf Ecology
The Wolf Centre is a 5,000 square foot, all indoor facility that houses self-guided, museum-style exhibits, a cinema and classroom, a souvenir shop, a large indoor observatory, and it is wheelchair accessible! Our staff are onsite to answer any questions you may have, so don’t be shy! The wolves are viewed through one-way glass from inside the building. 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.
Make a Day of it!
A guided tour across a series of suspended bridges in the treetops of Haliburton Forest. Reservations required.
Available daily at 10 am & 4 pm spring to fall. Reservations required.
Hike, swim and snuggle with our incredible huskies! Optional lunch available. Reservations required.
Over 400 km of trails to explore by foot or bike.
The Cookhouse Restaurant
Refuel at our onsite restaurant.
The Wolf Centre is Open:
COVID-19 Hours: 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