Let’s take a walk on the wild side! If you love furry friends as much as we do, then this wildlife sanctuary in Ontario is your dream day trip destination. You can take guided tours and meet all kinds of cute resident critters.

Located about two and a half hours from Toronto in Rosseau, Ont., you’ll find Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

The sanctuary has a few permanent residents like Mama the black bear, Ella the moose, Monty the bobcat, Silver the silver fox, and more. 

You’ll have a chance to meet these cuties when you book a guided tour. 

Most of the animals that come to this spot, however, are only here for rehabilitation and will be released back into the wild when they are able. 

Animals in rehabilitation will not be seen on the tour. 

Your tour will require a minimum $15 donation to the sanctuary and you’ll need to wear a mask for the duration of your visit.

They host one tour per day and you can book for groups of up to 10 people at a time.

Other animals you can expect to see include Lexi the silver fox, Spirit the Arctic fox, Tippy and Zoey the coyotes, Jinx and Jardica the Canadian lynxes, and Furley the black bear.  

The tours take place outdoors and require a lot of walking, so make sure you wear your comfiest boots and dress for the weather.

If you think you’ve got skill behind the camera you can also book a guided photography tour of the sanctuary.

The tour allows time for “use of different locations, use different cameras and lenses and work in the natural lighting conditions of the Sanctuary.”

Both the regular and photography tour will require you to book in advance, and you can do so by emailing tours@aspenvalley.org.

So if it's time to get in touch with your wild side, why not check this place out?

Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Price: Minimum $15 donation

When: Daily tour @ 10 a.m.

Address: 1116 Crawford St, Rosseau, ON 

Why You Need To Go: You can meet all kinds of adorable animals while supporting a good cause at this Ontario animal sanctuary. 


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