Someone told me that some other people had done this walk as well and were in the paper - but I missed it. Anyways, a friend of mine and I went to Golden, BC to visit the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Center and took part in a 3 hour walk/hike with wolves. First of all, here is their website: northernlightswildlife.com/index.html
All of the wolves there (four currently I believe) were born and raised in captivity. The center teaches the public about wolves and promotes conservation - they also do lots of sessions with schools to teach kids all about wolves as well.
We got to walk with Aspen - a female who is 25% Husky/Malamute and 75% Grey Wolf. Tuk was the male - and he was incredibly skittish and leary of people. The owner/handler told us that after a couple of hours Tuk might warm up to us enough to take some wild berries from our hands. Well, we had Tuk’s full attention after a half hour into the walk.
So if you ever find yourself in Golden or passing nearby - I highly recommend the center. The photography tour we did was a bit pricey, but you can simply wander around the grounds and listen to the interpreter explain about the wolves for a big whopping $10.
Anyways - on with the photos!
Prints in the mud:
My friend feeding Tuk some wild raspberries:
And finally, this is Casey - one of the Owner/handlers was pulling branches down so that Tuk could reach the berries - Tuk