welcome to

The Donkey Sanctuary
of Canada


The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada rescues and rehabilitates donkeys, mules and hinnies who have been neglected, abused or otherwise need Sanctuary. We also provide resources and education to the public and the equine world about the unique traits and needs of donkeys and donkey-hybrids.



Join us on a Special Day Just for Seniors!

Tuesday, July 9 will be a special Open Day – just for Seniors!
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Non-seniors may attend if accompanied by a Senior.  No children on this day please.

Admission is $15.00 for Seniors ($20.00 for accompanying adult).  Payable at admission.

Groups of more than eight are asked to please RSVP ahead of the day by contacting

*Bring a picnic lunch if you wish.  No food is allowed outside of picnic area.
**Although most areas are accessible for wheelchairs, some trails and areas of the barnyard have rough or uneven terrain


Annual Passes Now Available for Open Days!


We’re thrilled to introduce our brand new Annual Pass program , giving you unlimited access to our Open Days for a whole year! Whether you’re a dedicated donkey enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a peaceful escape in the company of gentle souls, our Annual Pass is your key to countless heartwarming encounters and unforgettable moments.

Here’s everything you need to know about our Annual Pass:

Unlimited Access: With your Annual Pass, you can walk in on any Open Day without the need for pre-booking tickets. Simply present your pass at the entrance and step into a world of tranquility and joy, surrounded by our donkeys and scenic landscapes.

Exclusive Benefits: As a Pass Holder, you’ll enjoy other exclusive perks, including a 10% discount on all in-person shopping at our Boutique. Treat yourself to unique gifts, souvenirs, and mementos to commemorate your visits and support our mission to care for donkeys in need.

Multiple Visits: Feel free to visit us multiple times on Open Days throughout the season, for the duration of your Pass validity (1year from the date of purchase). Whether you’re a frequent visitor or planning occasional outings with family and friends, your Pass ensures you’ll always have a warm welcome waiting for you at the Sanctuary.

Join us for Open Days and experience the magic of these gentle animals firsthand!

Tickets and Annual Passes

Donkeys Monterey and Colby smiling
Monterey and Colby

Sponsor a Donkey

Sponsor a donkey or mule and support their recovery and ongoing care. By sponsoring a donkey/mule/hinny, you become a vital in supporting their medical recovery and behavioral rehabilitation in helping them trust people again.  Sponsorships are $75 annually or $10 per month.

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Volunteer with us

Volunteer with the DSC in various capacities and help change the lives of all our resident donkeys, mules and hinnies. You will be rewarded with a bond with these forgotten equines that is unlike any other.

Find out how