Visit Us

Come and visit the donkeys and mules at the Sanctuary. Whether you choose a visit on an Open Day or prefer to book a private, expert-guided tour, be prepared to be charmed by these gentle animals. You will learn how we care for the animals, discover the donkeys’ personalities, the dynamics of the different groupings and get all your questions about donkeys answered by our incredible staff and volunteers.

Open Days

Open Days will Return in the Spring of  2024!

The DSC will once again open its gates to welcome visitors for our much-anticipated Open Days again in Spring 2024! After a brief winter hiatus, we will be eager to reconnect with our community, share the joy of spending time with our wonderful donkeys, and showcase the incredible work that goes on here.  Stay tuned for ticket information!


2024 Tours

Our tours will resume in Spring 2024! Join us for a delightful guided tour of the Sanctuary. Starting again in May, we’ll be hosting tours on Mondays and Fridays. To book a tour and find out more, hop on over to our Eventbrite page. Have questions? Feel free to give us a call at 519-240-9412 or email

We can’t wait to share the beauty of the Sanctuary with you!

Crowd of runners

PACE for the Donkeys 5K Trail Run

PACE for the Donkeys is a 5K Trail Run and Walk through the nature trails and paddocks at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada.  

PACE is our biggest fundraising event of the year and the 2023 Trail Run raised over $30,000 for the care of the donkeys, mules and hinnies who call the sanctuary home!  Join us again in September 2024.   Watch for registration information coming in early Spring.


To achieve our mission, we rely on the generous support of individuals like you, who share our commitment to donkeys. Your donations could help rescue a donkey who is experiencing neglect, a mule who has never felt a gentle human hand, or teach equine caretakers the difference between a donkey and a horse so they can help donkeys thrive in different environments.

In appreciation for your support, donors receive a discount to our Open Days!
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