Things are a little different this year.

Normally members of the public are welcome to visit SAINTS, and meet the many wonderful animals that live here. Tours are typically conducted every weekend, by trained volunteers, and are fun and safe for all ages.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, we have unfortunately had to cancel tours until further notice. Even in a "phase 3" provincial plan, SAINTS still needs to be extra careful to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and community. We have a small team currently working out a plan to move forward with safely conducted tours for the public. When we know more we will provide that information here.

In the meantime, we thank everyone for their support from a distance. We are on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as @saintsrescue if you'd like to follow along for updates on the animals. Please also be sure to check out our blog.

Weekends at 11:00am

Please see above, regarding Covid-19

Our tours take place every Saturday and Sunday, at 11am sharp. When there are more people than can reasonably be included on a single tour, we’ll conduct 2 tours at once - each in an opposite direction so it doesn’t get crowded.

Meeting spot

Please see above, regarding Covid-19

Tours meet under the covered are in the first driveway beside the first building (the shop). Please do not go to other areas, as some of our animals get very excited. We promise you’ll have a chance to meet everyone on your tour :)

What to wear

Please see above, regarding Covid-19

Dress for the weather. A large part of the tour is outdoors, so you want to make sure you’re well layered on cold days, with waterproofing, and protected from the sun on hot days. We also recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.

Have questions about the tour?

Contact us anytime by submitting our contact form.

We paused tours in March 2020. We have a team working on plan for conducting tours as safely as possible. When we have more information to share about that, we will update the messaging and instructions on this page accordingly. We appreciate everyone's understanding and support.

Tours typically take about 1 hour to 1.5 hours.

Unfortunately due to limited funds we have not yet been able to perform the necessary renovations to make indoor areas wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you have certain physical challenges that you’d like to know if we can accommodate. We will be sensitive to your request, honest with you if we feel it's not safely possible and, if it may be possible, we'll do our best to find a way for you to have a safe and fulfilling experience at our sanctuary.

We love it when kids take an interest in our animals, and visit us for tours. Our tour guides will ensure that your tour is conducted safely for kids of all ages. We do ask that your children are accompanied by an adult at all times though, and that everyone in your family follows the safety requests of our guides throughout the whole tour.

Animals that are okay with being petted are kept together in common areas, which your tour will walk through so you can interact with those animals. Other animals prefer not to be petted, and their areas aren’t accessible. But your tour guide will provide information about each of the animals within. For everyone’s safety, the larger farm animals are all cordoned off from the foot traffic areas where the tours go through.

We encourage photographers of all skill levels to bring their phones and cameras. Some of our animals might even indulge you in a selfie, just make sure to double check with your tour guide. Don’t forget to tag @saintsrescue on social media, with any tour photos you post publicly! So not to spook the animals, please try to avoid using flash.

We appreciate the thought, but we ask that you do not bring treats or other food to feed directly to the animals during your tour. The majority of SAINTS’ animals are senior and/or special needs. We have many customized diets for various health issues, and lots of sensitive tummies in our crew! As such, it is important that only our qualified staff and volunteers feed the animals at scheduled times.

Your tour guide can accept cash and cheque donations, or you can donate via our website. Hard goods and unopened food are also gratefully accepted in the under cover area where the tours begin. Please see our wishlist for goods we are currently most in need of.

SAINTS is only open to the public per posted tour times. Most years we host an Open House weekend in June that includes tours, refreshments, kids’ craft activities, and local vendors. People looking to come on site to meet and adopt animals should contact SAINTS staff via our contact form.