Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Society

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge's Mission is "To provide a safe and permanent home for neglected, abused or unwanted donkeys."

The Donkey Refuge has been rescuing donkeys for over 20 years.  The donkeys arrive from all over Western Canada, Alaska, and the Yukon Territories.  The Refuge currently has over 100 donkeys in their care.  The Donkeys' ages range from between 4 to 35 years.  Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge provides a permanent home for both rescue and senior donkeys who require extra care, warm barns, special diets, as well as extra farrier, dental and veterinarian care.

The Donkey Refuge is located on a farm in the Historical Turtle Valley.  As a Registered Charity, the Refuge hosts Fundraising Events and has visiting days available throughout their Open Season from May to September.  During the Refuge's open season, visitors have an opportunity to meet the donkeys, hear their stories, and enjoy a wonderful day with friends and family in the country; the coffee is always on all summer long, and the Donkey Shoppe is full of donkey souvenirs so visitors can take home a little piece of the Turtle Valley.

The Refuge is closed from September to April except for Special Events, which can be found on the Refuge's website or Facebook page.

For More Information visit our Website.  www.turtlevalleydonkeyrefuge.com


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7877 Skimikin Road
Chase BC V0E1M1
Phone: 250-679-2778
  • Wheelchair - partially accessible
  • Peak Season: May thru September. Please check the TVDR website for the current hours.
  • Value/Shoulder Season: Closed Except for Special Events
  • Low Season: Closed for the Winter