About Us

Mission Statement

Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf centre promotes wolf conservation throughout the natural environment. We value the role these carnivores play in nature. We strive to provide a one-of-a-kind, quality experience to the public as we support conservation through education.

What we do here

We love to educate the public about wolves! We do interpretive talks and interactive school presentations/field trips about wolves and their role in a healthy environment.


Our wolves live in a 1.25-acre enclosure. Our interpretive talks take place right at the fence. Plus, our wolves are exercised regularly, off-leash in the wilderness so they are happy and healthy ambassadors for their wild cousins.


It is during the exercise hikes through Blackwolf Photography we are able to offer people the unique opportunity to photograph and walk with wolves in their natural environment. Nestled between the Rockies and the Purcell mountains, we are blessed with plenty of wilderness around here, and the scenery is fabulous! A photo session with the wolves requires a reservation and some restrictions apply.

The wolf pack and staff

Our family of staff is what really makes this place special. Every day they make the wolf pack happy and your experience unique. Many of our staff have worked with us for many years and are passionate about sharing their knowledge with you. They might even teach you how to howl.

Founders: Casey and Shelley

Casey & Shelley Black are an adventurous animal loving couple. How it all started; In the late 90’s Casey was part of a team that trained animals for big Hollywood movies. A few years later, in 1998, Casey and Shelley adopted Aspen – a female wolf dog. The initial idea was to have Aspen as a spoiled movie star and ambassador for educating people about wolves. Eventually the movie star dream faded and Northern Lights Wolf was formed and Aspen became the star ambassador.


Since 2002 Casey & Shelley have operated Northern Lights Wolf Centre. The Wolf Centre is a privately owned facility with dedicated long serving staff. They all work at educating the public to advocate and stimulate awareness about the importance of wolves in our environment. The whole team actively pursues long term interest in changing public opinion about wolves and to influence government policy in the favour of a balanced holistic environments that includes the dynamic role of wolves.


Today the Northern Lights Wolf hosts a full pack of wolves all whom were born in captivity. These wolves howl with joy everyday as a healthy pack of wolf ambassadors.