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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our lone remaining Timber Wolf - Alpha. 

Alpha was captive born in the spring of 2001 and arrived at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife on June 8, 2004 as part of a pack of 4 wolves – retired from the movie industry. 

Alpha led a long and healthy life here at Grouse Mountain. He turned 15 years old this spring, which itself is a testament to his overall care and health. The average lifespan for a wolf in human care is 13 years, but would fall closer to 6 to 8 years in the wild. 

We will sincerely miss his presence here but take comfort in knowing that he led a full life and helped us educate hundreds of thousands, if not millions of visitors to Grouse Mountain about the perils and persecutions that are faced by his species. 

Thank you Alpha.

Dr. Ken Macquisten 
Managing Director / Veterinarian 
Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife


Due to bi-annual maintenance on the Red Skyride we will be operating on the Blue Skyride  from Monday April 30th to Friday May 4th. Expect delays while departing the mountain. Open for skiing and riding 1pm-8pm weekdays and 9am-10pm on weekends.