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  • Chase, BC
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(250) 679-2778
7877 Skimikin Road, Chase, BC V0E 1M1
donkeyrefuge@gmail.com

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Open Days & Times

Remember to check ahead of time for our open days and times as they vary during the year…we are all about the donkeys so our hours and open days are determined by the care needs of the donkeys.

Driving Directions

We are geographically located in the Turtle Valley which is south of the TransCanada Highway between Chase and Sorrento.  Please note GPS/Apple Maps are not reliable in Turtle Valley and we advise you to use the directions or to get your directions via Google Maps (see below)

From Salmon Arm (See Google Maps Directions Here)

  • Drive West out of Salmon Arm, past Sorrento.
  • Turn Left off of Highway #1 at the Squilax/Adams Lake/North Shore turn-off between Sorrento and Chase, B.C. (Do Not Go Over the Squilax Bridge.)
  • You are now on Squilax-Anglemont Road.
  • Turn left off Squilax-Anglemont Road just before the Squilax Bridge onto Squilax-Turtle Valley Rd (Do Not Go Over the Squilax Bridge; if you do, turn around and come back to take the first right up the hill after the bridge).
  • Follow Squilax-Turtle Valley Rd up a long hill up into the Valley. (about 10 mins)
  • You will come to a junction; continue straight on Squilax-Turtle Valley Rd.
  • Continue on Squilax-Turtle Valley Rd to the next junction.
  • Turn right onto Skimikin Road.
  • Continue on Skimikin Road, the Donkey Refuge will be on your right.
  • Turn right into the Donkey Refuge.
  • Follow the parking signs.
  • Check-in at the Donkey Shoppe upon arrival.

From Kamloops (See Google Map Directions Here)

  • Drive to the West End of Chase, B.C.
  • After you pass the Canco gas station on your right, keep an eye out for the exit to Chase/Falkland Highway (Shuswap Rd).
  • Please note there is currently highway construction along this stretch, please check Drive BC for more information.
  • Turn Right off the Highway at the Shuswap-Chase Creek Rd (Chase/Falkland Highway) just before Pete Murray’s Corn. (If you pass Pete Murray’s Corn Farm you have gone too far.)
  • Continue on Shuswap-Chase Creek Rd (Chase/Falkland Highway) upwards until you come to Skimikin Road. (about 10 minutes)
  • Turn left onto Skimikin Road.
  • Go over a small bridge.  You are now on a dirt road.  Please drive with caution as some parts of the road have been affected by soil movement, especially the right side banks of the road in some places.
  • Continue on Skimikin Road.
  • You will see the entry sign for the Turtle Valley; continue on Skimikin Road.
  • Drive past T-BAR-K Ranch and you will see the Donkey Refuge in the distance on the left.
  • Turn left at the Donkey Refuge.
  • Follow the parking signs.
  • Check-in at the Donkey Shoppe upon arrival.