The public may visit our animals during business hours. Our Spring & Summer Hours are as follows: 10am-5pm Monday - Saturday 10am-4pm Sundays If the weather is not being cooperative we may close for the day as the animals usually prefer to hide inside during inclement weather. Please call to double check. 250-390-2435.
Rates: Up to 24 months of age: FREE Everyone 2 years and older: $6.50 + gst Family Day rate (up to 5 people): $20.00 + gst Seasonal Pass: $125.00 + gst
Visiting advice: - hands must be washed before and after visiting animals. - no dogs permitted near our animal pens. They can spook our animals which can cause injuries to animals or people. - we suggest wearing closed toe shoes, but not necessary. - we do not allow the animals to be picked up; they will climb in to your lap, and they enjoy a scratch or a pet. - don't wear any clothes that you love. - we do allow feeding the animals an approved food, which you can find in our dispenser. - please, no chasing, yelling at, or hitting animals. Visitors will see typical animal behaviour which may not always look like they are playing nicely. It is part of normal animal behaviour and should not be punished. - keep in mind these are our pets, we do ask that you treat them with kindness and respect. - we are stroller friendly but do recommend leaving strollers at the front to make maneuvering through the paddocks easier. - Have fun!
We have been collecting miniatures for five years. We desired to share our farm with animals that would require smaller housing and less feed, but they had to be big on personality, well socialized, and friendly. Our selections brought us to narrow down our searches where we now focus on the following miniature breed animals.
American Mini Pigs & Julianas - We are one of four AMPA American Mini Pig Assoc registered Canadian breeders. You can follow our breeding plans here: www.canadianminipigs.ca. Mini pigs are extremely intelligent and can make great pets for the right family. They are clean and very trainable animals. You will never hear us use terminology like teacup pigs or micropigs, as they simply do not exist. Nigerian Dwarf Goats - They are a colorful breed of dwarf goat originating from Africa. They are growing in popularity in North America due to their compact size and excellent milking qualities. We enjoy them because they're friendly and entertaining!
Babydoll Southdown Sheep - Originate from England and are a very gentle breed that always appear to be smiling. Their fleece is incredibly soft, putting them in the same class as cashmere. Their small size makes them appealing to small urban farmers who need effective organic weeders and easy to manage sheep. Read more about them here. Miniature Cattle - I can't say enough about our Mini Cattle! They have such nice temperaments and are easy to manage and care for. When you visit you will meet our handsome Mini White Park "Hugo", Our sassy Mini British White "Twister" and our Fuzzy Mini Highland, "Annie".
Miniature Donkeys - Mini Donks are captivating and fascinating animals. If I had to choose, I would choose a donkey as a pet any day over a horse! Contrary to the belief that they are stubborn, they are not, instead a handler must earn a donkeys' trust in order to move them effectively. We raise a small number of foals that are registered, conformationally correct, show quality, but would also make wonderful pets. Miniature Horses - "Bella" and "Daisy" joined us two years ago. Shetlands originate from Scotland. They have thick coats and short legs. They're intelligent, strong, and great for kids that are learning to ride.
Bantam Chickens - We have Silkies and Cochins as part of our Bantam lineup. We also have a number of other full size birds that lay an assortment of colourful eggs. Most of our birds free range and enjoy foraging for bugs, seeds, or other culinary delights. Holland Lop Rabbits - We chose Hollands because they are docile and have such lovely temperaments. They are highly recommended for first time rabbit owners. They typically weigh no more than 4lb at maturity. Netherland Dwarf Rabbits - are considered the smallest domesticated rabbits, at a maximum weight of 2.5 lbs. Our honorary "mini", "Lucky" the goose is likely a Grey Toulouse. We inherited him from a neighbour several years ago. He is one of our most beloved pets.