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VIP Experience - Founder Tour

VIP Founder Experience

with Wildlife Waystation Founder, Martine Colette

Share a behind the scenes tour with our Founder Martine Colette, the absolute best way to visit Wildlife Waystation. Internationally renowned for her work and experience rescuing more than 77,000 animals over more than 50 years, you will tour the sanctuary with Martine, meet some of her favorite animals, learn about the history of Wildlife Waystation and hear her stories and experiences.

You’ll also have an opportunity to feed various animals a portion of their daily diet along the tour route, as well as feed one of our apex predators: lions, tigers, bears or wolves.

**Everyone must be at least 18 years old. Reservation required.**

These special tours are only offered by appointment. Call to Schedule: (818) 686-6681


Pricing and Cancellation:

  • VIP Founder Experience Tour tickets are: $1000.00 for up to two people.
  • All of our VIP Experiences include Membership, a $50 value.
  • $75 Rescheduling fee if rescheduled at least 48hrs in advance.
  • $150 Cancellation fee applies to cancellations and reservations rescheduled with less than 48hr notice.

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General Information:

  • Limited to 6 persons; All tour visitors to Wildlife Waystation must be 18 years or older, no exceptions.
  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.
  • This is a 2 hour docent-guided walking tour including feeding time. The pathways are uneven and rocky, participants must be able to navigate and walk on unimproved land.
  • Please arrive and check-in at least 15 min early.  The tour program will start promptly at the scheduled time.
  • Dress in layers for changing weather in the spring and fall. Summers can get very hot. Sunglasses and hats are recommended.
  • Please bring water as it gets hot and dry in the summer.
  • You are welcome to bring your cameras. However, all photographs and video taken on premises are for your personal use only and are not to be used for commercial or financial gain.
  • All photos taken by on-site staff and volunteers are the property of Wildlife Waystation and may be used on our website and social media platforms, as well as in eNewsletters and printed marketing materials, a photo release is included in the Waiver of Liability and Release that all guests must sign.
  • Any visitors who choose to not follow our rules will be asked to leave.

Tours are subject to weather. In the event of extreme weather, please call ahead of time to ensure that the tours are still scheduled.

If you need to cancel, please call the office at (818) 686-6681.

What to do when you get here:

  • Park in the large (visitor/volunteer) lot across from the main gate.
  • Check in at the office; the staff and volunteers will be there to greet you!
  • There will be restrooms at the upper parking lot near check in and in the Oasis near the beginning and the end of the tour.

How do you get here?

Our address is:

14831 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd
Sylmar, CA 91342 
(818) 686-6681

We are off Hwy 210 at Osborne and head up approx 5 miles on Little Tujunga Canyon Rd.

Please leave your dogs at home, they cannot take the tour with you and it can get much too hot for them to wait in the car.