We had a great time visiting Kirk’s Alpaca Farm in Alberta, which is just 1.5 hours from Calgary. The drive is beautiful and we made a day trip out of it. Here are some tips that I wanted to share to ensure that you have a fun and wholesome experience. You can also visit the website of Kirk’s Alpaca Farm for more information.
Tips to Visit Kirk’s Alpaca Farm in Alberta
Here are some tips for a successful trip to Kirk’s Alpaca Farm in Alberta:
- You have to pay a $8 booking fee per family to book your slot for a visit. This ensures that the space does not get crowded and everyone gets a great experience visiting the farm. You can pay the fee via their website here. You will get a time slot to visit the alpacas. You can hang around in the farm otherwise. You pay for admissions via donation once you’re on site. Both cash and credit card are accepted.
- Kirk’s Alpaca Farm in Alberta is a small family operation. The husband and wife team run the show. You can watch their children playing on the farm. They are extremely welcoming. The washroom on site is the one inside their house. Be considerate and respectful.
- They will provide you with feed for the alpacas. Don’t give them anything else. They reuse the bags, so deposit them in the box by the shop.
- You sign a waiver form before entering the feeding area for the alpacas. Don’t approach them from behind and follow the guidelines shared by the owners. There is a separate area for male alpacas who are more aggressive and it’s not recommended to go there with children.
- You can take a pram with you. The area is hilly but accessible.
- There is a little store onsite where you can pay for admission via donation, buy drinks + ice cream and checkout some great local products including those made with alpaca wool!
- Bring your own food. Kirk’s Alpaca Farm has set some lovely areas to enjoy a picnic in the shade with tables and chairs.
- There is a lovely playground area behind the store with a basketball court, plasma cars, slides, tree houses, seesaw, sandpit, swings, toys and lots more! It was really tough convincing the kids to leave!
- There are other animals on the farm also such as hens and cows.
- You can easily spend 3-4 hours at the farm with feeding the alpacas, visiting the store, enjoying a picnic and playing in the kids area. If you want to make a day trip out of it visit nearby areas such as Drumheller. Linking a blog post here with tips on visiting Drumheller with kids.
- Wear hats and put on your sunscreen! There is lots of gorgeous Alberta sun!
Have you been to Kirk’s Alpaca Farm in Alberta? Do share your experience if you go!