Mary’s Farm and Sanctuary is a safe and tranquil setting for all people to learn, grow and heal. Nestled between Goldstream Provincial Park, Mt. Finlayson and the Goldstream River/Finlayson Arm Estuary, on Vancouver Island, BC, we provide facilitated therapeutic farm visits to individuals and groups with special needs, often in partnership with community organizations in the Greater Victoria region. We also host programs related to natural horsemanship, farm skills, spirituality and wellness.
With 30 acres of pristine pasture, gardens, and forest paths, Mary’s Farm has been operating for 25 years and is home to horses, lamas, goats, cats, a dog and wildlife. The farm is a refuge for animals, particularly horses, rescued from abuse or imminent death due to minor disabilities.
The farm is operated by the newly founded non-profit society, Spirit of the Horses (SHS). The aim of SHS is to provide accessible educational and therapeutic programming on Mary’s farm, and to ensure the long-term care and integrity of the land and its inhabitants.