Assist your professional dog sled musher in hitching and harnessing your dog team of Alaskan Racing Huskies through the Soo Valley Reserve. You will view stunning landscape in this traditional Canadian experience.If trail conditions are suitable, try driving the team yourself,accompanied by your guide. This is an opportunity you will never forget!
PLEASE NOTE: The maximum weight for each dogsled is 450 lbs. Parties weighing more than 450 lbs. should book multiple dogsleds.
3 hours (inlcuding transportation)
8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm
-Daily from Late November through April (weather permitting)
Dog Sled Tour Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What kind of dogs are they?
A: Alaskan Racing Huskies. These are the same dogs that are used in the Idirod Race. They are mostly cross breeds from Husky and hound dogs. They are very lean athletes with short hair. The short hair is good for our warmer West Coast climate. Don't be surprised at the size of these dogs, they appear small but they can pull more than dogs 2 or 3 times their size.
Q: Can we drive the sled?
A: In most cases yes. You will ride the rails with the musher on the back of the sleigh and learn the commands that control the dogs. When it's icy and fast we do not let our guests drive the sleighs for safety reasons.
Q: Do the dogs like pulling the sleighs?
A: We will let you be the judge. The only time the dogs make noise is when they are anticipating the ride during the set-up of the sleighs. They get pretty excited. We also ask you to assist our mushers by harnessing the dogs, and connecting them to the sleighs.
Q: How much time do we spend with the dogs?
A: We will be on the trail between 1 and 1.5 hours.
Q: Is there any food or drink?
A: Yes, all tours come with a snack and a hot chocolate.
Q: How many people can ride in a sleigh?
A: We can take up to two adults and one child, or two children and one adult. Larger adults should let us know their size before booking their tour, we may recommend two sleighs.
Q: Are there places to take pictures?
A: Yes, there are opportunities to take pictures throughout the tour.
Tours begin in late November and run through April (weather permitting).
Dog Sledding Trails:
Tour destinations are subject to trail and weather conditions.
Tour Duration: 2 hours with the dogs. Total tour time about 3 hours.
2 years old. Children must be well dressed, warm, and be able to be outside in winter conditions for the full duration of the tour.
Note: All participants are required to read and sign a release of liability, and parents or guardians must sign for anyone under the age of 19.
Included in Tour Cost:
~ Equipment: dog sled team.
~ Instruction: professional guide with full safety orientation prior to departure. ~ Drink and a snack are included.
What to Bring:
Warm winter clothing, gloves and snow boots.
Backcountry sports activities are not recommended for individuals who are pregnant, suffer from back or neck pain, heart or respiratory distress. If in doubt, consult your physician prior to participation.
Tour does include hotel pick-up and drop-off. PLEASE NOTE: The maximum weight for each dogsled is 450 lbs. Parties weighing more than 450 lbs. should book multiple dogsleds. Rates are per adult based on 2 adults per sled. Child Rate valid when accompanied by 2 adults. Rates are in US dollars and include tax and insurance. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at ^tollfree^.
If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.
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