Canada Dog Sledding
|B.C. Dog Sled adventures are located on the westcoast of Canada. It is the 3rd largest province in Canada and the north of the province is a base for some dog sledding adventure companies. [ Link ]|
|Alberta Dog Sled adventures are located in a western Canadian prairie province which is home to some large parks and wide open spaces which provide dog sledding adventures. [ Link ]|
|Saskatchewan Dog Sled adventures are located in a central prairie province which is home to 10,000 lakes and some large parks which are base camps for dog sledding. [ Link ]|
|Yukon Dog Sled adventures are located in a wilderness environment surrounded by mountain ranges and frozen alpine lakes and rivers providing great dog sledding adventures. [ Link ]|
|NWT Dog Sled adventures are located in a wilderness environment at the doorway to the Arctic Circle. Dog sledding explores the the Canadian Shield, Boreal Forests and the Arctic Tundra. [ Link ]|
Canada dog sled adventures provide an opportunity to sightsee and explore the most remote regions of the country during the winter months.
Canada dog sled tours and guiding companies provide the means, experience and knowledge for navigating the wilds of the backcountry. Dog sledding companies operate in the remote regions of the north from base camps called wilderness lodges and from some of the northern communities.
Canada dog sledding wilderness lodges provide the accommodations, meals, equipment, dogs, lessons and guides for a safe, enjoyable and eye-opening adventure exploring deep into the winter wilds of the north.
The season in Canada usually runs from late December to early April. It is during these winter months that the north receives high levels of snowfall and the waterways freeze over fast becoming river and lake dog sledding routes.
The majority of the dog sled teams providing tours are located in the northern parts of British Columbia, the Yukon Territory. the Northwest Territory, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario. There are some others scattered throughout the other regions of the country. Do your research.
The dog sledding tour groups provide day trips and long haul over night adventures. Overnight trips include accommodations and meals. All Canada dog sledding tours include a dog team, guide and lessons.
Some Canada Dog Sledding Tips
- dog sledding for beginners should always be with guides.
- prepare for very cold weather and, sometimes harsh conditions.
- pack a video, camera, tripod and binoculars because there is going to be some amazing scenery.
- pack a warm hat, neck warmer (scarf) and/or bella clava.
- pack an insulated jacket with a hood.
- pack good snow boots rated to at least -50 (some outfitters provide boots)
- wear contact lenses instead of glasses (glasses fog up).
- pack clothes that you can layer (up to four layers).
- tie pieces of ribbon to each zipper so you can zip with mitts on.
- purchase some hand warmers.
- charge up batteries prior to arrival.
- ask questions on what is and not included.
- confirm transportation to and from base camp.
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