Dog sledding in the Yukon Territories Region of Canada. Book your YT winter adventure today on Canada's largest booking, planning and interactive attraction and activity website.
Many of the Yukon Territories recreation trails, wagon roads and backcountry gravel roads become dog sled routes after the snow has fallen in the winter months. These same routes lead into mountain valleys and alpine passes. Some are designated dog sledding recreation areas.
Many of the world's best mushers live and train in the Yukon Territories. Throughout the Yukon are dog sledding touring companies trsfing to show you our northern landscapes and frozen waterways. It is postcard scenery.
The dog sled guides provide day tours and multi day tours including accommodations and meals. Accommodations vary from cottages, lodges to winter camping. Dog sledding season usually runs from November to April.
There are areas in the Yukon Territories which are used as dog sledding training grounds in preparation for the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest. Two very famous and challenging dog sledding races held every year in the north. The Yukon Quest, is the local dog sledding race starting in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A. and traveling to Dawson City and finishing in Whitehorse.
Dog sledding is permitted in some areas of the Kluane National Park & Reserve. Mushers must register at the Canada Parks Office in Haines Junction prior to departure. Other Haines Junction areas to dog sled include the Takhini River and in the Ibex Valley.
The Southern Lakes region of the Yukon Territories is another popular dog sled region. Lorne Mountain, north of the community of Carcross, is well known as a training ground for dog sledders who compete in the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod.
Whitehorse is central to many dog sledding destinations and tour operators. Some of the more popular dog sledding routes include the Takhini Express, Dawson Trail and the Yukon Quest Trail.
Further north , near Dawson City, the Overland Trail and the Top of the World Highway are dog sledding routes during the winter months.
For a complete list of featured dog sledding tourism operators please visit the attraction section in the community you plan on visiting.