Dog Sledding in Canada

Canadian winter experiences 

Come and dog sled with us in Northern Canada. We have the tours, guides and scenery to make your experience memorable.

Dog sledding in Canada is an opportunity to sightsee and explore the most remote regions of the country during the winter snow and ice months. A dog team is a sled pulled by two or more sled dogs used to travel over ice and through snow during the Canadian winter season.

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Canada Dog Sled Tours and Guides

Canada dog sledding companies provide the means, experience and knowledge for navigating the wilds of the backcountry. Dog sledding companies operate in the most remote regions of Northern Canada from wilderness lodges, northern communities and wilderness base camps. The dog sledding tour groups provide day trips and long haul over night adventures. Most of the overnight trips include accommodations and meals. All Canada dog sledding tours include a dog team, guide and lessons. All you have to do is show up and let the dogs entertain you with an abundance of winter scenery.

Wilderness Lodges 

Throughout the most northern regions of Canada there are various types of wilderness lodges who specialize in dog sledding. The dog sled tour and guide start and return from the lodge making your adventure convenient. Canada wilderness lodges provide the accommodations, meals, equipment, dogs, lessons and guides for visitors to enjoy a safe, enjoyable and eye-opening adventure exploring deep into the winter wilds of the north.

When To Go Sledding in Canada?

The best time of the season to enjoy a dog sledding adventure 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 prime dog sledding routes.

Top Canada Dog Sled Tour Regions

The majority of the dog sled teams who compete professionally, as well as, those who provide tours are located in the northern parts of British Columbia, the Yukon Territories, the Northwest Territories, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario. There are some others scattered throughout the other regions of the country. It is always best to do your research on this website. 

Canadian Dog Sled Tours and Guides


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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