Dog Sledding in Canada

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Canada dog sledding adventures provide an opportunity to sightsee and explore the most remote regions of the country during the winter months. Canada 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 most northern communities.

Wilderness lodges and Canada dog sledding

Throughout the most northern regions of Canada there are wilderness lodges who specialize in dog sledding. 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 dog sledding?

The best time of season in Canada 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 Sledding 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. 

Types of Dog Sledding Tours

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.

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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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