Dog Sled Tour - 2 Hours
Enjoy one of Canadas most popular winter activities and join this 2 hour action packed Dog Sled Tour in Spray Lakes Provincial Park, approximately 17 km from the Nordic Center, just outside of Canmore, Alberta. The tour runs beside the Spray Lake; it is a combination of flat land and rolling hills, with lakeviews in some areas, and beautiful mountain treed trails most of the way. The views of the Canadian Rockies from on the lake are stunning! This all-inclusive packages provide return transportation from all major hotels in Banff and Canmore, snacks and hot beverage, and personalized service with one guide per sled! Teams of 5 to 7 friendly Alaskan & Siberian Huskies take you through the Canadian wilderness of the Spray Lakes Provincial Park for the experience of a lifetime! Come howl with us and meet experienced Iditarod and Yukon Quest dogs!
Your experience includes;
Two hours of dog-gone fun with great photo opportunities!
Drive your team with the guide, or relax as a passenger.
Snack and hot beverage.
What happens on the day
Once you meet up the tour operator in Canmore you will be transported into Spray Lakes Provincial park, enjoy a scenic journey for approximately 40 minutes then arrive at your destination. The dogs and sleds will be ready for you, enjoy a few moments with the dog and team, they love the attention! All tours include the option to help harness the dogs, hook up the team, and drive the team - with the help of your experienced and friendly guide. One guide per sled for the customer service, safety and security you deserve! Enjoy the scenery and reward the dogs with a cookie at the end of the tour.
- Minimum age: 2 (under 18s need to be accompanied by a paying adult)
- There are no maximum weight restrictions. The number of dogs on the team can be adjusted accordingly. We do have a limit on how many people can fit in the sled due to space – up to 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 10
Available four times a day: 10am, 12 noon, 2pm & 4pm, from December through April, weather permitting.
Time of Day? We can give you advantages to taking any of our 4 time options. The 10:00 am tour is the brightest, and it gives you a whole afternoon to do another activity. The 12:00 pm tour allows for a more leisurely morning, and it is usually the warmest. The 2:00 pm tour gives you time to take in a morning activity, while having a warm part of the day to dogsled. The 4:00 pm tour allows you to do more activity during the day (even skiing); it does get dark in December and January (the last half of the return trip), but it often has amazing sunsets or sky color – and it is very peaceful.
We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possible to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on your voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.
Transportation from Banff or Canmore is available. Total tour duration with travel time from Banff is 4 hours; from Canmore 3 hours, pick up at all major hotels in Banff and Canmore. Out of town guests can meet at our centrally located Canmore office, where there is ample free parking.
Please allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience to include travel.
- Children 2-5: $40* plus tax, when accompanied by two adults. Must have a car seat to travel to site. No children under 2 years of age.
- Single rate (only one person, plus the guide): $308* plus tax.
- Minimum 2 adult rates per sled (based on the two person price).
** High season is: Dec. 20-31, 2014; Jan. 1-4, 2015; Feb. 14-16, 2015; and Apr. 3-6, 2015; and EVERY Saturday.
What to wear
Participants must dress in warm winter gear (ie: ski suits, or wind-proof shell over layers including fleeces and or sweaters), insulated winter snow boots (preferably above the ankle), and winter head/hand gear.
Warm winter boots are important - if you easily get cold feet and hands, or are not accustomed to the Canadian winter climate, we recommend purchasing toe/hand warmers from the tour operator prior to the tour! Upon request, the operator can provide adult winter boots, outerwear and kids boots also available in limited quantities. You will not be permitted to go on the tour if you arrive without proper clothing.
The suppliers contracted with us hold public liability insurance. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Lux Day's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have booked a date and received a booking confirmation, no returns or exchanges are allowed. You may reschedule not less than 30 days prior to your reserved date for a $25.00 administrative fee. You may not reschedule within 30 days of your reserved date. If for any reason you can not attend on your reserved date, you may send a substitution at no additional charge. Refunds will not be available.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we send directly to you or the recipient a voucher and booking information, then just check the info and book your experience with us.