Nov-Apr
Season
9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Departure Time
2 Hours
Duration
All Ages
Age
Active
Activity

This is the best value for money dogsledding tour that guarantees you a hands-on experience to drive your own sled in Spray Lakes, Canmore.

Enjoy panoramic views as you mush your way along the pristine trails of Goat Pond in Spray Lakes Provincial Park with alluring hills, tranquil valleys, quaint bridges and breathtaking ice-covered lakes.

This tour offers you the opportunity to get to know the beautiful and friendly Canadian Huskies and participate at your own comfort level with your choice of a guide/instructor driven sled or a self-driven sled. The self-driven sleds are the most popular option and allow you to drive your very own dog team along with their friends and family without an instructor. The guide driven sleds are ideal for anyone that would prefer to leave the driving to an experienced instructor – with the option to try driving under their supervision during the tour.

This one of a kind quality experience will leave you feeling exhilarated after you lead your team of dogs through the Canadian wilderness, and ends with hot beverages by the cozy campfire.

Sled Configurations

 Capacity Drive Option Rate Maximum Weight
1 person sled Guide/Instructor driven $300 370lbs
2 person sled Self-drive or

Guide/Instructor driven

$400 500lbs (self-drive)

370lbs (Guide/Instructor driven)

3 person sled Self-drive or

Guide/Instructor driven* (max 2 Adults + 1 Child (5 and under) or 1 Adult + 2 Children (10 and under))

$500

 

$400

500lbs (self-drive)

 

370lbs (Guide/Instructor driven)

4 person sled* Self-drive (max 2 Adults + 2 Children (10 and under)) $500 500lbs
* Please contact us for booking enquiries, configurations are not available online. All configurations are subject to availability.
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional dogsledding guide
  • 30min Introduction and instruction
  • Light snack & refreshment
Sled Capacity
  • 1 pax sled (+instructor)
  • 2 pax sled (self driving)
  • 2 pax sled (+ instructor)
  • 3 pax sled (self driving)
  • 3 pax sled (+ instructor)
  • 4 pax sled (self driving)
Transport Options
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Meet at the Canmore office
Guide Quote

Samantha's Pick

"An exciting once in a lifetime adventure! The dogs are adorable and fun to spend the afternoon with." - Samantha , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

1 hour dogsled in the Canadian Rockies

Enjoy panoramic views as you mush your way along 10kms of pristine trails in Spray Lakes Provincial Park with alluring hills, tranquil valleys, quaint bridges and breathtaking ice-covered lakes.
2

Option to drive the sled

Choose from a self-driven or a guide driven sled. The 30 minute introduction and instruction ensures you safely learn how to drive a dog team before heading out.
3

Cosy campfire refreshments

At the end of the trail, gather around a warm, cozy campfire for stories while sipping hot beverages and sampling some delicious snacks.
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional dogsledding guide
  • 30min Introduction and instruction
  • Light snack & refreshment
Sled Capacity
  • 1 pax sled (+instructor)
  • 2 pax sled (self driving)
  • 2 pax sled (+ instructor)
  • 3 pax sled (self driving)
  • 3 pax sled (+ instructor)
  • 4 pax sled (self driving)
Transport Options
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Meet at the Canmore office
Guide Quote

Samantha's Pick

"An exciting once in a lifetime adventure! The dogs are adorable and fun to spend the afternoon with." - Samantha , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

Once at the trail in Spray Lakes Provincial Park, the tour lasts about two hours with an hour of dog sledding, a 30 minute introduction, and 30 minutes by the campfire.

For guests being picked up in Banff please allow four hours in total including transport, and guests meeting at the office in Canmore should allow three hours. Once checked in at the office, guests will be transported to the trailhead in Spray Lakes Provincial Park near Canmore in comfortable vans.

This two hour tour follows the pristine mountain trails of Goat Pond for 10kms, and includes a 30 minute introduction and instruction, an exhilarating hour of dog sledding fun, and a 30 minute campfire at the end of the tour to enjoy hot beverages and tasty treats. Transport to the trailhead from Banff or Canmore is also included.
The tour picks up from most hotels in Banff. Pick up is about 1 hour and 20 minutes before your tour time and you need to allow about 4 hours from pick up to drop off. Alternatively guests can self-drive to the office in Canmore 45 minutes prior to the tour, which is located approximately 30 minutes from Banff (please allow approximately three hours in total).
The self-driven sleds are the most popular option and allow you to drive your very own dog team along with your friends and family without an instructor. Please bear in mind that dog sledding is a “sport” and does require some physical activity while driving the sled, the person driving will need to be fairly fit as they will be required to get off the sled at some points and help push it up some of the steeper sections of the trail.

The guide driven sleds are ideal for anyone that would prefer to leave the driving to an experienced instructor (eg: guests with any physical challenges or medical conditions that may make driving a sled unsafe or uncomfortable, or heart conditions or recent injuries). Instructor driven sleds can also be an excellent choice for visitors who may have a lot of questions and would like to learn even more about dog sledding. This option allows guests to participate at their own comfort level such as driving under the supervision of the guide or just standing on the back and letting the instructor control the sled.

There is a maximum of four people per sled, with a maximum combined weight of 370lbs on a sled with an instructor and a maximum combined weight of 500lbs for a sled without an instructor (self-driving).

Please contact us for configurations not available online, including a three person sled with an instructor and a four person sled without an instructor.

There are no age or height restrictions to ride in a sled but taller people may have to bend their knees slightly to feel more comfortable in the sled. Height and weight restrictions may apply to children wanting to drive the sleds.

The comfortable handcrafted sleds are waterproof and windproof, and are equipped with beautiful, warm Pendleton merino wool blankets, water resistant sled bags and 6 inch upholstered cushions.

For your safety, comfort and enjoyment, please dress appropriately for your dog sledding tour. All guests must wear snow pants, a winter jackets, warm winter boots, a warm toque/beanie/hat that covers your ears, warm gloves or mittens, wool socks, warm under-layers, a scarf/something to cover your face and goggles or sunglasses. A detailed list of what to wear and what not to wear will be included in your booking confirmation. Snow pants, winter jackets and warm winter boots are available for rent if needed.

The Siberian Huskies are a pack of beautiful, intelligent, personable, happy, healthy, trustworthy and eager sled dogs who are absolutely head-over-heals in love with their job! There will be many opportunities to interact and cuddle with the adorable, healthy, well-groomed husky teams.
The Powder Hound is the most popular dogsledding tour at Spray Lakes however for those seeking a thrill, the Flight of the Great Snowy Owl offers the chance to arrive or depart from your Powder Hound Tour on a 25 minute scenic helicopter flight. Looking for a longer dogsledding experience? The four hour Sunfeather Winterlude Tour includes three hours of sled time and an optional campfire lunch.
They are completely different set ups with a different atmosphere and experience. The dogs at Spray Lakes are what we call ‘Hollywood dogs’, all nice and fluffy, and there are a lot of dogs out on the trail at once which makes it a high energy, hands on experience. There are also guides on every third sled so you may be on a sled that is run by you and other guests. If you are looking for something a little more romantic, secluded or less intense, perhaps the Great Divide Tour at Lake Louise is for you.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional dogsledding guide
  • 30min Introduction and instruction
  • Light snack & refreshment
Sled Capacity
  • 1 pax sled (+instructor)
  • 2 pax sled (self driving)
  • 2 pax sled (+ instructor)
  • 3 pax sled (self driving)
  • 3 pax sled (+ instructor)
  • 4 pax sled (self driving)
Transport Options
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Meet at the Canmore office
Guide Quote

Samantha's Pick

"An exciting once in a lifetime adventure! The dogs are adorable and fun to spend the afternoon with." - Samantha , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

  • There is a maximum of four people per sled (within weight and age restrictions).
  • The maximum weight for an instructor driven sled is 370lbs and the maximum weight for a guest driven sled is 500lbs.
  • All children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children aged 16-17 that are not accompanied by a parent or guardian must provide a liability waiver signed by their parent/guardian prior to the tour/being collected for transport.
  • All guests participating in the tour are required to read, understand, and sign a liability waiver.
  • An instructor driven sled is strongly recommended for bookings with one adult and one small child.
  • Availability may be limited on short term and peak season bookings.
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional dogsledding guide
  • 30min Introduction and instruction
  • Light snack & refreshment
Sled Capacity
  • 1 pax sled (+instructor)
  • 2 pax sled (self driving)
  • 2 pax sled (+ instructor)
  • 3 pax sled (self driving)
  • 3 pax sled (+ instructor)
  • 4 pax sled (self driving)
Transport Options
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Banff)
  • Meet at the Canmore office
Guide Quote

Samantha's Pick

"An exciting once in a lifetime adventure! The dogs are adorable and fun to spend the afternoon with." - Samantha , Reservations Agent, Discover Banff Tours

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