Dec-Apr
Season
11:00am
Departure Time
4 Hours
Duration
11+
Age
Active
Activity

A longer tour with the option to drive your own dog sled in picturesque Spray Lakes, Canmore.

Glide through entwined forests of towering black spruce draped in mounds of fresh, delicate snow. Beautiful clean, crisp mountain air filled with frosty breath surrounds you as your team travels along the enchanting Goat Creek. Stop to savor lunch with slow-roasted deli smokies and other Canadian-style delicacies by the campfire (optional add-on). Afterwards, take in breathtaking panoramic views while traversing the magnificent Goat Pond or Spray Lakes and finish with another cozy fire and laughter in sharing your adventure with the others.

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.

Sled Configurations

Capacity Drive Option Rate Maximum Weight
1 person sled Self-drive $625 370lbs
2 person sled Self-drive or

Guide/Instructor driven

$825 500lbs (self-drive)

370lbs (Guide/Instructor driven)

3 person sled Self-drive $1,200 500lbs (self-drive)

 

Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional dogsledding guide
  • 30min Introduction and instruction
Meal
  • Traditional campfire lunch (optional add-on)
Capacity
  • 1 pax sled (+instructor)
  • 2 pax sled (self driving)
  • 2 pax sled (+ instructor)
  • 3 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

3 hour dogsled in the Canadian Rockies

Glide through entwined forests of towering black spruce draped in mounds of fresh, delicate snow on this 24km trail. Beautiful clean, crisp mountain air filled with frosty breath surrounds you as your team travels along the enchanting Goat Creek.
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 lunch stop

Gather around a warm, cozy campfire for stories and lunch (options to bring your own or pre-purchase).
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional dogsledding guide
  • 30min Introduction and instruction
Meal
  • Traditional campfire lunch (optional add-on)
Capacity
  • 1 pax sled (+instructor)
  • 2 pax sled (self driving)
  • 2 pax sled (+ instructor)
  • 3 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 Traditional campfire lunch is an optional add-on and includes:

  • 2 Valbella’s venison smokies with toasted bun and delicious condiments.
  • Homemade Native Canadian bannock (traditional First Nation’s recipe) toasted with real Canadian maple syrup and Valbella’s smoked beef jerky.
  • Hot apple cider.
  • A bottle of water.

Vegetarian and gluten free options are also available. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch, and be sure that you bring along a hot drink and water. Please make sure your lunch is hearty!

Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional dogsledding guide
  • 30min Introduction and instruction
Meal
  • Traditional campfire lunch (optional add-on)
Capacity
  • 1 pax sled (+instructor)
  • 2 pax sled (self driving)
  • 2 pax sled (+ instructor)
  • 3 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 four hours with three hours of dog sledding, a 30 minute introduction, and 30 minutes by the campfire.

For guests being picked up in Banff please allow six hours in total including transport, and guests meeting at the office in Canmore should allow five 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 four hour tour follows the pristine mountain trails for 24kms, and includes a 30 minute introduction and instruction, three exhilarating hours of dog sledding fun, and a 30 minute campfire to enjoy lunch (guests may either bring their own lunch or purchase this as an optional add-on, please enquire to purchase lunch). Transport to the trailhead 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 six hours from pick up to drop off. Alternatively guests can self-drive to the office in Canmore 45 minutes prior to the tour, located approximately 30 minutes from Banff (please allow five 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 three 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).

This tour is not suitable for children aged 10 years or younger. There are no height restrictions to ride in the 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 huskies are 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.
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
Meal
  • Traditional campfire lunch (optional add-on)
Capacity
  • 1 pax sled (+instructor)
  • 2 pax sled (self driving)
  • 2 pax sled (+ instructor)
  • 3 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

  • Maximum of three people per sled (within weight and age restrictions).
  • The minimum age is 11.
  • The maximum weight for an instructor driven sled is 370lbs and the maximum weight for a guest driven sled: 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.
  • 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
Meal
  • Traditional campfire lunch (optional add-on)
Capacity
  • 1 pax sled (+instructor)
  • 2 pax sled (self driving)
  • 2 pax sled (+ instructor)
  • 3 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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