Dogsledding – why you need to book early!
Drive your own sled of dogs on a dogsledding adventure at Spray Lakes

Iconic to the great white north and our most popular activity is dogsledding.

These docile and well-trained animals take you on a journey like no other through our spectacular Rocky Mountains. With four Banff dogsledding tour options to choose from in two locations, we have options to suit all needs and family size. Like sleigh rides, this is another great family winter activity that allows parents to take their children (infants 0-5 y/o often riding at a lower cost) on this unique experience.

History of dogsledding

Dogsledding has an important role in Canada’s history. Originally developed by northern Indigenous people as a method of winter travel, dogsledding was adopted by early European explores and travelers to transport goods across the snow. Sled dogs were vital in delivering food, furs and other required supplies to and from remote areas long before snowmobiles, planes and cars existed.

Dogsledding at Spray Lakes near Canmore with transport from Banff
Photo Credit: Travel Alberta / Mike Seehagel

Dogsledding Tours in Lake Louise

Want to mush at beautiful Lake Louise? Lake Louise is the only dogsledding location in Banff National Park, located along the Great Divide Trail just 1km from the Lake Louise shoreline. Get a taste for dogsledding on a 30 minute dogsled on an guide driven sled through an area that looks like ‘Narnia’ or take a longer 1.5 hour dogsled to a pass at the Continental Divide where your guide will encourage you to try ‘driving’ the team home under their supervision. With an average of only six teams per tour time, Lake Louise is the best dogsledding location for a more relaxed, romantic dogsled ride as these lean race style dogs take you through stunning winter landscapes with views of the tallest peaks and icy glaciers.

 

Lake Louise Dogsledding Tours

Great Divide Dogsled Tour in Lake Louise, Alberta
Limited Space

Lake Louise + Dogsledding

Combo Package; spend a day ice skating, snowshoeing and exploring Lake Louise's winter wonderland, with an iconic dogsledding experience. Included:
All Ages
Dec-Apr
Banff Dogsledding
Limited Space

Dogsledding - Great Divide 1.5 Hrs

The most popular dogsledding tour at Lake Louise takes you along the base of giant peaks in Banff National Park
9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm
1.5 Hours
Banff Dogsledding
Limited Space

Dogsledding - Narnia 30 mins

This 30 minute tour captures the very best of the spectacular landscape and is the perfect introduction to dogsledding in
4:00pm
30 Mins

“A romantic and unique experience! A must do in Lake Louise. Reserve your spots fast, we sell out quick.”

 Lindsey, Discover Banff Tours Group Sales Manager

Dogsledding Tours in Canmore (Spray Lakes)

Looking to experience the thrill of mushing your own sled at Spray Lakes near Canmore? The best-value option is the 2 hour Powder Hound Express Tour – a 1 hour sled ride followed by hot drinks by a cozy campfire. Or, extend your dogsledding adventure complete with a traditional campfire lunch on the 4 hour Sunfeather Winterlude Tour. These tours are ideal for anyone who wants to drive their own sled or those seeking a more intense, high energy dogsledding experience as these fluffy huskies run past alluring hills, tranquil valleys and ice-covered lakes. Plus, each tour includes transport from Banff.


Canmore Dogsledding Tours

Dogsledding - Sunfeather Winterlude 4 Hrs

A longer tour with the option to drive your own dog sled in picturesque Spray Lakes, Canmore. Glide through entwined
11:00am
4 Hours
Canmore dogsledding tour from Banff with transport
Limited Space

Dogsledding - Powder Hound 2 Hrs

This is the best value for money dogsledding tour that guarantees you a hands-on experience to drive your own sled
9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
2 Hours

“An exciting once in a lifetime adventure! The dogs are adorable and fun to spend the afternoon with.”

SamanthaSam, Discover Banff Tours Reservations Agent

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