Dog Day Afternoon, offered January through March LET US TAKE YOU BACK 100 YEARS IN TIME!
Experience the thrill of dog mushing hands on. Learn to harness and handle the dogs; Drive your sled with a guide or relax as a passenger and take in the awesome views! Spend time on a spectacular mountain trail and build a unique bond with your team of Huskies.
|Season||Mid-January to March, weather permitting|
|Schedule||12 noon. Not available Saturdays or Family Day long weekend|
|Ages||10 years or older|
- 3.5 to 4 hours of howling good times with fantastic picture opportunities.
- More personalized time with your team and guide, amazing views on the lake trail.
- Fireside snack and hot beverage; bring your own lunch, or choose a hot meal for $25 extra*
- Transportation from Canmore or Banff. Total tour duration with travel from Canmore is 5 hours, Banff 6 hours.
All tours include the option to help harness the dogs and hook up the team, and drive the sled with the help of your experienced and friendly guide. We are the only company in the Bow Valley who guarantees one guide per sled for the customer service, safety, and security our guests and dogs deserve! Enjoy the scenery and reward the dogs with a biscuit at the end of the tour. Be as interactive as you want!
Our all-inclusive dog sled tours provide return transportation from Canmore and Banff, lunch*and hot beverage by the campfire, and personalized service with one guide per sled! Teams of 5 to 7 friendly Alaskan, Siberian, & Seppala 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!
Available Mid-January through March, snow and weather dependent; minimum 48 hours notice is required. This tour may be limited to certain days of the week; not available Saturdays or Family Day long weekend. Menu choices are required 24 hours in advance. Trips are highly dependent upon trail conditions and weather; Howling Dog Tours reserves the right to modify or cancel on the same day. Howling Dog Tours provides transportation to and from the Spray Lakes area and Canmore.
|Pick up Banff||Pick up Canmore||TOUR||Drop off Canmore||Drop off Banff|
|n/a||11:00am||12:00pm - 4:00pm||4:30pm||n/a|
2022-23 prices (subject to change). Rates are per person, plus 5% tax. Minimum 2 adult prices per sled.
|Adult / Youth||$545.00 per person (must be 10 years old or older)|
|Hot lunch*||$25 per lunch|
|Transportation Surcharge (Banff only)||$20.00 per person, minimum 4 people|
Minimum two adults per sled. Singles or groups of three permitted at our discretion.
All prices listed are in Canadian Dollars and subject to applicable taxes (GST). Prices subject to change.
Following are some of our Frequently Asked Questions. More answers to common questions can be found on our FAQs page. If you still have a question, please don't hesitate to contact us.
How far ahead do we have to book?
This depends upon the time of the season. We book up quickly for Christmas week, Family Day/Valentines weekend, and Easter, so you should call at least a couple of weeks ahead. We do not take a deposit until 30 days prior to the tour, so you can book as early as you want. We do take last minute (even same day) bookings, so don’t think it is not worth calling!
Do you have weight restrictions?
There is no weight restriction for groups of 2. We can adjust the number of dogs on the team accordingly. If there are more than 2 people, we have restrictions based on height (space in the sled) and combined weight of the people.
Do you take injured or physically impaired participants?
Yes – because each sled we run is guided, we are able to accommodate most injuries/impairments. We will recommend that you take into consideration the temperatures – if a limb is immobile, there is greater risk of frostbite.
Where do you pick-up from?
We currently pick up in Canmore and Banff (one central location, limited departures).