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Howling Dog Tours provides the opportunity for anyone (ages 2 and up) to partake in the traditional sled dog sport at their own comfort level. Immerse yourself totally and become a dog musher! Spend time on a spectacular mountain trail and build a unique bond with your team of Huskies.
|Season||December through April, weather permitting|
|Schedule||Daily, minimum sled numbers must be met to run the tour.|
|Duration||2 hours at the site (not including transportation time there and back)|
|Ages||All ages (2 years and up)|
- Two hours of dog-gone fun with great photo opportunities!
- Enjoy a scenic 5 km (one-way) trail in the Canadian Rockies
- Snack and hot beverage.
- Transportation from Canmore. Total tour duration with travel time from Canmore 3 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. Relax in your cozy sled and enjoy the views while the dogs pull your sled on the mountain trails. 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 (30 minute drive each way) and Banff (55 minute drive each way, some restrictions apply), snacks and hot beverage, 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 from December through April (weather permitting). Tour times/dates subject to minimum bookings to run.
Howling Dog Tours provides transportation to the Spray Lakes area from Canmore and Banff* (*surcharge applies, restricted schedule).
|Pick up Banff||Pick up Canmore||TOUR||Drop off Canmore||Drop off Banff|
|9:00am||9:00am||10:00am - 12:00pm||12:30pm||1:00 pm|
|11:00am||11:00am||12:00pm - 2:00pm||2:30pm||3:00 pm|
|n/a||1:00pm||2:00pm - 4:00pm||4:30pm||n/a|
|n/a||3:00pm||4:00pm - 6:00pm||6:30pm||n/a|
2022-23 PRICES (subject to change). Prices are per person, plus 5% tax. There is a minimum of 2 adult prices per sled.
|Adult||$259 per person, low season, $268 high season*|
|Youth (6-9)||$135 per person (sled minimums required)|
|Child (2-5)||$70 per person (sled minimums required). Must have a car seat to travel to site. No children under 2 years of age.|
|Single rate||Two adult prices; guarantees sled exclusivity.|
|Transportation Surcharge (Banff only)||$20.00 per person, minimum 4 people|
*HIGH SEASON DATES: Every Saturday, plus December 17-31, 2022, January 1-7, 2023, February 18-20, 2023 April 7-9, 2023.
If you are a group of 2 we do not add anyone to your sled and there are no weight restrictions.
Families of 3 may be allowed in one sled depending upon adult heights, children’s age, and total weight of the participants. Please contact our office for more details.
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).