Unleash the Musher (2018-19 season) LET US TAKE YOU BACK 100 YEARS IN TIME!
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 to April, weather permitting|
|Schedule||Daily at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm|
|Ages||All ages (2 years and up)|
- Two hours of dog-gone fun with great photo opportunities!
- Drive your team with the guide, or relax as a passenger.
- Gourmet snack and hot beverage.
- Transportation from Banff or Canmore. Total tour duration with travel time from Banff is 4 hours; from Canmore 3 hours.
All tours include the option to help harness the dogs, hook up the team, and drive the team - 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 cookie at the end of the tour. Be as interactive as you want!
Our all-inclusive dog sled tours provide return transportation from all major hotels in Banff and Canmore, 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!
|Pick up Banff||Pick up Canmore||TOUR||Drop off Canmore||Drop off Banff|
|9:00am||9:20am||10:00am - 12:00pm||12:30pm||1:00pm|
|11:00am||11:20am||12:00pm - 2:00pm||2:30pm||3:00pm|
|1:00pm||1:20pm||2:00pm - 4:00pm||4:30pm||5:00pm|
|3:00pm||3:20pm||4:00pm - 6:00pm||6:30pm||7:00pm|
|Adult||$195 low season, $199 high season (minimum 2 adult prices per sled)|
|Youth (6-9)||$99 (sled minimums required)|
|Child (2-5)||$50 (sled minimums required). Must have a car seat to travel to site. No children under 2 years of age.|
|Single rate||$390 (only one person, plus the guide)|
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 unless your group requires more than 2 sleds, 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 pick up at all major hotels in Banff and Canmore. Out of town guests can meet at our centrally located Canmore office, where there is ample free parking.