Climb aboard one of Canada’s oldest forms of winter transportation: a dog sled. As you glide over the snow, sit back and relax, or take a turn driving your team of friendly Alaskan Huskies. Tours range from three to seven hours, and small children and older adults are welcome.
Follow alongside Small Rivers frozen waters by dog team through the beauty of winter and all it has to offer. This is a great hands-on opportunity to go deep into the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Enjoy the crisp mountain air and the beautiful scenery that surrounds you while you warm up with a hearty trail side lunch cooked over an open campfire, hot apple cider and homemade treats. During this time you will have the opportunity to learn the history of the area and the dog sled sport as well as fuss over your new found furry friends.
Includes transportation from Jasper for the 9am tour daily.
Trust the spirit and instinct of the dogs’ to guide you along the luminous trail. Marvel at the silhouette of massive timbers, and crystals of hoar frost that glisten like diamonds in the full moon’s light. Defrost your eyelashes with hot toddies and appetizers at the campfire.
*Available around the full moon only.
A cabin awaits your arrival, 15kms up the Small River Valley. Here you will bed down and snack the dogs before settling in. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Enjoy great food and good cheer in the main cabin or at the fire before retiring into your warm bed of blankets for the night.
Awake to the song of the huskies howl, water the dogs, and then enjoy your hot home cooked breakfast. Load up the sleds, harness your team and get ready for the sprint back down to the trailhead.
Participants are required to have had a big breakfast prior to arrival. We will provide a light lunch, dinner, a late night snack, hot beverages, and a hot breakfast in the morning. Guests may wish to bring their own additional snacks, beverages, clothing, swimsuit, towel, etc, in a small overnight pack. The cabin is fully equipped with a gas stove, fridge, cookware, fireplace, and bedding. Quarters are private if one couple, a group of six would share the main cabin. We expect guests to take part in the care of the dogs and preparation of the teams while on this tour.
This tour is great for large groups, families with young children, those who want a quick taste of dogsledding or those whom might be on a time restriction. Trip includes an introduction to the dogs, orientation on how we hook up the "team" and how to drive the sled.
Tour concludes with a hot beverage and homemade treats back at the trail head.
We can accommodate large (school groups, clubs, corporate incentive parties) running tours back to back and adding other options such as interpretive snowshoe hikes and a campfire lunch.
Have you dreamed of driving a dogsled through a pristine alpine valley while driving your own team of dogs. Don’t wait a moment longer – Your adventure begins now! Our Dogsledding partners are located 90 minutes outside of Jasper in Valemount, British Columbia.
They provide transportation (or you may drive your own vehicle) through the Yellowhead Pass to your dogsled experience. Following a brief lesson you will have the opportunity to drive your own team of 6 to 8 dogs, or you can choose to snuggle up in a blanket and let someone else to do the driving.
Travel time to the dogsled staging area is approximately 90 minutes from Jasper. Please be prepared for winter mountain driving conditions and a time change to Pacific Standard Time (one hour behind Jasper) if you choose to drive yourself.
Ascend 1000 vertical feet by dog team along a 100 year old trap line. This exhilarating 4 hour tour gives you a feel at how trappers and prospectors once explored this vast mountain wilderness. Warm up with a camp fire lunch at "Our Little Bit of Heaven" - a cozy log cabin alongside Small River.
Now that you have a good handle on things - hold on - it’s all down hill from here!
This tour can be a little demanding physically as sometimes it is required we "break trail". Those who participate in this tour have the option to completely immerse themselves in all aspects of mushing. Take part in the watering, unharnessing and loading of our outstanding canine athletes after the tour!