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Welcome thrill seekers and dog lovers! What began as a traditional form of transportation is an adventure of a lifetime today.
The energy is infectious, and you’ll feel it before even stepping foot on the sled. It starts with the growing excitement of the dogs getting harnessed, then with the crack of the sled hitting the snow, and finally the exhilaration of running the team on winding trails under a snow-laden forest canopy.
Most operators offer a variety of outings from two-hour, half-day and full-day treks to night-time or multi-day sledding adventures. All trips are fully outfitted and guided; just come dressed warmly, keep your camera close and get ready to be blown away. Borealis Dogsled Tours delivers pure, unadulterated adventure on multi-day excursions out of Vermilion Bay. M.U.S.H.E.R.S Dog Sled Tours operates out of Warren, just west of Sudbury with a team of friendly dogs, great guides and traditional wooden equipment.
There are several amazing kennels offering dogsledding opportunities in and around Algonquin Provincial Park. Meet the hardworking team of Siberian Huskies at Winterdance Dogsled Tours in the Haliburton Highlands, bordering the park. Go star status and book the Heli-Dogsledding Tour; arrive by private helicopter and enjoy a dogsledding tour complete with trailside lunch by a roaring fire. Travel through stunning landscapes in and around the park with Highlands Wilderness Tours, Snow Forest Adventures, Algonquin Dog Sled Adventures, or North Ridge Ranch in Muskoka. Check out Chocpaw Expeditions in South River and Sugardogs Adventure Company in Sundridge. Haliburton Forest Dogsledding drives teams on over 300 kilometres of trails on 100,000 acres of private forest. Mush indeed!
Some of the fastest sled-dog teams in the world compete in Ontario's variety of exciting events. Race your own team or come out and cheer them on. Exciting events Kearney Dog Sled Races north of Huntsville, Eldorado Gold Sled Dog Races near Belleville and the Haliburton Highlands Dogsled Derby.
Looking for something new? Take up kicksledding or skijoring - something of a cross between dogsledding and cross-country skiing. Make it the highlight of your weekend getaway with Quiet Bay Lodge or at Woodland Echoes in Magnetawan.