There are many excellent dogsledding outfitters to choose from in Ontario. They are passionate about their dogs and the natural world. It is not just a job, it's their way of life! They offer trips ranging from one hour to ten days. Don't worry if you have never tried it; the outfitters will teach you the basics and introduce you to one of the finest ways to enjoy a winter day.
You can also try dogsledding at many of Ontario's Resorts or experience the excitement of a dogsled race. Find outfitters, resorts and races on the map, then scroll down to read more about the outfitters and accommodation packages offered.
Getting Started: Choose The Adventure AND LOCATION That Is Right For You!
BOREAL JOURNEYS SLED DOG KENNEL - Kaministiquia (near Thunder Bay)
Boreal Journeys strives to foster the development of strong relationships between the guests and the dogs. This small kennel offers a very personal experience that allows participants to have an enriched adventure.
BOREALIS DOGSLED TOURS - Vermillion Bay
Join Borealis for a dogsled excursion through spectacular Northwestern Ontario. Your trek, along ancient routes used by Ojibway hunters and trappers, will take you through some of the most pristine and rugged wilderness in Canada. Nights on the trail are spent at a log outpost cabin and in heated wall tents. These camps have a traditional rustic appeal and provide a warm place to enjoy an evening meal of moose, grouse or fish.
RAVENS ADVENTURES DOGSLED TOURS - Cochrane
Ravens Adventures offer dogsled tours for groups and special events. Ride in one of the sleds or drive your own team of dogs. Tours start with a pre-trip orientation where you will meet the dogs, learn to harness and handle the sled. One hour to overnight trips are available.
EXPLORERS' EDGE (MUSKOKA, ALGONQUIN, ALMAGUIN, LORING-RESTOULE, PARRY SOUND)
CHOCPAW EXPEDITIONS - South River
On a Chocpaw dogsledding adventure, you will learn the skills necessary to enjoy the Canadian winter and develop a working relationship with your team of dogs as you travel through the Algonquin wilderness. Choose from day trips to multi-day expeditions.
NORTH RIDGE RANCH - Huntsville
A dog sledding adventure at North Ridge Ranch with Brad Fetterley is an excellent introduction to this spectacular sport. This is a very interactive trip—you will help harness your dogs, hook them up to the sleds and learn how to issue the commands. You will travel two per sled, pulled by a six-dog team. Half, full and multi-day adventures are available. Two-night Chili-Dog Getaway available at Fern Glen Inn.
SNOW FOREST ADVENTURES - Algonquin Provincial Park and Temagami
Snow Forest Adventures offers world class dogsledding adventures in Algonquin Park, Temagami and Canada's far north. Trips range in length from two- to 10-day wilderness expeditions. Drive your own team of lovable Alaskan Huskies and stay in the comfort of heated prospector tents, while enjoying wholesome, homemade meals. All trips owner-guided.
SUGARDOGS ADVENTURE COMPANY - Sundridge
Enjoy a half-day, full day or customized dogsledding or skijoring adventure.
WILDERNESS ADVENTURES - Algonquin Provincial Park
Mush along with Algonquin Dog Sled Adventures on this one to seven day Algonquin Park wilderness dogsled adventure, led by experienced guides and support staff! Drive your sled thirty to fifty kilometres a day to remote wilderness camps and overnight in cozy woodstove heated tents on the two- to five-day trips. Round trip transportation from Toronto may be available, please call.
DOGSLEDDING PACKAGES WITH ACCOMMODATION
FERN GLEN INN - With North Ridge Ranch Near Huntsville
On this "Chili-Dog Getaway", enjoy two nights' comfortable accommodation, use of Fern Glen Inn trails, snowshoes and toboggans, one hearty chill dinner, two breakfasts, plus a half-day guided dog sledding adventure at North Ridge Ranch near Huntsville.
VOYAGEUR QUEST - Algonquin Provincial Park near South River
Voyageur Quest offers a variety of dogsledding adventures. Choose from day trips, weekend trips, three-day adventure, and winter sampler packages.
HALIBURTON FOREST DOGSLEDDING - Haliburton Highlands
Introduction to dogsledding. Experienced guides lead an excursion into Haliburton Forest's winter wonderland on dogsled, going through snow-covered forests, across lakes and wetlands. Come along for the ride of a lifetime!
HIGHLANDS WILDERNESS TOURS - Maynooth
Highlands Wilderness Tours is a small family-run business that caters to your needs. All tours are scheduled individually so you and your group have the privacy to learn at a pace that suits your skill level. You will pilot an enthusiastic team of dogs on a "closed loop" totally private wilderness trail set up to safely teach you the art of mushing.
WINTERDANCE DOGSLED TOURS - Haliburton
Discover the thrill of driving a team of purebred Siberian Huskies! Explore Haliburton's breathtaking winter wilderness while dogsledding in magical silence. This is the perfect adventure for those wanting to lose themselves in time to the magic and beauty of remote wilderness and the dogs. Choose from two- hour, half-day, full-day, moonlit run or multi-day tours or a dogsledding package with accommodation at Sir Sam's Inn.
CALL OF THE WILD - Algonquin Provincial Park near Maynooth/Bancroft
Call of the Wild offers a variety of dogsledding adventures with accommodations at the Algonquin Ecolodge. Choose a three- or four-day dogsledding adventure or a three-day multi-adventure (including dogsledding, cross country skin and snowshoeing).
What's It Like To Dogsled?
"Many people think they have to go to Alberta, the Yukon or even Quebec for dogsledding," write Dave & Deb, one of the world's most successful travelling couples. "But in Ontario's Haliburton Highlands, there is an amazing tour that anyone can take, where they can drive their own dog sleds and have the adventure of a lifetime." Read all about their adventure with Winterdance Dogsled Tours
The Planet D inspires adventure in everyone. Dave & Deb made the decision in 2004 to pursue a life dedicated to travelling. They blog about these experiences on their site theplanetd.com, and quickly earned a passionate fanbase who have continued to follow their travels every step of the way.