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.
Getting Started: Choose The Adventure AND LOCATION That Is Right For You!
BOREAL JOURNEYS SLED DOG KENNEL - Kaministiquia
Located about 45 minutes from Thunder Bay, Boreal Journeys provides memorable adventures dog sledding through some of Canada's most iconic and revered landscapes. For more information, please call 807-933-4224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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 Dog Sledders 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
Drive your own dogsled team and explore the highland forests on the western border of Algonquin Park. Enjoy a half-day, full day or customized dogsledding or a skijoring adventure with the Sugardogs family of pets.
DOGSLEDDING PACKAGES WITH ACCOMMODATION
FERN GLEN INN - With North Ridge Ranch Near Huntsville
On this "Dog Sledders 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.